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Department Chair/Head

Trident Technical College
North Charleston, SC
Closing date
Jun 18, 2021
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Job Responsibilities

The department head reports directly to the dean. The department head is responsible for teaching courses, designing and developing curriculum, evaluating student performance, and advising students. Additional responsibilities include assisting the dean with program development, personnel, budget, and equipment.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

This position requires a master's degree in dental hygiene or related field and current South Carolina dental hygienist licensure (SC DHL) and Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with related experience. Candidates that do not have a current SC DHL and CDA will be considered and required to obtain within 3 months of accepting the position.

Preferred Qualifications

The department head will also have credentials appropriate to teach SC dental hygiene license, certification in Local Infiltration Anesthesia, and certification in Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Sedation. Ideal candidate must have experience managing accredited dental hygiene and/or dental assisting academic programs and dental clinics. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are essential. Must be able to function in an environment characterized by continual changes in information technology. Leadership, budgeting, and scheduling skills are essential for this position.

Additional Comments

To be considered for this position applicants MUST complete the online SC State Jobs Employment Application. Unofficial transcripts may also be attached, mailed to (Human Resources, PO Box 118067 Charleston, SC 29423), or faxed 843.574.6682 to the Human Resources Office by the deadline date and time. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For assistance, contact Human Resources at 843.574.6201.

Employment applicants may be subject to a background check. Failure to consent to a background check will result in the removal of your application from further consideration. Background checks are conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Trident Technical College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission or employment on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy.


Trident Technical College’s vision is to be the leading force for educational opportunity and economic competitiveness in the communities we serve.

Trident Technical College is a public, two-year, multi-campus community college that provides quality education and promotes economic development in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

An open-door institution of higher education, the college serves approximately 17,000 traditional and nontraditional curriculum students who have a wide variety of educational goals, from personal enrichment to career development to university transfer. To help students meet their goals, TTC offers university transfer associate degrees and applied technical associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. The curriculum includes programs in arts and sciences, agriculture, business, computer technology, engineering technology, health sciences, industrial technology, and public service. TTC students draw on knowledge from a broad range of disciplines to develop the communication and critical thinking skills that are fundamental to lifelong learning.

TTC further promotes economic development through continuing education courses; customized education and training for business, industry and government; and a variety of employment training programs.

TTC is committed to being accessible and responsive to community needs. To foster student success, TTC provides developmental education and comprehensive student services. In addition to traditional instruction, TTC’s flexible course offerings and alternative delivery methods, including online instruction, enable more members of the community to pursue higher education.

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2050 Mabeline Road
North Charleston
United States
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