Dental Hygiene Faculty, Full-Time

Employer
Community College of Philadelphia
Location
Main Campus

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Health & Medical, Allied Health, Dentistry

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Position Title:

Dental Hygiene Faculty, Full-Time

Requisition Number:

FAC00374

General Description:

The Department of Allied Health at the Community College of Philadelphia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Dental Hygiene for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Dental Hygiene Program prepares graduates to be competent oral health clinicians and educators with the ability to develop effective oral health programs that can be utilized in private practice sites, schools and alternative practice settings in the community. The clinical training is conducted on campus in a 17 chair, free dental hygiene clinic. Students have the opportunity to treat diverse patient populations, many with advanced periodontal disease. The Dental Hygiene program is designed so that students, upon matriculation, can complete the program in 24 consecutive months. Graduating Dental Hygiene students are eligible to take the Northeast Regional Board Examination and the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.

Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Dental Hygiene instruction in both classroom and clinical settings, for both day and/or evening hours.

• Other responsibilities, which relate to the students and program advancement, may include but is not limited to program administration, curriculum development, student guidance, and accreditation documentation.
• Participate in course/program assessment and course development, student mentoring, and retention.

• Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.

• Actively participate in the academic life of the College; including participation in graduation, recruitment events, general assemblies, student life activities and other cross functional teams. Create learning opportunities for students inside and outside of the classroom including opportunities to teach dual-enrollment high school students.

• Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.

• Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students.

• Participation in continual assessment and course updates to ensure excellence in meeting program and student learning outcomes.

• Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Utilize innovative teaching strategies and technologies for online learning and other technology tools to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population. Maintain office hours to meet with students outside of the classroom and respond to questions or concerns.

• Commitment to professional learning and growth, student mentoring, and service to the profession. Remain current in the use of technology, developments within the field of discipline, and developments related to teaching and student success.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in education or related areas.

• Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene and Local Anesthesia License (or be eligible for licensure) required.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrates computer literacy and focuses on student-centered education.

• Didactic and clinical teaching experience at a college level for a minimum of two years.

Work Location:

Main Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants:

• Interested persons should complete an online application.

• Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.

• Names and contact information of 3 professional referenced REQUIRED.

• Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

• Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.

Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups. AA/EOE.

Salary Grade or Rank:

Rank 5 or Rank 6

Position Type:

Faculty

Employment Status :

Full-Time

Organization

Working at Community College of Philadelphia

Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. On our Main Campus or at any of our three Regional Centers within Philadelphia, we offer the convenience our students need to fit classes into their busy schedules.

We seek to empower our community through education, one individual at a time. More than 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and strengthen our local economy. It is our mission to prepare Philadelphians for a new career or transfer to a four-year college so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

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