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DENTAL ASSISTING INSTRUCTOR

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DENTAL ASSISTING INSTRUCTOR

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 01/31/2022

Campus Location: San Jose City College

Position Description:
POSITION SUMMARY

This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE (10 Months) Tenure Track position as Instructor of Dental Assisting in the Division of Business and Workforce Development located at San Jose City College.

Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities.

This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.

About the District


As a leading educational institution, the mission of the San Jose Evergreen Community College District is to meet the diverse educational and workforce needs of our community by empowering our students to become agents of socio-economic change. SJECCD is the premier post-secondary education institution in our region for advancing opportunity, equity, and social justice through educational excellence. Our District's core values are opportunity, equity and social justice. Each one of these values is incorporated into our strategic planning and is a part of the foundational commitments we make to our communities.

About the College

At San Jose City College (SJCC), the mission is to serve our students and the community by offering high quality, relevant, and innovative instruction for basic skills, career pathways, university transfer, and life-long learning. We strive to accomplish this by awarding certificates and associate degrees to eligible students taught in a multicultural environment where student achievement, successful learning and social justice are highly valued, supported, and continually assessed.

Located in California's Silicon Valley, the college offers all the benefits of being close to the world's hub of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. SJCC currently serves the Milpitas, San Jose, and other surrounding communities and serves approximately 20,000 students per semester.

About Teaching in Dental Assisting

The college seeks a faculty candidate who can be a strong partner in achieving the mission and vision of the college and district.

At SJCC, faculty support the college mission to deliver instruction that is student-centered, priority driven, and collaborative. With high quality faculty, SJCC strives to improve student success through a culture of evidence by providing structured educational pathways and continuous support services that align with their educational and career goals and promote responsible global citizenship and civic engagement.

Additionally, faculty in Business and Workforce Development respond to the workforce needs of the Silicon Valley region, while supporting economic mobility of our diverse community. The college offers programs in Dental Radiation Safety (X-ray license), Coronal Polishing and Pit and Fissure Sealants, preparation for the Dental Board of California State Board exam and the Dental Assisting National Boards Certified Dental Assistant exam.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.

2. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

3. Use methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter.

4. Use appropriate preparation and organization skills in area of assignment.

5. Adapt to current teaching trends especially the use technology as a teaching and learning tool.

6. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.

7. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.

8. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as but not limited to: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.

9. Attend and participate in department, division, department advisory board and college meetings and keep posted office hours.

10. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

11. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.

12. Foster a professional work and learning environment.

13. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. Must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree earned from an accredited institution and at least two (2) years of relevant experience related to the discipline.

2. Possess computer application skills related to the position and discipline.

Required, Special Licenses, Certificates:

1. Current valid California License as Registered Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienist or Dentist

2. Current valid California Radiation Safety License

3. Current valid Coronal Polish License

4. Current valid Pit and Fissure Sealant Certificate

5. Certified Dental Assisting Certificate

6. Current CPR/BLS certificate



Desired Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications:

1. Knowledge of CODA and DBC DA educational standards.

2. Online teaching certified.

3. Emphasis on student centered and service learning to develop such workplace skills as team building, problem solving, and decision making skills.

4. Experience providing leadership and/or assistance in planning and coordination to grow the Dental Assisting program.

5. Experience participating in associate faculty hiring processes, peer reviews and mentoring.

6. Experience fostering relationships with current and prospective community partners including members of the Advisory Board and employers.

7. Demonstrated expertise in cutting edge and new technologies with respect to Dental Assisting.

8. Interest in computer-enhanced instruction and willingness to explore new technologies that would benefit program.

9. Experience recruiting industry partners to serve on advisory boards.

10. Teaching experience at the community college level.

11. Leadership experience in developing and revising Dental Assisting curriculum.

12. Experience in online course development and/or teaching.

13. Working knowledge of multi-media materials, computer-assisted instruction-Canvas, and online testing software.

14. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

District’s Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

    Salary Range:
    $81,767 to $112,242 Entry Level Annual Salary (10 Month Academic Salary Schedule 2021-2022); Maximum Salary Potential $145,632. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

    Benefits:
    Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Faculty also receive paid sick leave.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/

    About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
    The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

    As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

    The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.





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  • Organization

    With student learning as its primary focus, the San José/Evergreen Community College District provides continuous access to a wide range of comprehensive and flexible post-secondary academic and occupational programs that prepare Silicon Valley residents of all ages for balanced and productive lives and successful careers. To reach these educational goals, the district provides the appropriate support services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

    In fulfilling this mission, the district assists students in achieving their educational and employment goals including, but not limited to, lower-division transfer and general education, two-year college degrees, certificates, distance learning opportunities, basic skills instruction, English as a Second Language, economic development, adult non-credit courses, targeted career training, and community services courses.

    Human Resources

    Human Resources serves those individuals dedicated to providing educational opportunities and critical support services to the students from our communities.  Our role is to attract the very best for our students to ensure that staff, faculty and administrators are skilled in their profession, sensitive to students needs and welcoming to all who come to San Jose-Evergreen Community College District.

    Human Resources is to safe guard the interests of the District and promote the professional growth, health and well-being of all its employees. The Human Resources Services Group provides direct service and support to individual employees.  We work together with our partners at the colleges and district –wide operations to develop initiatives that foster the continuous development of our workforce.

    The employees are the foundation upon which this District realizes the values it upholds through the dedication, leadership and understanding demonstrated by our faculty and staff.

    San José/Evergreen Community College District is for the professional who is committed to equity and excellence, and attracted to a work environment dedicated to student success.  We welcome you to our community.

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