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Full-Time Faculty Dental Hygiene

Pasadena City College
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Full-Time Faculty Dental Hygiene

Pasadena City College

$7,471.29 - $11,097.09 Monthly

Pasadena, CA

Full-Time Faculty



Health Sciences

2/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Tenure-Track (Four Years)

See posting for work schedule details.

Contract Monthly Faculty


As a condition of employment, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by the date of employment.


Pasadena City College is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Dental Hygiene Instructor commencing with the 2022-2023 academic year.
At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect the racial, social, economic, academic and cultural diversity including students with different ability statuses. PCC is hiring a full-time, tenure-track, student-centered Dental Hygiene Instructor commencing with the 2022-2023 academic year. The primary emphasis of the position will be providing instruction for Dental Hygiene students.

  • We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice in Dental Hygiene.

  • We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understanding of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities.

  • Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and engagement that incorporates working with historically marginalized populations.

    PCC is looking for candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our racially and socially diverse student population. PCC is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College's mission, vision, and core values.

    We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. Successful candidates will share our vision and will work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. PCC is a designated Hispanic-serving institution that takes great responsibility in serving our Latinx students while also supporting Black, Asian American and Pacific Islander and Indigenous Students towards their educational attainment and economic well-being. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.

  • Teach any courses as assigned in the Dental Hygiene program curriculum. Primary teaching responsibilities will include lecture, laboratory, andinstructional in clinical settings including off-campus practice locations.
  • Ability to perform the work of hygienist in a clinical setting, including those tasks related to preparation of the clinical and or classroom environment.
  • Assures instructional activities are conducted in compliance with the Dental Practice Act of the State of California and with the standards Dental Hygiene Board of California, and the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Plans learning experiences (i.e. classroom activities, laboratory activities and clinical assignments for students, student supervision, evaluation and feedback conferences)
  • Controls and monitors ongoing instructional activities and systems in order to maintain adherence to prescribed standards of student evaluation
  • Holds students accountable for the acquired competency in their performance, and assists students in remediation to acquire and maintain competence
  • Conducts conferences with students concerning academic and clinical competence and progress
  • Records and maintains data for student records, grades, accreditation, and school studies (i.e. test banks, course evaluation portfolio, annual course reports, etc.)
  • Prepares written evaluation material (i.e. syllabi, tests, handouts, etc.) for submission and duplication in a timely manner
  • Participates with other faculty to develop, assess and report student learning outcomes, and uses the results to improve teaching and learning
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of Dental Hygiene Program Curriculum and the development and improvement of instructional methods using data
  • Manages schedule to ensure regular and prompt attendance at all required course activities, committee and faculty meetings
  • Plans and schedules teaching and clinical/laboratory activities for curriculum courses and teaching
  • Prepares formal and informal reports as required for Systematic Program Evaluation, governing institution, governmental and accreditation agencies
  • Keep current in the field of Dental Hygiene and instructional pedagogy by attendance of conferences, workshops and self-directed study
  • Participate in the program revision and update process and collaboration with the college and faculty members in the discipline to maintain program accreditation and Board Approval.
  • Participate in departmental, division and College Governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities
  • Responsible for maintaining credentials and licensure as required by accreditation, licensing and regulatory agencies
  • Provide substitute coverage for other faculty as needed to sustain the program
  • Undertakes the division and responsibilities of a regular faculty member

  • Demonstrated passion for, and experience with, teaching a diverse student body with a broad spectrum of socioeconomic means and academic preparation
  • Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of students with differing learning modalities and abilities
  • Experience working collaboratively on curriculum development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A dynamic personality and a strong desire to transform and improve STEM education
  • Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum
  • Familiarity with Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Standards and the California Dental Practice Act
  • Awareness and experience with appropriate uses of technology in the teaching and learning of Dental Hygiene
  • Knowledge of current practices in distance education including learning management systems such as Canvas
  • Knowledge of current practices in distance education including course management systems, e.g. Canvas
  • Experience with equipment used in Dental offices, clinics and laboratories
  • Experience with Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with students of varying academic preparation and learning styles
  • Knowledgeable about culturally sustaining pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American, Latinx, and Indigenous groups who are historically underrepresented and underserved in Dental Hygiene
  • Recent experience working with minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shapes patterns of participation and outcomes.
  • Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience and proficiency in current teaching and learning technologies

  • Successful completion of livescan clearance and TB screening.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109.
  • Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member.
  • Board of Trustees approval.

  • Bachelor's Degree AND two (2) years of related occupational experience OR
  • An associate's degree AND six (6) years of related experience OR
  • The equivalent AND an unencumbered Dental Hygiene License with expanded functions issued by the Dental Hygiene Board of California OR
  • An unencumbered Dental license issued by the Dental Board of California
    (It is the applicant's responsibility to provide documentation to support equivalent qualifications.)
    Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency. When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC's Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide ample documentation to support the equivalent qualifications.

  • Master's Degree in any discipline
  • Completion of dental hygiene or dental program approved by Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • 3 years or greater clinical experience working as a dental hygienist or dentist in the last 5 years
  • Advanced certification Interim Therapeutic Restorations
  • Possess RDHAP licensure endorsement
  • Experience in teaching ­­­­­­­­­ Dental Hygiene at the community college level to a diverse student body, the majority of which are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences
  • Demonstrated experience in developing lower division Dental Hygiene curriculum which uses established high impact practices to increase student success and completion
  • Experience in using student-centered and innovative pedagogies to teach and motivate students at all levels of college-readiness.
  • Up-to-date experience and/or training in online instruction and knowledge of best practices in distance education
  • Experience using digital or electronic patient record systems
  • Demonstrated awareness and/or implementation of effective course assessment techniques
  • Candidates with a strong record of successful mentorship and a record of service activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.
  • Experience in culturally responsive pedagogy that acknowledges, responds to, and celebrates equitable access to education for students from all cultures.
  • Innovative lesson planning in emergent curricula.

    Ten Months, 100% - Tenure-track position beginning August 2022

    Thirty-four (34) hours per week consisting of a combination of in-class teaching and preparation for teaching; five and one half (5.5) hours of additional time for student conferences; and five and one half (5.5) hours for professional growth and development, College governance and other professional responsibilities. The College has two 16-week semesters and offers a full range of courses beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. Faculty must be available to teach anytime within those hours. Faculty may be offered the opportunity to teach classes during winter and summer intersessions.

    Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Applications completed and received by 11:59 p.m. on February 10, 2022 will receive full consideration.

    Please keep in mind the following:
  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through the Applicant Tracking Software (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Positions are full-time (100%) and "open until filled," unless otherwise stated.
  • The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees.

    Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete.

    If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626.585.7388. Applicants may expect to be notified approximately 4 - 5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their application.

    For full consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application. An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.

    1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    2. Cover Letter addressing qualifications for this position. Please discuss the ways you meet each of the points listed under “The Responsibilities,” “Minimum Qualifications,” “Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities” and “Desirable Qualifications.

    After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage.

    Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted.

    Established in 1924, Pasadena City College, (“PCC”), has been serving the West San Gabriel Valley for 94 years. PCC enrolls more than 29,500 students each semester and offers 107 academic degree programs and 72 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to its students. PCC serves one of the most culturally diverse student populations in the nation. The College sets the stage for preparing students to meet the demands of a changing world. Building relationships with community partners provides opportunities for PCC faculty and its students to engage in opportunities not often available to students in other areas.

    The main college campus occupies a 53-acre site, while the Foothill Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate nearby off-campus facilities. Due to the geographic size of the District, PCC has two additional satellite sites - the Rosemead Center and its newest site, PCC Northwest at John Muir High School. For more information, go to

    Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students' academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.

    PCC has many institutional strengths that distinguish it among its peers, both in the state and across the nation. Among them are:

  • A highly multicultural student body:
    48% Latino/a/x4% Black/African American
    26% Asian 4% Two of More Races
    13% White5% Unknown/Other
  • Annually, at 49%, the College achieves recognition for one of the highest rates for transfer degrees to baccalaureate level institutions, both in California and across the nation. Additionally, PCC boasts a 52% bachelor's degree attainment rate for Pasadena graduates who transfer to a four-year university, compared to 42% nationally. The College is well known for national mathematics and forensic honors, as well as its extensive study abroad opportunities.
  • PCC was once again named one of ten national finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for their outstanding outcomes in four areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for multiethnic and underserved students.
  • PCC is ranked by the Military Times as the top community college in California for military veterans, and the College is similarly ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. The PCC Courier, the student newspaper, is a perennial award winner.
  • Twelve students are elected annually by the PCC Associated Students to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. There are 80 student clubs and organizations representing the interests of a culturally diverse student population.
  • In February 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of School and Colleges reaffirmed PCC's status as a fully accredited institution. For more information, go to


    As a condition of employment, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by the date of employment.

    The Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1987, Public Law 99-603 requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. This requirement applies to both United States citizens and aliens.

    Any employee who is unwilling/unable to fulfill this requirement will not be employed.

    Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.

    If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources.

    It is the policy of the PACCD that all candidates for employment need to be cleared for employment through the process of background check and verification of prior employment, references and credentials.

    Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police and Safety. (Public Law 101-542)

    The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District, or in employment procedures and practices of the District.

    The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District Office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.

    The Board of Trustees reserves the right to extend time limits or reinstate the search process at any time.The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer.The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.

    Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

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  • Organization

    The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

    Institutional Core Values

    As an institution committed to successful student learning in an environment of intellectual freedom, Pasadena City College is guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:

    A Passion for Learning

    A Commitment to Integrity

    An Appreciation for Diversity

    A Respect for Collegiality

    A Recognition of Our Heritage of Excellence

    Academic programs: 60 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Career and Technical programs: 76 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Lifelong learning programs: 25 program areas with evening and weekend classes

    Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

    Offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Certificates of Achievement and Occupational Skills Certificates

    Recognized for:

    • High student transfer rate
    • Honors at Entrance Scholarship awards and nearly $28 million in student scholarships and financial aid

    Number of Employees:

    • 435 faculty, librarians, counselors and administrators;
    • 625 adjunct faculty
    • 382 maintenance, trades, professional, clerical, and management


    We are looking for faculty, administrators, and support staff who will help us meet our educational goals of providing students with:

    • excellence in education in a learning-centered environment, 
    • high-quality support services, and
    • a campus climate that embraces diversity.

    We are proud of our excellence. We invite you to contribute to our tradition of excellence and to apply for available positions in the Academic, Classified, Adjunct Faculty, and Management categories.

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