Faculty, Dental Hygiene Program

Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, MD

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Allied Health, Dentistry
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details


This full-time, tenure track faculty position is responsible for teaching the College’s Dental Hygiene program curricula. This instructor will be responsible for teaching classroom, clinical, and laboratory sessions, committee assignments, student academic advising, student recruitment, assessment of student learning, procurement of equipment, materials, supplies and instructional resources. The instructor will work in collaboration with the program coordinator and faculty for the ongoing development, evaluation, and revisions of the Dental Hygiene program curricula.


A. The Instructor reports directly to and is responsible to the Director of Health Sciences and works in coordination with the Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator.

B. The Instructor collaborates most closely with the Health Sciences Externships & Clinical Coordinator, Health Sciences Administrative Office Associate, Lead Instructor/Program Coordinator Dental Assisting Program, Dental Hygiene Full-time faculty and Adjunct Faculty, Academic Advising, Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education and the Dental Community.


A. This faculty member is expected to prepare for and teach 15 credits per semester.

1. Assessment: the faculty member is expected to assess learning outcomes at the course, discipline, program, and college levels.

2. Student Advisement: the faculty member should be available to advise students on courses, program, and career objectives with support. The faculty member will maintain 5 office hours per week. Documentation of student advisement will occur using the College’s online advising tracking system.

3. Student Advocacy: the faculty member should be committed to student learning and success and available to help students as needed to maximize student success and retention.

4. Curriculum Development: the faculty member must be current in the field of their instruction and transfer that knowledge to students in course content and teaching delivery, as well as continuous curriculum revisions, enhancements, and deletions to keep current with standards.

5. Recruitment and Marketing: the faculty member is a College ambassador with special obligations to promote their discipline or program to students and the local community.

6. Shared Governance: the faculty member participates in all levels of shared College governance, including departmental, divisional, and institution-wide activities.

7. Professional Development: the faculty member maintains an approved professional development plan that supports the College’s strategic goals and improves instructional quality.

8. College Service: the faculty member is expected to serve the College in activities addressing departmental responsibilities, and/or community outreach, and/or student and campus-life activities.

9. Community Service: the faculty member serves the College in voluntary community service activity that positively reflects the College’s image and is not in conflict with the College’s strategic goals or faculty responsibilities.


A. This faculty member is responsible for contributing to continued revision of the dental hygiene program; assisting with maintenance of all equipment; working with the dental hygiene program coordinator reviewing and preparing documentation to ensure program compliance with regulatory and accreditation bodies.

B. This faculty member is expected to deliver student-centered courses, including distance learning sections; develop and evaluate instructional materials, participate in student outcome assessment projects; advise students in and outside the classroom; and work with other dental faculty to provide a quality clinical experience for students, complying with the state dental hygiene practice act.

C. This faculty member is expected to participate in other college-related activities and must be willing to be involved in community related-activities (e.g., working with the dental advisory board, participating in dental community activities, attending health career fairs and working with high school guidance counselors to promote the dental assisting program.)

D. This faculty member must be current in the field of their instruction and transfer that knowledge to students in course content and teaching delivery; as well as, curriculum revisions and updates.


Graduate of an accredited dental or dental hygiene school through the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The faculty member must be licensed or eligible for licensure from the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) from an accredited college or university with teaching experience at a community college preferred, a background in education theory and methodology, and current concept knowledge relative to subjects teaching required. Three years clinical experience as a licensed dental hygienist required.


Strong organizational and writing skills; attention to detail, with excellent advising/counseling skills. Ability to establish good working relationships with staff, students, and the community. Ability to organize and prioritize work, makes decisions independently, and attends to details. Working knowledge of State of Maryland dental hygiene practice, infection control, sterilization techniques, effective laboratory skills, with teaching experience preferred. CPR/BLS current certification required.


Classroom/Lab/Clinical environment


Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as the first of its kind in Maryland. More than 100 programs of study are available for university transfer, career preparation, and personal enrichment. HCC also offers non-credit continuing education courses and customized training programs, as well as remedial and developmental courses to help students prepare for college-level offerings. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, HCC awards associate degrees, certificates, and letters of recognition.


HCC employs approximately 540 individuals each year in full and part-time positions. Hundreds of student workers and campus volunteers also serve the campus community.

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