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Full Time Faculty Dental Hygiene

Pasadena City College
$7,471.29 - $11,097.09 Monthly

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Pasadena City College is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Dental Hygiene commencing with the 2023-2024 academic year. Dental Hygiene program faculty members are directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of the Dental Hygiene program and ensuring program compliance with regulatory requirements of Dental Hygiene Board of California and maintenance of program compliance standards as required by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. These responsibilities require leadership in both academic and clinical setting and include meeting student retention goals, participating in educational planning; evaluating student performance; motivating and advising students; and generating program reports as needed.

We are committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, including those of every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of background and level of preparation. We are looking for candidates with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented demographics in the sciences who can create a welcoming classroom culture and positively engage in our diverse student population.

At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect the racial, social, economic, academic and cultural diversity including students with different ability statuses.
  • We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice.
  • 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.
  • We seek 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.

  • We seek 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 assigned courses or classes in this discipline/area (including lecture, laboratory and clinical courses on site or in off-campus practice clinical settings).
  • 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).
  • Keep current in the field of Dental Hygiene and instructional pedagogy by attendance of conferences, workshops and self-directed study.
  • Participate in the program and curriculum revision and update process and collaboration with the college and faculty members in the discipline to maintain program accreditation and Board Approval.
  • Provide substitute coverage for other program faculty, as needed to sustain the program.
  • Plans learning experiences (i.e. classroom activities, pre/post conferences, and clinical assignments for student supervision, evaluation, and feedback conferences).
  • Prepares written evaluation materials (i.e. syllabi, tests, handouts, etc.) for submission and duplication in a timely manner.
  • Requests and submits complete descriptions of equipment and supplies needed for activities (clinical lab supplies, AV material, course budgets, etc.).
  • Manages schedule to ensure regular and prompt attendance at all required course activities, committee and faculty meetings.
  • Plans and schedules teaching and clinical/lab activities for curriculum courses and teaching.
  • Prepares formal and informal reports as required for Systematic Program Evaluation governing institution, and governmental and accrediting agencies.
  • Controls and monitors ongoing instructional activities and systems in order to maintain adherence to prescribed standards and student evaluation.
  • Holds students accountable for acquiring competency in their performance, and assists students in re-mediation to acquire and maintain competence.
  • Motivates students through instructional and counseling activities toward high levels of contribution to the discipline. Conducts conferences with students concerning academic and clinical competence and progress.
  • Records and maintains data for student records, grades, accreditation, program compliance with Dental Hygiene Board of California Regulations and CODA accreditation standards and college requirements (i.e. test item banks, course evaluation portfolio, annual course reports, etc.).
  • Coordinates and manages the course implementation in consultation with members of the teaching team.
  • Effectively and Collegially work with other faculty and staff to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Participates in scholarship through teaching, application, and the integration, and discovery of knowledge.
  • Create and/or contribute to development of course curriculum as needed to maintain currency with professional and industry standards.
  • Participates in recruitment and retention programs.
  • Participates with faculty to develop and assess student learning outcomes. Uses the results to improve teaching and learning.
  • Participates in divisional and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities.
  • Undertakes the divisional and professional responsibilities of a regular faculty member.
  • Participate in the recruitment, outreach, and development of internship opportunities for students.
  • Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of students with differing learning modalities and abilities
  • Knowledge of current practices in distance education including learning management systems such as Canvas
  • 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
  • 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 techniques
  • 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
  • Experience with equipment used in Dental offices, clinics and laboratories


  • 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

  • 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 equivalent qualifications.
  • Master's Degree in any discipline
  • Completion of dental hygiene or Doctorate in Dentistry 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
  • Familiarity and/or experience in performing Interim Therapeutic Restorations
  • 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
  • Willingness to work with and support students who are have diverse learning needs
  • Ability to teach through a variety of mechanisms to effectively instruct students


    Ten Months, 100% - Tenure-track position beginning August 2023
    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.


    • 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


    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. by the posted deadline 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. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:
    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.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • 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/Preferred Qualifications. Include an Equity, diversity, and inclusion statement that describes your past and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • 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.

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    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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