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Dental Assisting Instructor,Part-Time/Adjunct

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
San Jose

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Dental Assisting Instructor,Part-Time/Adjunct

The San José-Evergreen Community College District is seeking a part-time/adjunct Dental Assisting Instructor at San Jose City College.

The instructor's assignment will include the following:
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.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.
4.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.
5.Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: 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.
6.Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.
7.Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.
8.Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.
9.Foster a professional work and learning environment.
10. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
11. Use methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter.
12. Use appropriate preparation skills in area of assignment.
13. Adapt to current teaching trends especially the use technology as a teaching and learning tool.

Minimum Qualifications


1. Bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience


Any associate degree and six years of professional experience


*The Equivalent

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. 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.

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


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.

Equivalency Information:

Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District's Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications as listed on the Job Announcements. Application(s) for equivalency are required if the degrees are not in the exact discipline required for the applicable position, according the California Community College Minimum Qualifications (select link below to review).

NOTE:Equivalency review is for degrees not in the exact discipline, only. If you have a degree earned outside of the United States, a U.S. credential evaluation must be attached with your application materials.
(See *Foreign Degrees section below).

California Community College Minimum Qualifications

District Equivalency Form

Foreign Degree

Degree(s) must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
All degrees and credits earned outside of the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.
Degrees earned outside of the U.S. without a U.S. credential evaluation attached, will not be considered.

Salary Placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.
Assignments may include day and evening responsibilities. This position is represented by the San José-Evergreen Community College District Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.

Please apply using the Direct Link below:

Adjunct/Part-time Faculty
Direct Link:
Position #F19014, Open and Continuous

Discipline- Degree Required,
Dental Technology

Other part-time instructors are needed to teach classes in other disciplines on an as needed basis.
Please refer to a complete list of all employment opportunities at San José-Evergreen Community College District.

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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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