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Dental Assistant Laboratory Faculty, Part-Time (non-credit) (Adjunct Faculty Pool)

Community College of Philadelphia
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Dental Assistant Laboratory Faculty, Part-Time (non-credit) (Adjunct Faculty Pool)

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General Description:

The Corporate Solutions Department at the Community College of Philadelphia is seeking part-time Instructors to teach a Dental Assistant Lab course.

Corporate Solutions provides credit and noncredit education to businesses, organizations, and individuals wishing to enhance their skillset and meet educational goals. We offer a comprehensive menu of high quality continuing education and career-training programs brought to you by our expert faculty and staff. Corporate Solutions delivers programming through the following business lines: Continuing Education and Career Training, Contract Training, Corporate College, Small Business Training – Center for Small Business & Power Up Your Business, and Workforce Testing.

Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through our doors seeking associate’s degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of our degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region. Over 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and seek employment, strengthening our local economy and workforce. Local businesses look to us to provide workplace training to keep their workers skilled and their companies competitive.

*Applicant credentials will be kept on file until 12/31/2022.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Co-teaching Dental Assistant lab principals and skills to prepare students for the National Entry-Level Dental Assistant credential according to the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) scope of practice, including Infection Control, Anatomy Morphology and Physiology, and Radiation Health and Safety.

• Co-teach assigned lab skill content areas in accordance with the College’s approved course description.

• Follow course syllabus in accordance with student learning outcomes.

• Incorporate appropriate teaching-learning strategies, technologies, and assessment methods for evaluation of student learning.

• Provide administrative tasks and clinical support duties, including support the work of the Dental Assistant, monitoring equipment status, ordering clinic supplies, and chair side dental assisting.

• Adhere to professional and ethical standards of conduct.

• Manage classroom dynamics and elevate any student or program concerns

• Document student daily attendance.
• Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.

• Demonstrate appropriate use of existing technology to further learning for students. Incorporate instructional technology to support the learning process.

• Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.

• Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students.

• Manage the learning environment with a student-centered focus. Implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students.

• Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Recognize the unique needs, culture, and context of students and advocates for their learning and well-being.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Qualified candidates must be a Dental Assistant or licensed Dental Hygienist. Must possess working knowledge of delivering effective instruction. Strong interpersonal skills, a passion for training, and the ability to engage and connect with students.

• DANB RHS Certification.

• Minimum 3 years clinical experience with relevant clinic management, patient safety,compliance, and other risk management practices, including privacy laws and regulations, andpatient file documentation and record management.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Associate degree.

• Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching diverse adult learners of all abilities.

Work Location:

Main Campus

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

• Interested persons should complete an online application. • Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED. • Name and contact information for three (3) references REQUIRED. • Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups. AA/EOE.


Working at Community College of Philadelphia

Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. On our Main Campus or at any of our three Regional Centers within Philadelphia, we offer the convenience our students need to fit classes into their busy schedules.

We seek to empower our community through education, one individual at a time. More than 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and strengthen our local economy. It is our mission to prepare Philadelphians for a new career or transfer to a four-year college so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

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