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Dental Hygiene Instructor (part-time)

Mott Community College

Job Description

Position Title

Dental Hygiene Instructor (part-time)

Employee Group

PT Faculty

Starting Salary

$1080 per contact hour

Compensation Details

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Position Summary

Purpose, Scope & Dimension of Job: Faculty facilitate student learning and initiate and participate in efforts to consistently improve the level of student success. As learning facilitators, faculty consistently assess learning outcomes and their own teaching effectiveness (pedagogy). As professionals, faculty adhere to the ethical standards of their profession as outlined, for example, by the NEA and the State of Michigan. Where applicable, faculty maintain licensure and certifications.

Specific Teaching Assignment:
Faculty member will be responsible for teaching theory, laboratory or clinical courses in the dental hygiene program, adhering to the stated course objectives, content and delivery, as part of the approved program curriculum.

Minimum Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


1. Bachelorís Degree in Dental Hygiene or related area from an accredited institution.
2. Provide transcript of coursework documenting solid progress toward attaining Mastersí degree in Dental Hygiene or related field from an accredited institution.
3. Current Michigan licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.) or Doctor of Dentistry (D.D.S.). RDH must also be certified or eligible to obtain certification in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide delivery within six months of hiring.
4. At least three years of full time recent, relevant dental hygiene clinic experience.
5. This position is in a program that receives funding from the Perkins grant; therefore, incumbents must provide proof of current licensure and maintain their licensure as a condition of employment.
6. Possess clinical knowledge of the specific subjects to be taught, including background in educational methodology.
7. Evidence of continuing professional development.
8. Understanding of and commitment to community college teaching, mission and philosophy.
9. Innovative, flexible and positive teaching style and understanding the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
10. Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
11. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
12. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
13. Technology Skills: Ability to integrate computer applications into teaching.
14. Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and college objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with students, peers, staff, and administrators; skill in oral and written communication.

* A foreign degree must be certified, at the candidateís expense, by a professional evaluation service.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

1. Masterís degree in Dental Hygiene or related area from an accredited institution.
2. Teaching experience at community college level.
3. Familiarity with use of computer-based instruction, distance learning, learning technologies, competency-based instruction and modularized courseware.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

1. The employee must be able to move about 2/3 of the time and be stationary about 1/3 of the time. S/he is required to be mobile around campus for participant involvement/activities.
2. S/he must be able to converse with individuals on a regular basis with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret their needs via phone conversation, face-to-face conversations, and written documentation.
3. The employee must be able to utilize all programs on computer independently and efficiently (particularly the internet, Word, and student database).
4. S/he must be able to present information in an instructional setting and respond to questions from groups.
5. If applicable, must be able to tolerate frequent exposure to a wide variety of chemicals which are common to the dental industry. Must be able to handle and mix compounds or chemicals properly and safely and to wear appropriate latex, vinyl or latex-free gloves and other personal protective equipment.


Work Schedule

While part-time faculty are not required to hold regular office hours during the semesters they teach, they are required to make provisions for student consultations as may be necessary and reasonable.

Additional Information

Must be available to teach onsite; opportunities do not exist to teach online courses only.

If selected for an interview, candidates may need to provide a professional portfolio. Specific instructions will be shared prior to the interview.

Visa sponsorship is not available.

Selected candidates must submit to a drug test and criminal background check.

Application Deadline

Continuously accepting applications

Equal Opportunity Summary

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteranís status, age, disability unrelated to an individualís ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

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