Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene

Description/Job Summary

Baltimore City Community College is searching for an Assistant Professor in Dental Hygiene. This position requires expertise in teaching theory and clinical courses in Dental Hygiene. The selected candidate will teach a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester. Responsibilities include maintaining scheduled office hours; developing and revising curriculum; training faculty in new curriculum as needed; developing and implementing course and program assessment of student learning outcomes; participating in college, division, and department meetings; serving on committees; and other duties as assigned. Teaching assignments could be any combination of face to face (day or evening), hybrid or online, and are subject to change as needed.

Responsibilities/Duties
  • Contributes to the overall achievement of the college’s mission and goals through effective instruction and classroom management.
  • Prepares for assigned instructional courses.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy.
  • Provides input for the development of Dental Hygiene program standards and policies regarding admission, progression, and graduation.
  • Develops instructional outcomes and appropriate evaluation methods that align with course and program outcomes and evidence-based practice.
  • Maintains data to support the student learning and outcome assessment process.
  • Creates and maintains an environment of rapport and respect.
  • Establishes clear expectations for learning and achievement.
  • Maintains up-to-date accurate records on attendance and student progress.
  • Enhances the visibility of Dental Hygiene and its contributions by providing leadership in the Dental Hygiene program, college, and community.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary efforts to address health care and educational needs within the institution and local community.
  • Makes referrals to available college resources to provide services or assistance to students.
  • Provides guidance to students for academic planning.
  • Engages in the college community for intra-professional networking and professional development.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in Dental Hygiene.
  • Communicates learning expectations.
  • Varies teaching techniques and incorporate current technologies.
  • Provides students with written and oral feedback.
  • Engages in self-assessment of teaching practices and professional development needs.
  • Keeps all classes and office hours for the required amount of time set forth by the college and maintain good classroom management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.
  • Two years teaching experience.
  • Minimum of two years of recent clinical experience (clinical practice or clinical faculty).
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Maryland (or eligibility).
  • CPR certification (American Heart Association).
  • Yearly PPD (tuberculin) testing.
  • Required immunizations.
  • Completion of a Teaching Methodology course.
Preferred Education
  • Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene or related field.
  • Five years teaching experience.
  • Five years of recent clinical experience (clinical practice or clinical faculty).
  • Experience with CODA or other accreditation processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an institution with a culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse workforce.
  • Knowledge and skill in use of computer dental software for documentation and general computer skills.
  • Local Anesthesia Certificate.

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