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Adjunct Instructor - Dental Assistant

College of the Mainland
Texas City, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 8, 2022

Job Details

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title
Adjunct Instructor - Dental Assistant


Contract Length

Class Summary

College of the Mainland is seeking adjunct instructors who will play a key role in educating and supporting students in the Dental Assistant program.

Position Type

Employment Status
Part Time

Position Funding

Minimum Education/Training/Experience

-High School Diploma; Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job;
-3 years experience working as a Registered Dental Assistant
-1 year experience teaching or training other Dental Assistants
-Current RDA license
-Principles and practices of teaching
-Detailed knowledge of material being taught
-Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with students, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
-Working knowledge of working in a higher education setting

Preferred Education/Training/Experience

-Associate’s Degree or higher
- CPR Instructor certified through the College of the Mainland CTC
-3 years experience teaching or training

Minimum Knowledge & Skills

-Medical teamwork, chairside manner, infection control, clinical skills and techniques, health promotion and maintenance, creating a safe, effective environment, informing others
-Knowledge of the theory, skills, and job duties of the Dental Assistant; lab set up, clinical rotation, troubleshooting, and operation of related equipment
-Basic computer literacy sufficient to perform job duties such as using Microsoft Office and a working knowledge of a Learning Management System
-Knowledge of student engagement techniques, learning styles, retention strategies, and learning-centered philosophy
-Experience with or willingness to learn latest teaching/learning technologies
-Record keeping procedures
-Written and oral communication commensurate with position and level of education, and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with students, coworkers, supervisors, and the general public

Preferred Knowledge & Skills


Job Duties

-Prepare and distribute syllabi which inform students about course requirements, grading requirements, testing assignments, attendance policy, and other information for each course assigned.
-Prepare, administer, and grade assignments, assessments and examinations in a timely manner to inform students about their progress.
-Encourage use of support services by students.
-Follow procedures related to the CE office and COM policies, including grade reports and deadlines; attendance record reports; withdrawal deadlines; class changes and time and room scheduling.
-Maintain the lab space as needed to ensure the appropriate supplies are on hand and accessible.

Licensing/Certification Requirements

Current RDA license

Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions

-Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Posting Detail Information

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EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Licensure/Certification
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts (1 of 3)


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