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Instructor, Dental Assisting

Guilford Technical Community College
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 12, 2023
Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is currently the fourth largest of NC. Community College System's 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join the instructional team.

Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.

Under supervision of the Dean of Health Sciences and Program Director for Dental Sciences, this individual will prepare and teach Dental Assisting program courses. The successful candidate must be able to instruct on a wide range of dental topics and supervise skill practice in both the lab and clinical setting. The individual will also be responsible for collaborating with community healthcare partners to coordinate necessary training and education experiences consistent with federal, state regulations as well as programmatic accrediting standards.

Education Required:
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Graduate of an accredited Dental Assisting program
  • Current Certified Dental Assistant credential
  • Current BLS CPR certification with the American Heart Association or ability to obtain prior to hire date

Education Preferred:
  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Membership in the American Dental Assisting Association

Experience Required:
  • Three years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a chairside dental assistant
  • Teaching and/or industry training experience in dental assisting topics in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars

Experience Preferred:
  • Greater than three years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a chairside dental assistant
  • Experience with dental materials
  • Post-secondary teaching experience
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems

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