Dental Assisting Instructor - COA
- Peralta Community College District
- California, United States
- Salary Not Specified
- Posted Date
- Dec 19, 2022
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields
- Employment Type
- Full Time
College of Alameda
College of Alameda’s mission is to meet the educational needs of its multicultural and diverse community by providing excellent comprehensive and flexible programs including basic skills, transfer, and occupational, which will enable each student to achieve his/her own unique goals.
The College is California’s only island-based community college and it offers both park-like tranquility and easy access to urban resources. Having served almost half a million day, evening and weekend students since its 1970 founding, College of Alameda enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence in its academic, vocational, and student support programs. The College of Alameda is proud of its strong ties to the City of Alameda and is recognized for its strong partnerships with the local business community.
Dental Assisting Instructor - COA
Salary Range: $66,714 - $90,105/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.
The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:
• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
• Long-term disability coverage.
• Employee Assistance Program.
In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 16.92% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System ( STRS ). Retirement eligibility begins as early as age 50. After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65. Other benefits include 10 days sick leave, and holidays.
Other voluntary benefits include:
• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)
• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans
• Credit union membership
• Prepaid legal plan participation
• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children
* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution.
Subject to change.
Job Description Summary
Duties & Responsibilities
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.
Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.
• Instruction of students in dental operating procedures to include four-handed dentistry, chair-side procedures, intra-oral Functions, manipulation of dental materials and business office procedures.
• Participate in the planning of the graduation ceremony for College of Alameda.
• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and health records.
• Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.
• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.
• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.
The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:
• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;
• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;
• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;
• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.
1. Possession of any Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4)years of experience in the Dental Assisting field;
2. Possession of any Associate Degree from an accredited college AND six (6) years of experience in the Dental Assisting field;
3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in Dental Assisting.
(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
4. The equivalent qualifications.
(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)
5. Licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant ( RDA ) or a Registered Dental Hygienist ( RDH ) from an ADA accredited school.
6. Must be certified by the Dental Assisting National Board ( DANB ).
7. There may be clinical testing and a lecture presentation as part of the interview.
8. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.
• Recent teaching experience in the dental assisting field.
• Doctor of Dental Surgery ( DDS ) Degree.
• Baccalaureate in Education, Health Education, Public Health or Basic Science.
• Graduate from an ADA accredited Dental Assisting Program.
Tools & Equipment Used
Application Deadline Date
April 20, 2023
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