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Adjunct Faculty, Supervising Dentist

Austin Community College
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 22, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry
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Employment Type
Part Time

Adjunct Faculty, Supervising Dentist

Austin Community College

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a multicultural population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for populations including; first generation college students, low-income students, and students from underserved communities.
  • Focused on student academic achievement and postgraduate outcomes
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Job Posting Title:
Adjunct Faculty, Supervising Dentist

Job Description Summary:
The Dental Hygiene faculty supports learning on campus, in simulation and through clinical experiences. Primary responsibility is to serve as a supervising dentist in the ACC Dental Hygiene Clinic. Responsible to prepare and deliver coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect discipline specific knowledge and a commitment to student success.

Job Description:

The ACC Dental Hygiene Program, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation since the fall of 2003, prepares students to work in a variety of settings, including private dental offices, public health clinics, and alternative practice settings. The ACC Dental Hygiene Program provides clinical teaching on-site with dental hygiene services provided to the public in a fully operational ambulatory care clinic. Faculty dedication to the success of students is evident through the strong student outcomes on both the written Dental Hygiene National Board Exam and regional clinical ADEX exam.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties
  • This is an adjunct (part-time) position. Schedules and work/course assignments vary by semester.
  • Supervise the clinical treatment of patients at the ACC Dental Hygiene clinic. Duties include but are not limited to: review medical histories and determining if medical referrals or consults are needed; directly oversee any medical emergency; perform comprehensive oral examinations including review of radiographs periodontal charting, staging & grading; provide dental referrals as needed; order dental hygiene treatment procedures; deliver local anesthetic as needed; induce patients with nitrous oxide and monitor to ensure safety; prescribe or dispense prescriptions; evaluate all dental impressions and appliances made in the clinic (mouth guards, etc.); and supervise the use of soft tissue laser treatment to ensure safety of the patients, operators, and public during use.
  • Prepare and teach courses in the field of Dental Hygiene to a multicultural student population based on the department's approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of community college students and the standards of the discipline.
  • Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.
  • Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.
  • Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or associate vice chancellor, vice chancellor, executive vice chancellor.

Additional Duties
  • Instruct, supervise, and evaluate Dental Hygiene students in the clinical setting.
  • Advise Dental Hygiene clinical faculty as needed.
  • Ensure patients receive safe, high quality, patient-centered care and manage any patient concerns.

  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using an online learning management system such as Blackboard to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, etc.)
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is preferred.
  • Proficiency using Eaglesoft patient management software is highly preferred.
  • Proficiency using Google applications, e.g. Google Drive, Forms, Classroom, Docs, Calendar is preferred.
  • Proficiency using Adobe Acrobat is preferred.

Principal Professional Standards
  • Appropriate use of the college's learning management system.
  • Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission of final course grades.
  • Participate in graduation, general assembly, and other official college functions.
  • Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve student retention and success.
  • Attend and participate in collegewide, campus, department, or other activities and meetings.
  • Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in all interactions.
  • Comply with published college policies and procedures and meet professional standards for teaching in a community college.

Required Education

In accordance with the Commission on Dental Accreditation, the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, the educational requirements are as follows. No substitution for educational requirements.
  • Bachelor's degree with current Texas dental licensure in good standing (faculty licensure does not qualify); and
  • Graduate of a dental program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation

Required Work Experience

In accordance with Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements:
  • Two years of non-teaching work experience as a dentist

SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline.

Preferred Work Experience
  • Teaching experience in higher education

Qualities of a Successful Candidate
  • Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
  • A commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Dynamic, non-traditional instructional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from various backgrounds and abilities.
  • Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of the discipline and subject matter.
  • Experience using technology as an instructional aide where appropriate to enhance learning.
  • Documented experience with active and applied teaching and learning methodologies.
  • A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting, including teaching practices that reflect an understanding of the multicultural classroom and the benefits of cultural awareness and sensitivity in the classroom and the workplace.
  • Commitment to a culture of care for all.
  • Commitment to the comprehensive mission of Austin Community College and to the principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students with a wide range of skills and backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with varied populations from the local community as well as students, staff, faculty, and administration.
  • Strength in communication media, both verbal and written, as well as listening.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to maintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends, including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by semester.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of student information.
  • Understanding of what it means to teach in a community college environment that serves often underprepared and underserved students.

Application Requirements

1. Upload the following documents to your application:
  • Unofficial/copy of transcripts
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) or Resume
  • Cover letter - explaining interest in the position

2. Request official electronic transcripts to be sent directly from the institution to This email address must be entered as the recipient. Please do not select “Austin Community College” from a menu. It will not be received by ACC Human Resources. If you need assistance, please contact your university's registrar's office. If official electronic transcripts are not an option, a hardcopy can be mailed to the following address:

ACC Human Resources

Attn: E.M. Breedlove

6101 Highland Campus Dr., Bldg 3000, Suite 3.2224

Austin, TX 78752

Photocopies of transcripts or transcripts stamped "issued to student" are not accepted.

Working Conditions
  • Work is routinely performed in a classroom or clinical/laboratory setting.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, and reaching for extended periods of time.
  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Number of Openings:

Job Posting Close Date:
July 1, 2024

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

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