Dental Hygiene Didactic, Adjunct Faculty

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Dental Hygiene Didactic, Adjunct Faculty
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Not Applicable
Reports to (title) Associate Dean
Department Div. of Allied Health (School of Health Sciences)-2H1
Requisition Number AP0204
Position Type One Semester Temporary
Job Category Adjunct - Variable
FT/PT Part-time
Initial Work Location Varies
Starting Salary $16.21 to $47.91
Job Open Date 05/12/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Priority Review Date
Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Associate Dean, the faculty member will teach various courses in the dental hygiene curriculum to prepare students as entry-level dental hygienists.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1. Provide a syllabus for each class taught including, at minimum, course & instructional objectives, topical outline, evaluation methods.
2. Provide classroom or laboratory instruction to students aimed at achieving course objectives.
3. Utilize teaching methods appropriate to course content and objectives and in keeping with the widely accepted practices, values, and culture of higher education.
4. Evaluate student performance objectively, consistently, fairly, and provide constructive feedback to students in a positive and professional manner.
5. Keep accurate and complete records of grades and other measures of student achievement, including attendance.
6. Submit semester grades for each student in each class according to institutional academic policy. and submit end of semester curriculum review to the program coordinator.
7. Encourage student achievement while maintaining objective standards of academic performance and professional conduct.
8. Maintain student confidentiality and respect for privacy in accordance with institutional policy.
9. Maintain appropriate professional credentials and competencies by taking advantage of relevant continuing education and professional development opportunities.
10. Represent and support program in a professional manner to both internal and external constituencies.
11. Participate in curriculum development or review and the assessment of student learning outcomes within the program.
12. Assist program director with the preparation of self-study documentation to meet accreditation standards as defined by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
13. Coordinate Student ADA accommodation requests following college policy and procedures.
14. Complete all required training and follow SLCC policies and procedures.
15. Accept other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

Prior didactic dental hygiene teaching experience. ≥ 3 years of experience in the practice of clinical dental hygiene or dentistry. Knowledge of dental accreditation standards; current teaching theory, methodology, and instructional technologies. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

A graduate of an ADA accredited dental hygiene program. BA/BS degree in dental hygiene or related field from a regionally accredited college or university or a graduate of an ADA accredited dental school. An active state of Utah dental or dental hygiene license with local anesthesia. Current CPR healthcare provider card and immunizations.
A current ADHA membership.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Highly organized and detail oriented. Strong interpersonal skills. High energy level. Ability to impart enthusiasm into the teaching of dental hygiene. Ability to adapt to a variety of teaching situations. Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English with faculty, staff, students and others. An ability to employ analytical skills in assessing the needs of the educational processes and student learning outcomes. An ability to foster a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Physical requirements: varied sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting of related supplies and equipment up to 25lbs. As directed by SLCC Policy, Adjunct positions are on a semester by semester contract with no guarantee of continued employment. Please attach additional documents (Resume/Cur Vitae, cover letter, copies of credentials, transcripts, letters of reference, etc.) for consideration. Official transcripts are required only for those who are offered employment. This is a pooled position and all applications are active for one year from the application date. The department will review applications when positions become available. Salt Lake Community College may perform a criminal background check on the selected finalist. Please contact the Associate Dean of the Division of Allied Health at or 801-957-6229.


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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letters of Reference
  3. Other Doc