Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.
Bachelor's degree or higher AND two years of professional experience directly related to the teaching assignment;
An active California Dental or Dental Hygiene license or special permit with no disciplinary action; or a post-secondary credential generally recognized in the field of instruction; or a degree in the subject being taught or evaluated. All program faculty shall have documented background in educational methodology every two years, consistent with teaching assignments.
Clinical teaching faculty shall have direct patient care experience within the previous five (5) years in the dental hygiene area to which he or she is assigned, which can be met by either: Two (2) years' experience providing direct patient care as a registered dental hygienist or dentist; or One (1) academic year of dental or dental hygienist level clinical teaching experience;
Didactic teaching faculty shall possess the following minimum qualifications: Current knowledge of the specific subjects taught, which can be met by either: having completed twelve (12) hours of continuing education in the designated subject area; or (2) semester units or three (3) quarter units of dental hygiene education related to the designated dental hygiene area; or have national certification in the designated dental hygiene area.
Possess an active California Dental or Dental Hygiene license, including certification in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, and soft tissue curettage by August 14, 2020.
Possess current Health Care Provider Basic Life Support Certification.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within the classroom.
Master's degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
Five years of recent experience as a licensed dental hygienist with experience in the use of local anesthesia and the utilization of advanced instrumentation in non-surgical periodontal therapy.
Knowledge of educational theory and practice, i.e., curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, measurement and evaluation, outcomes assessment and case based learning.
Recent teaching experience in dental hygiene.
Working knowledge of current California Dental Practice Act, Dental Hygiene Board of California, and Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Didactic and clinical experience in radiation safety and dental materials.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Experience working effectively in informal and formal teaming arrangements with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
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