Hagerstown Community College is accepting applications for a Faculty/Coordinator, Dental Hygiene Program position.
SUMMARY STATEMENT: This full-time, tenure track faculty position is responsible for teaching and coordinating the College’s Dental Hygiene curricula. The instructor/program coordinator will teach in didactic and clinical settings, procure material and instructional resources, identify and work with adjunct faculty, review dental hygiene accreditation and program standards, and be responsible for ongoing development, evaluation, and revision of the dental hygiene program curricula.
This faculty member is expected to prepare for and teach 15 credits per semester. Additionally, this instructor/program coordinator is expected to perform program coordination responsibilities.
Assessment: the faculty member is expected to assess learning outcomes at the course, discipline, program, and college levels.
Student Advisement: the faculty member should be available to advise students on courses, program, and career objectives with support. The faculty member will maintain 5 office hours per week. Documentation of student advisement will occur using the College’s online advising tracking system.
Student Advocacy: the faculty member should be committed to student learning and success and available to help students as needed to maximize student success and retention.
Curriculum Development: the faculty member must be current in the field of their instruction and transfer that knowledge to students in course content and teaching delivery, as well as continuous curriculum revisions, enhancements, and deletions to keep current with standards.
Recruitment and Marketing: the faculty member is a College ambassador with special obligations to promote their discipline or program to students and the local community.
Shared Governance: the faculty member participates in all levels of shared College governance, including departmental, divisional, and institution-wide activities.
Professional Development: the faculty member maintains an approved professional development plan that supports the College’s strategic goals and improves instructional quality.
College Service: the faculty member is expected to serve the College in activities addressing departmental responsibilities, and/or community outreach, and/or student and campus-life activities.
Community Service: the faculty member serves the College in voluntary community service activity that positively reflects the College’s image and is not in conflict with the College’s strategic goals or faculty responsibilities.
MAJOR DUTIES OF POSITION:
This faculty member is responsible for contributing to continual revision of the Dental Hygiene Program; initiating new courses; providing oversight for maintenance of all equipment; working with regulatory and accreditation bodies to ensure program compliance.
The faculty member will ensure that the program and curriculum offerings are in full compliance with the requirements for accreditation, certification, and other standards stipulated by appropriate external agencies.
The faculty member should recommend equipment, supplies, materials, and physical facilities to meet program needs; maintain operational all program equipment and facilities, and provide inventory records.
The faculty member must be current in the field of their instruction and transfer that knowledge to students in course content and teaching delivery, as well as curriculum revisions and updates.
This faculty member is expected to deliver student-centered courses, including distance learning sections; develop and evaluate instructional materials, participate in student outcome assessment projects; advise students in and outside the classroom; and work with the Workplace Learning Advisor/Externships/Clinicals to provide students with quality externship experiences.
This faculty member is expected to participate in other college-related activities and must be willing to be involved in community related-activities (e.g., working with the dental advisory board, participating in dental community activities, attending health career fairs and working with high school guidance counselors to promote the dental assisting program.)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduate of an American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA) in dentistry or dental hygiene with a master’s degree in health science or health education. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure from the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Master’s degree required from an accredited college or university with teaching experience at a community college preferred, and a background in education theory and methodology, and current concept knowledge relative to subjects teaching. Three years clinical experience as a licensed dental hygienist required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong organizational and writing skills; attention to detail, with excellent advising/counseling skills. Knowledge of the Internet, Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to establish good working relationships with staff, students, and the community. Ability to organize and prioritize work, makes decisions independently, and attends to details.
Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as Maryland’s first community college. The College serves more than 5,000 credit students and 5,000 non-credit students each year and awards associate degrees, certificates and letters of recognition. HCC employs approximately 800 individuals each year in full and part-time positions and has been able to maintain a talented and very student-centered faculty and staff team who are dedicated to helping students stay close and go far.
HCC is located in scenic western Maryland on a 319-acre campus. The College has experienced strong growth over the last decade and has continued to invest in upgrading facilities. Faculty members utilize state-of-the-art teaching tools and students have the opportunity to learn in sophisticated classrooms and laboratories.