Faculty, Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene( one or more positions) - Quinsigamond Community College
Quinsigamond Community College
Location: Worcester/Southbridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 134404
Location: Worcester/Southbridge, MA Category: Academic / Faculty Posted On: Sun Oct 10 2021 Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT: For over fifty years, Quinsigamond Community College has provided opportunities for a first-rate education and personal growth to thousands of area men and women. Some students choose to prepare for immediate entry into a career field. Some choose to transfer to bachelor's level programs at four-year colleges and universities, and some choose opportunities for personal growth and cultural enrichment. Quinsigamond Community College is seeking student-centered faculty and staff who are committed to the community college mission and actively engaged in promoting diversity.
This position facilitates learning for students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene and/or the Certificate for Dental Assisting. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of strong dental clinical skills and academic experience in Dental Hygiene.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The full-time faculty member reports directly to the Dean of the School of Healthcare
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: The full-time faculty member exercises supervision over personnel assigned to him/her.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide classroom, laboratory and/or team-teaching instruction and facilitate individualized and non-traditional approaches to learning as appropriate.
Develop and/or revise instructional materials with other faculty members.
Develop and apply instructional methods that engage students of varying learning styles and abilities.
Demonstrate professional dental hygiene practice through the ability to teach in dental clinic/laboratory.
Develop and apply assessment strategies that maximize the learning process and measure student learning outcomes.
Conduct academic advising and assistance of students.
Participate in college service activities in concert with the provisions of the MCCC Agreement.
Actively supporting the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; striving to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
Working actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respects the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
Embracing the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and supporting the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
Providing flexible, responsive and high-quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assessing processes and procedures and revising accordingly.
Participate in curriculum development/assessment and accreditation processes.
Participated in Dental Hygiene program and university-wide meetings.
Maintain compliance with dental hygiene and dental assisting governance and regulatory agencies..
Serve as the Student American Dental Hygiene Association (SADHA) advisor. Performing other duties as assigned.
Performing other duties as assigned.
Master's Degree in Dental Hygiene or related area with background in educational teaching methodology
Certificate in online course development through Quality Matters (DYOC) or willingness to complete course by January 3, 2022.
Willingness to complete educational methodology courses that meets the ADA CODA requirements for teaching in an accredited dental hygiene/assisting program.
Experience teaching adult learners.
Familiarity with current periodontal assessment guidelines (AAP) and knowledge of dental hygiene accreditation and regulation policies and guidelines.
Minimum of three years of dental hygiene clinical practice with periodontal involved patients.
Experience teaching clinical dental hygiene and dental assisting in an accredited program.
Active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.
Credentialed as a Certified Dental Assistant with three years of clinical experience
Formal training in dental assisting from a CODA accredited program.
Membership in the American Dental Assisting Association or willingness to obtain membership upon hire.
Massachusetts's L-Permit - local anesthesia license or ability to obtain.
Registered Dental Hygienist and Certified Dental Assistant in good standing licensed in the state of Massachusetts or ability to obtain a license in the state of Massachusetts.
CPR certified at Health Care Provider level.
Three years of successful college teaching, preferably in a community or technical college setting.
Documented examples of curriculum / course development and assessment.
Demonstrated track record in innovative, non-traditional modes of instruction and instructional delivery, including team teaching across disciplines, on-line learning and service learning.
Well-articulated understanding of the role of community colleges, their students and philosophy.
Evidence of understanding of and appreciation for diversity and multiculturalism.
Integration of computer technology into instruction.
Predisposition to working in a dynamic environment requiring flexibility, adaptability, and teamwork.
Strong evidence of passionate commitment to striving for excellence in working with students, faculty, and staff and in responding to opportunities that extend the Mission of the College.
Documented evidence/examples of effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to teach dental hygiene and dental assisting didactic, lab and clinical courses.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with dental practice management.
Salary is commensurate with MCCC/MTA salary schedule and dependent upon such factors as education and experience. Minimum starting salary for master's level candidate is $48,811. Full salary range is $48,811 to $52,000. Full benefits package.
This position is required to perform additional duties (21.03 A) related to instruction, beyond the academic year, associated with the program assessment, program accreditation, and delivery of program courses.
QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts. Since the early 60s, enrollment has grown from 300 to over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students served. Over 120 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. The College also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars through its Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. In addition, over 300 noncredit and nearly 35 credit courses are offered online.In addition to its main campus on West Boylston Street in Worcester, the College has program locations in downtown Worcester at its Healthcare and Workforce Development Center, at the Senior Center in Worcester (Hospitality & Recreation Management), Burncoat High School in Worcester (Automotive Technology), and in Marlborough at Assabet Valley, and Southbridge.QCC is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or services, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the college academic community.