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Instructor, Dental Assisting, Class/Lab/Clinic - Adjunct

Company: Guilford Technical Community College
Location: Jamestown
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:


Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.

Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare and teach Dental Assisting courses. The faculty member must be able to instruct a wide variety of dental assisting subjects with an emphasis on basic (beginning) dental assisting principles.


Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:

developing learner centered lesson plans

employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles

incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments

creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population

preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate

conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development

Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:

participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation

participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies


Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:

maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment

providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions, maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)

complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support

Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:

addressing student concerns in a timely manner

promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success

referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate

Demonstrate and model the Colleges employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Difficult Challenges


Education Required
Graduate of an accredited dental assisting program

Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university

Certifications Required:

Certified Dental Assistant CDA

Healthcare Provider level CPR certification

Education Preferred

Experience Required
Minimum of three years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a chairside dental assistant

Teaching and/or industry training experience

Experience Preferred
Post-secondary teaching experience

Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes

Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems

KSA Required
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its open door policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:


Respect Diversity

Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.

Create and maintain a learner centered environment

Communicate effectively

Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.

KSA Preferred

Department/Job Specific Requirements
Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

1. Reporting Requirements

2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

6. eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

Specific departmental requirements:

1. Bloodborne pathogen/personal protective equipment

2. Emergency action plan and use of emergency equipment

3. Required immunizations

4. Acceptable results on background screening consisting of Criminal Background, OIG and drug screening if required by the College

Physical Demands
1. Must be able to hear and see

2. Standing required for extended periods (up to 4 hours)

3. Stoop, bend, squat, lift, reach overhead

Posting Type
Adjunct Faculty

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Keywords: Guilford Technical Community College, High Point , Instructor, Dental Assisting, Class/Lab/Clinic - Adjunct, Education / Teaching , Jamestown, North Carolina

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