Dental Assistant Faculty, Part-Time (non-credit)

Community College of Philadelphia
November 23, 2021
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type


Community College of Philadelphia

General Description

The Corporate Solutions Department at the Community College of Philadelphia is seeking part-time Instructors to teach a Dental Assistant course.

Corporate Solutions provides credit and noncredit education to businesses, organizations, and individuals wishing to enhance their skillset and meet educational goals. We offer a comprehensive menu of high quality continuing education and career-training programs brought to you by our expert faculty and staff. Corporate Solutions delivers programming through the following business lines: Continuing Education and Career Training, Contract Training, Corporate College, Small Business Training - Center for Small Business & Power Up Your Business, and Workforce Testing.

Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through our doors seeking associate's degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of our degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region. Over 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and seek employment, strengthening our local economy and workforce. Local businesses look to us to provide workplace training to keep their workers skilled and their companies competitive.

Specific Responsibilities

• Teach Dental Assistant principals and skills to prepare students for the National Entry-Level Dental Assistant credential according to the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) scope of practice, including Infection Control, Anatomy Morphology and Physiology, and Radiation Health and Safety.

• Teach assigned theory and/or lab skill content areas in accordance with the College's approved course description.

• Maintain course syllabus in accordance with student learning outcomes.

• Incorporate appropriate teaching-learning strategies, technologies, and assessment methods for evaluation of student learning.

• Collaborate with Program Manager in the development and revision of course material and curricula.

• Provides administrative tasks and clinical support duties including support the work of the Dental Assistant, monitoring equipment status, ordering clinic supplies, and chair side dental assisting.

• Adhere to professional and ethical standards of conduct.

• Manage classroom dynamics and elevate any student or program concerns.

• Document student daily attendance.

• Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.

• Demonstrate appropriate use of existing technology to further learning for students. Incorporate instructional technology to support the learning process.

• Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.

• Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College's faculty, staff and students.

• Manage the learning environment with a student-centered focus. Implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students.

• Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Recognize the unique needs, culture, and context of students and advocates for their learning and well-being.

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