Dental Technology Instructor/Program Administrator (Full-Time, Tenure Track to begin Fall 2016)
Posting Number: 0600503
Posting Date: 12-14-2015
Closing Date: 02-09-2016
Department/Division: Math (Health Sciences)
Job Category: Faculty
Percentage Employee: 100%
Months per Year: 10 months
Placement/Range: Salary to be determined by the candidate's proper placement on the current Faculty Salary Schedule which is based on education and experience, and can be found at the Citrus College website.
The District provides a comprehensive program of fringe benefits including major medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees and eligible dependents. Life insurance provided for the employee only.
A Complete Application Packet Includes:
Licenses and Certificates
Optional Applicant Documents
ABOUT CITRUS COLLEGE:
Celebrating 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state. Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.
Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 11,000 students. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- six-week winter intersession, evenings, late start and early end, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as distance education online courses and distance education integrated classes.
Citrus College delivers high quality instruction that empowers students to compete globally and to contribute to the economic growth of today's society. We are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success in pursuit of academic excellence, economic opportunity, and personal achievement.
Citrus College is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Its many professional memberships include the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Community College League of California (CCLC).
The Health Sciences Department at Citrus College is currently recruiting to fill a dental technology instructor/program administrator position. The Registered Dental Assisting Program is approved by both the Dental Board of California and the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
This tenure-track dental technology instructor position is a 10-month (175 days) assignment, which includes a variety of courses. The assignment will also require the selected candidate to actively participate in and be responsible for the administration of the program as per CODA and the Dental Board of California. Reassigned time will be available for program administration. The assignment and schedule, as determined by the District, may consist of day, evening, and weekend hours.
This position is contingent upon funding and final Board approval.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Maintain professional and ethical academic standards.
-Provide class and clinical instruction in accordance with established course outlines and the respective board regulations.
-Inform students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
-Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic, and student records and submit them in accordance with published deadlines.
-Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations according to curriculum standards set by the District.
-Involve technology in the learning process when appropriate.
-Teach students with diverse backgrounds.
-Effectively assess, document and advise students regarding their academic and clinical performance.
-Engage in ongoing professional development to maintain expertise in the field.
-Maintain standards established by federal and state agencies related to infection, HIPAA, and the Dental Practice Act.
-Participate actively in staff development and professional growth programs.
-Participate in recruitment activities.
-Meet obligation with regard to grade reporting, scheduled classes, required office hours, and other directions provided by the Director of Health Sciences.
-Active involvement in all aspects of program design, implementation, and evaluation--including curriculum and program review.
-Responsibility for administration of the dental technology program.
-Perform other professional duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
-Evidence of computer literacy and experience with standard computer software on Microsoft Windows platform (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Blackboard or similar).
-Willingness to use and promote technology-mediated instructional techniques.
-Evidence of ability to communicate effectively, in English, with a diverse population both orally and in writing.
-Ability to work effectively and collaborate as the leader of the instructional team to ensure consistent standards.
-Possess excellent organization skills.
-Ability to effectively interpret and use data.
-Knowledge about maintaining dental equipment.
-Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies (like CAD imaging and others).
-Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff;
-any bachelor's degree and two (2) years of professional experience;
-Must have had instruction in educational theory and methodology, e.g., curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, measurement and evaluation.
-Must have background in and current knowledge of dental assisting, the specific subjects being taught and educational theory and methodology consistent with teaching assignment, e.g., curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, measurement and evaluation.
-Must hold any current dental assisting credential required by the state.
-Must hold a current Dental Assisting National Board "Certified Dental Assistant" credential.
-Two years of teaching experience in academic instruction in a post-secondary environment.
-Member in good standing of the American Dental Assistants Association.
-Five years of professional experience as a clinical RDA.
-Knowledge of CODA standards.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Please see Minimum and Preferred Qualifications.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:
Candidates are required to possess the following licenses and certificates:
1) Valid driver license (indicating the driver license number, state, and expiration date on the faculty application is sufficient to show possession).
Please scan the following required certificates into one file, resize the file to 72 dpi, and make sure the file is less than 2 MB:
2) Current Certified Dental Assistant (in good standing)
3) Current Registered Dental Assistant (in good standing and including radiology, coronal polishing and sealants)
4) Current CPR
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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use "NA" (not applicable), do not use terms such as "see resume" or "see attached". When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming. It is advisable to attach "Optional" documents first, and then "Required" documents once you are ready to click on the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming.
Application -AND- Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on "Finished Attaching Documents" and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on "Finish Attaching Documents Later". Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected "Finished Attaching Documents" and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.
Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
Acceptance of this position includes complying with the provisions of an Agency Shop. Every full-time faculty member is a dues-paying member of the Citrus College Faculty Association, currently affiliated with the California Teachers Association/National Education Association.
EQUIVALENCY: If you will be requesting equivalency for this position, please complete the Faculty Equivalency Guidelines and Request Form, which may be found by visiting the Citrus College website (www.citruscollege.edu
) and clicking the A-Z index for the Employment Opportunities (faculty and staff) link. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (626) 914-8550.
--Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position.
--Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer.
--Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year.
--Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position.
--All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position.
--Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.
--A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview.
--Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled.
--Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview.
--Travel costs must be borne by the applicant.
--Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President.
--If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.