Instructor, Dental Hygiene Program

Position listed on May 15, 2018

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Instructor, Dental Hygiene Program 

Health Sciences 

Ottumwa, IA

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Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Dental Hygienist or Dentist who is a graduate of a program accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation.
  • Must have a current Dental Hygiene or Dental Licensure in the State of Iowa, or ability to obtain State of Iowa Licensure.
  • Local anesthesia licensing and nitrous oxide training required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in related field.
  • Minimum three years full time clinical experience as a Dental Hygienist or Dentist.
  • Must relate well with people and display a high degree of competency within the dental field.
  • Possess a high degree of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with instruction in educational methodology including curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, instructional methods, measurement and evaluation preferred.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Program Director, Dental Hygiene, this person will instruct Dental Hygiene courses as assigned and establish a classroom environment which is conducive to the advancement of student learning.  This person will also serve as Clinical Coordinator: monitoring students’ performance at the IHCC Dental clinic, and establishing rapport with students, peers and the community.

Work Performed:

  • Teach courses in accordance with objectives of the course outline as set forth by the division using a variety of instructional methods and technologies that facilitates learning for all students.
  • Organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Function within the framework of the philosophy and objectives of IHCC and the Health Sciences Division.
  • Work in close cooperation with other Health Sciences faculty and staff.
  • Coordinate clinical experiences and monitor students’ performance in the IHCC dental clinic and at clinical enrichment sites.
  • Develop and maintain current course syllabi/outlines for assigned courses.
  • Use sound principles of grading which are related to the achievement of specific measurable objectives.
  • Use an effective combination of support media to enhance and increase student acquisition of skills and knowledge. Uses technology congruent with the dental hygiene program teaching methods and goals.
  • Assist with Dental Hygiene student organizations.
  • Serve as a resource person for students and graduates in regard to job opportunities and assist in job placement.
  • Assist in planning and carrying out studies, surveys and dental hygiene program accreditation.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with professional personnel, local organizations, public officials and other interested people.
  • Assist in maintaining public relations with the local community and take part in community relations.
  • Actively participate in program promotion and recruitment of students, provide academic advising as needed, and assist in the placement and follow up of graduates.
  • Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community.
  • Meet all assigned classes and office commitments as scheduled.
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled faculty meetings.
  • Emphasize to students the importance of prompt and regular class attendance.
  • Measure and evaluate student progress and maintain accurate grade computations. Prepare and submit accurate grade reports as requested.
  • Submit to appropriate resources reports on all students who may be in need of counsel.
  • Serve actively on any committee to which appointed.
  • Keep accurate inventories of equipment and supplies and submit requisitions for needed materials.
  • Promptly report repairs needed for the classroom, clinic and equipment.
  • Stay up to date with trends in the field and update program curriculum and equipment as appropriate.
  • Assist in the program evaluation procedure.
  • Meet the standards of the college’s Quality Faculty Plan.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Instill a realistic work attitude in students.
  • Attend and participate in advisory committee meetings.
  • Maintain professional appearance of office, dental clinic and laboratory areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Responsible To:
Program Director, Dental Hygiene

Position Level:
Certified, Exempt, Traditional Funding, Chapter 279 Contract of Employment

Start Date:
August 1, 2018


Yearly Employment Length:
4 term, full time

9 hrs/day, Monday thru Thursday 

Funding Year:
July 1

Starting Salary Range:

Closing Date:
Until Filled

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