Job Details

Tenure Track Dental Hygiene Instructor

Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 02/01/2018

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Junior Year Lead Dental Hygiene Instructor position. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the Division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. This position begins September 14, 2018.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

General Faculty Responsibilities
• Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
• Instruct all classes utilizing technology (e.g. learning management systems, web-based simulations or other) as part of their course design (web-enhanced, hybrid or online) to facilitate student learning and success.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique and sustainable learning opportunities at Clark College.
• Advise and assist students in educational and career development to attain a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene.
• Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in Department and College committees.
• Pursue professional development that strives to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.
• Work to enhance and support all forms of diversity on a college campus.

Position Responsibilities
• Instruct in dental hygiene didactic, lab, and clinical techniques courses.
• Integrate clinical and didactic education.
• Assess student learning as a part of the dental hygiene program’s and Clark College’s outcomes and assessment processes.
• Assess student learning in the classroom, clinic, and/or lab setting.
• Coordinate clinical policies and procedures, and evaluate outcome effectiveness.
• Cooperate with the program director in periodic review and revision of course materials.
• Maintain current knowledge of the practice of dental hygiene.
• Demonstrate experience using various educational methodologies.
• Know and adhere to college and program policies and procedures.
• Coordinate clinical schedules.
• Maintain axiUm database: Student assessments and requirements.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
• Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene or related area (e.g., public health, education) from an accredited institution.
• Enrolled, or plan to enroll prior to start date, in a master’s degree program in dental hygiene or related area (education, public health, etc.) at an accredited institution with plans to complete within two years.
• Two years recent dental hygiene teaching experience.
• Minimum of five years full-time equivalent experience as a dental hygienist.
• Current Washington State Dental Hygiene license or eligibility to obtain prior to start date.
• Current First Aid and Healthcare Provider CPR certifications or the ability to obtain.
• Knowledge and experience with computers and paperless management systems in the classroom and clinical setting.
• Pursue and maintain professional-technical certification as a condition of continued employment for all professional-technical education personnel.
• Work collaboratively as a contributing member of a team.
• Work effectively and respectfully with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds as defined by Clark College.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene or related area (e.g., public health, education) from an accredited institution.
• Knowledge of and experience with using axiUm, the dental hygiene education paperless management system.
• Experience with program and/or course development.
• Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the community college.
• Demonstrated understanding of a learner-centered college.
• Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques and strategies.
• Experience in the use of technologies that enhance student success.
• Willingness to participate in a variety of departmental and college activities.
• Knowledge of and/or experience with curriculum and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
• Willingness to take a leadership role in areas of educational and professional expertise.
• Knowledge/experience in utilizing active learning strategies.

Salary Statement
Starting salary is $54,340. Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $73,600. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.

Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Current résumé including fives references.
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
• Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application
1. Describe your teaching philosophy.
2. Describe strategies you have used to ensure your teaching is effective and students are succeeding.
3. What have you done or would you like to do to increase educational outreach to ethnically and culturally diverse students?
4. Describe any special interest areas you have within your discipline. How do you keep current within your field of academic interest?

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., February 1, 2018.

Condition of employment:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
December 1, 2017

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