Posting Details

Application Instructions

Please read carefully before applying:
You must provide all information requested on the application form (resumes will not be considered as a substitute for the application). Initial screening by Human Resources for minimum requirements is based on your APPLICATION ONLY (supporting documents will not be reviewed during initial screening). Incomplete applications will not be considered by hiring committees. You will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for committee consideration during this online application process.

Position Information

Posting Number:06001345
Position Title:Part Time Instructor of Dental Assisting (POOL)
Posting Date:07/03/2018
Closing Date:06/30/2019
Open Until Filled (notes):
Length of Position:Contracts are on a term-by-term basis
Anticipated Start Date:
Position Type/Employee Class:Part-Time Instructor
Salary Level:Part Time Instructor
Starting Minimum Pay:$573 per load unit (1 LU ~= 1 class credit)
Starting Maximum Pay:$573 per load unit (1 LU ~= 1 class credit)
Hours per Week:depending on class schedule
Work Schedule:depending on class schedule
Days of the Week:Mon-Fri typically
Job Summary/Purpose:

: To provide instruction in an established Dental Assisting Program. The individual holding this position will provide instruction in the Dental Assisting in accordance with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) requirements.

• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty compensation begins at Step 1 / $573 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Initial assignment will be at the Bend Campus. May include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:

Provide instruction, guidance and assessment in the lab and clinic settings within the Dental Assisting Program. This may include didactic instruction in the classroom depending on education and experience. Courses that may be taught include, but are not limited to, Infection Control, Basic and Advanced Dental Assisting, Dental Materials, Preventive Dentistry and Dental Radiology. Part-time instruction requires approximately 25 contact hours per month. This a cohort program with up to 24 students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program beginning each Fall Term.

Lecture and guide in-classroom activities, online/web-based lab activities, provide individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening, classes taught on or off campus.

Assist and direct students in the onsite Dental Clinic. In partnership with Deschutes County Health Services, COCC offers an on-site Dental Clinic. This clinic is held in the COCC Dental Lab/Clinic and is offered 6-10 Fridays per term. Responsibilities may include ordering and maintaining supplies, instruments and equipment; scheduling patients and volunteer dentists; supervising student dental assistants; partnering with the volunteer dentist and dental assisting faculty to provide quality care to the patients.

Provide one hour of office time per week per course to guide and evaluate student progress.

Utilize resources, including technological resources such as Blackboard, to provide current course content and to record grades.

Conduct classroom presentations and activities; incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes

Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to each location, by required deadlines relevant to part-time instructor teaching assignments, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Thorough knowledge in the field of General Dental Assisting.

2. Visual ability, corrected, to enable Dental Assisting instructors to observe, direct, and supervise students in laboratory situations.

3. Ability to operate or oversee the operation of computers.

4. Ability to communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing.

5. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.

6. Ability to work with faculty and other COCC staffs at all levels.

7. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Work is performed in classroom and office environments with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to use computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversations. Computer screen is used frequently. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs. Travel throughout the College district as needed. A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the position responsibilities. The employee is required to meet physical and ergonomic requirements of the program area as this may vary from positions. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Persons in this position may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. All employees who have been identified as having the potential for this exposure will be offered the hepatitis B vaccination at no cost. The employee has the right to waive these inoculations. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity / Non-Discrimination Statement


The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other classes protected under Federal and State statues in any education program, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
1. Graduate of an accredited Dental Assisting Program.
2. 3-5 years of general dental assisting experience.

Necessary Special Requirements:
1. Current CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) certification from DANB (Dental Assisting National Board)
2. Current Oregon Board of Dentistry Radiology Certification
3. Current Oregon Board of Dentistry EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certification.

Special Qualifications:

Preferred Certifications:
1. Current CPR certification
2. Current Immunizations as required by the Dental Assisting Program.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Associate’s Degree
2. Teaching aspects of dental assisting in a DA Program or dental office.
3. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.

COCC is not able to support work Visa’s for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

If you have letters of recommendation that are being sent directly to HR, please upload a Word document or PDF stating these documents are being sent to HR. This will act as a placeholder for your required documents and allow you to continue your application process and submit.

Is a Criminal History Check required?No
Is a Credit History Check Required?No
Open Until FilledNo

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