Position: Dental Assisting Instructor
Location: Douglas Campus
Department: Academic Affairs
Reports to: Director of Instruction
FLSA Designation: Exempt; works minimum of 40 hours per week
Nature of Duties: Under general supervision prepares lesson plans for classroom instruction for credited technical/occupational courses; develops program curriculum, syllabi, goals, and objectives; evaluates students’ progress in attaining goals and objectives. Requests and maintains supplies and equipment and prepares budget requests; maintains program certification/accreditation requirements as appropriate. Prepares and maintains all required documentation and administrative reports; attends professional development training, workshops, seminars, and conferences; ensures safety and security requirements are met in the discipline area; meets with students, staff members and other educators to discuss students’ instructional programs and other issues; assists with recruitment, retention, and job placement efforts. Teaches dental assisting courses in a classroom/lab/field environment that closely simulates the environment of the industry while maintaining knowledge of current trends and developments in the field. Provides instruction in the theory and practical applications of dental assisting; establishes, measures, and evaluates program or departmental student learning outcomes for continuous student improvement and success. Requires strong computer skills, communication skills, and ability to interact effectively with a diverse student population. Position may require committee and project assignments or other duties as assigned as well as day/evening/dual enrollment/distance learning classes and activities. This position works with dual enrolled (high school) and traditional students.
Minimum Qualifications: (candidates must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered)
- Dental Assisting Diploma from an approved accredited institution
- Valid Licensure/Certification (DANB, CDA or other nationally recognized dental assisting certifications). Candidate will be required to complete required certifications within 90 days as a condition of employment.
- Extensive in-field experience
- Valid Driver’s License
- Completion of expanded duties in Dental Assisting
- Post-secondary teaching experience
Salary/Benefits: State of Georgia benefit package
Method of Application: Interested candidates must complete the electronic application process prior to the closing date at www.westgatech.edu. Unofficial Transcripts, resume, and proof of applicable certifications\licensure are required for consideration. Official transcripts and prior employment verification required within 30 days of hire for continuous employment.
Employment Policy: The Technical College System of Georgia and West Georgia Technical College do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law) in educational programs, activities, admissions or employment. All applicants will be considered; however, only selected applicants may be interviewed. Approval of employment does not constitute a contract. Continued employment is contingent upon job performance and funding.