Adjunct - Dental Assisting Instructor
San Jacinto College - Pasadena, TX

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Physical location

San Jacinto College District Central Campus 8060 Spencer Highway Pasadena, TX 77505

Required Qualifications

Must be a Certified Dental Assistant with the Dental Assisting National Board or a State Licensed Dentist. Must have occupational experience in the application of four-handed dentistry principles, either has a dental assistant or working with a chair side assistant. Must have at least three (3) years dental assistant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor degree (orhigher level degree). Prior experience with instruction in educational methodology, e.g., curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, measurement and evaluation.


Teaching Dental Assiting coursework. Essential Job Functions: 1.Teaching a. Keeps up with developments in the field of study. b. Demonstrates high standards- academic and professional. c. Evaluates student work constructively and provides timely feedback. d. Teaches at times and locations that meet student needs. e. Provides access to students through posted conference hours, electronic communications, and other appropriate methods and responds to inquiries in a timely manner. f. Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials. g. Develops and uses a syllabus and course information materials for each course, laboratory, or clinical setting within state, college, and departmental guideline. 2. Professional Development a. Maintains high standards of competence in the discipline(s) and teaching methodologies through professional development activities. b. Plans, develops, and uses effective teaching methods and materials which assist students in meeting course objectives, are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles, and engage the students in learning. c. Reviews, evaluates, reflects, and revises program curricula and teaching methods through a self-evaluation process of self-reflection. d. Meets or exceeds professional standards, state-mandated guidelines, requirements of business/industry, and higher education, as appropriate to the discipline(s). 3. Service a. Actively participates in college meetings and/or committees, task forces, and councils. b. Participates in college-related activities such as registration, community education, recruitment of students, student retention, and faculty selection. c. Participates in college activities for students/student organizations to aid in retention. d. Participates in business and community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission and values of the college. e. Participates in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards. f. Participates in setting departmental goals, in developing college budgets that support the goals, and in planning for achieving those goals. g. Promotes and maintains departmental affiliation agreements and other partnerships with other institutions.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications for Adjunct positions are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed if openings become available. These positions are not current vacancies. Instructors employed as an adjunct are not entitled to all the rights, privileges, and benefits of regular, full-time employees. Transcripts must be attached to the application, even if the applicant is a current or former employee of the college. If you are unable to attach transcripts to the application or encounter other difficulties with the on-line application, please contact Human Resources (281-998-6115) or mail (or email) your documents to the following address: San Jacinto College District Human Resources 4624 Fairmont Parkway Pasadena TX 77504 Email: San Jacinto College District is an equal opportunity institution.


Current approved adjunct rate.

Work Hours

As needed. May be day, evening or weekend classes.

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