Full-Time Faculty, Dental Hygiene

  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Jul 26, 2018
Full time Dental Hygienist Education

Job Description

Full-Time Faculty, Dental Hygiene

Closing Date/Time: Thu. 08/02/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: Depends on Qualifications


Develop and teach a variety of courses related to the college's dental hygiene program. Foster student achievement of discipline-specific, college-wide, and transfer degree learning outcomes. Assess and modify curriculum as needed to meet the changing needs of industry. Teach classes in a variety of timeframes and delivery formats. Work with other faculty and administrators to plan, implement, and update program and program materials. Take part in college activities, student advising, mentoring part-time faculty and scheduling. This is an annual renewable position with the possibility to convert to tenure track. This position reports to the Director of Dental Programs.


• Plan and teach a variety of dental hygiene courses appropriate to the program goals

• Develop, organize, and implement calibration procedures as second-year lead faculty; mentor and advise part-time clinical faculty

• Advise students on educational and career planning; facilitate student learning through traditional activities and various alternative teaching/learning methods; identify course and program learning outcomes

• Teach productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills as identified by the college; develop and incorporate instructional methods that support best learning practices; develop and teach curriculum that supports the college's global outcomes, cultural diversity, and non-discrimination; model the communications, teamwork, and critical thinking skills needed for employment as a dental hygienist; design learning experiences for a variety of learning styles

• Develop and maintain classroom and lab procedures, including safety, that follow local, state, and federal policies and procedures; share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment

• Use current college online learning management systems as required

• Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, including but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials that support the instructional process; evaluate student progress, maintain appropriate records, and provide clear, timely feedback; deal consistently and fairly with all students

• Pursue appropriate professional development activities to stay current in assigned teaching field and technical field

• Develop and maintain industry and community support for the dental programs; attend advisory committee meetings and maintain contact with industry for job placement and follow-up activities

• Be familiar with, and advance, the college's mission, vision, and goals and how they relate to academic and technical programs; follow college, local, state and federal policies and procedures; attend department and college meetings as appropriate

• Work with college counselors, special needs faculty, and other faculty to identify and incorporate general education learning needs for technical students

• Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality; other duties as assigned

In addition, full-time faculty will also:

• Maintain regular office hours

• Develop curriculum and develop and assess program and educational outcomes

• Perform advising, recruiting, and retention activities

• Hold regular meetings of the program advisory committee

• Take part in college accreditation, program review, and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement

• May receive, as approved, release time to work on professional growth activities

• Perform other professional activities as approved by the Dean of Allied Health


• Master's degree required

• Current license to practice as a dental hygienist in Washington State

• Five years' recent work experience as a dental hygienist

• Clinical Lead experience

• Relevant teaching experience, especially with adult learners; demonstrated knowledge of diverse teaching modalities

• Valid CPR/First Aid certificate or ability to obtain same prior to employment

• Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and EagleSoft electronic records software preferred

• Experience in, and commitment to, working with undergraduate education strongly preferred

• Willingness to participate on college, division, or department committees

• Must have sensitivity and demonstrated ability to successfully interact with diverse populations

• Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual to apply



Placement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications; salary is for an academic year (173 days) and as may be adjusted according to the faculty bargained agreement. Working hours are usually Monday through Friday between 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, with some evening advising and other flexible hours as needed. Summer quarter employment may be available based on student enrollment. This is a full-time, Annual Renewable position with the possibility to convert to Tenure Track position. Medical, dental, and insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board; State Retirement Plan; sick leave is equal to 1 day per month, effective upon employment.

Required Online Application Materials

Online application

Current resume

Cover letter

Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Conditions of Employment

Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical/Mental Requirements:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time

Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment

Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 10 pounds Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person

Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent contact with co-workers, as well as the public

Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently

Environmental/Work Conditions

Frequent use of office equipment

Exposure to weather; corridors between building are located outdoors

Eligibility Verification

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

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Affirmative Action Statement

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.


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