Dental Assisting Faculty
San Joaquin Valley College
 Temecula, CA

Schedule: Mon-Thursday 27 hours a week

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares course work for all assigned classes and teaches assigned courses in accordance with established SJVC approved curriculum and course outlines.
  • Assesses and analyzes student mastery of course and program learning outcomes.
  • Reviews assessment data and adjusts curriculum and instructional methodologies to improve student learning.
  • Contributes to outcome discussions at the campus, program and institution levels.
  • Fulfills all duties enumerated within the Statement of Faculty Responsibilities
  • Participates in college governance, committees and task forces.
  • Attends educational and campus meetings.
  • Contacts students outside the classroom due to student absence to relay information related to class work and assignments.
  • Offers students additional tutoring outside class time.
  • Refers students to appropriate campus resources.
  • Performs various functions and duties directly related to the program or the operations of the campus.
  • Informs students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
  • Maintains necessary attendance, scholastic and student records, and submits records according to published guidelines.
  • Participates in professional development, advisory board meetings, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policy.
  • Maintains current knowledge in the field, vocation or profession.
  • Participates in the evaluation, revision and development of curriculum and instructional methods.
  • Participates as assigned in various campus activities and duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: An instructor supervises student conduct in the classroom, on the campus, and on field trips and school related functions.

Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Core Competencies:

Integrity: Acts in a way that demonstrates personal integrity; serves as a positive example of why others should trust the motives of the organization; views self as a reflection of the organization by following through on commitments and accepting ownership of mistakes; leaves others with the clear impression that integrity is a core organization value.

Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Organization Support: Follows policies and procedures; completes projects and tasks correctly and on time; supports organizations goals and values.

Communication: Communicates effectively and appropriately; uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that accomplished; speaks in clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience; listens to others and allows them to make their point.

Job Competencies:

Instructional Skills – Comes across as confident and well-prepared when providing instruction in small and large groups; effectively utilizes instructional resources to meet the variety of student learning needs; applies engagement and assessment techniques.

Content-Specific Knowledge - Understands the fundamentals, skills, methods and procedures within their area of expertise and instructional practice.

Dependability - Makes and fulfills commitments; has established a pattern of working independently, meeting reasonable deadlines, and accepting responsibility for actions; willingly makes promises and fully intends to keep them; arrives to work on time and ready to contribute; shows up for meetings well prepared. Student Achievement Focus - Personally demonstrates that students and employers are a high priority; identifies student needs and expectations and responds to them in a timely and effective manner; anticipates and prevents delays or other things that can adversely affect the student; keeps student informed about progress.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Associate degree required; Bachelor's preferred; CA RDA or DH license - 3 years dental experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret materials related to area of expertise; ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, employees and members of the business community; ability to effectively present information to students, employees, and the business community.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and all software programs related to courses to be taught.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Instructors must have required certificates, licenses and registrations required for the course(s) they are to teach.

Physical Demands: 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; hear and speak. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In some and/or all vocational classrooms, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.