Faculty PT: Dental Assisting Instructor, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR

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General Description

PLEASE NOTE: Completed applications are placed into a pool of candidates and applications are reviewed as assignments become available. Pools are posted based on the possible availability of a future assignment which is sporadic and may not occur. Should a review of your application result in the intent to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email for an interview.
This application POOL is for the 2018-2019 academic year

JOB TITLE: Dental Assisting Instructor

  • Seeking Clinical Instructors and Diadatic Instructors
    • See Qualifications below

LEVEL: Part-Time $539.34 - $709.74 per ILC, Depends on Qualifications
DEPARTMENT: Dental Assisting
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time Faculty

RESPONSIBLE TO: Dean of Careers & Technical Education, and the Provost.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: To provide clinical and/or didactic instruction in the Dental Assisting program.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:

  • Teach assigned dental assisting classes, facilitate learning, and interact with students in lecture, clinical and small group settings.
  • In cooperation with faculty and program lead, utilize competency-based learning principles that focus on student outcomes reflected in assignments, testing criteria, teaching aids and reference materials; develop innovative and accurate assessment measures that help students to demonstrate proficiency. Evaluate and maintain records of student progress, and provide necessary feedback to students regarding their performance.
  • Operate dental assisting laboratory, classroom A/V and computer equipment.
  • Work with students from diverse backgrounds to fulfill a wide variety of academic goals. Work with students with disabilities or with other special learning situations on an as-needed basis. Work one-on-one with students through office hours and in other settings to help them with course content and related questions
  • Collaborate with peers in divisional, campus, or community projects. .
  • Establish and follow professional growth plan to maintain and expand current knowledge of dental assisting theory and practice and actively participate in College sponsored professional growth activities, such as in-service. Participate in professional associations and ongoing continuing education activities.
  • Communicate and work in an effective, respectful, and productive way with diverse staff and students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, age, language origin, or employment status.
  •  Appropriately refer students who may have difficulties in academic and personal areas.
  • Establish good relationships with professionals in the dental field including a broad spectrum of public and private organizations.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge: Current dental assisting science, practice and instructional development; difference among learning styles, current advances in dental instrumentation teaching methods, and uses of technology in education, and the ability to integrate these elements in to the curriculum and teaching methods.
  • Skills: Implement teaching strategies that engage and support students in learning, enhance success, and encourage interests and continued research or study. Use of classroom assessment methods to modify courses, improve learning, challenge students and allow then to demonstrate their knowledge, and abilities; maintain records of student progress and providing feedback for students regarding their performance; providing a supportive learning-centered environment for students of diverse learning styles; Verbal and written communication skills to communicate with students, peers, administration and community. Use of the electronic dental record and its use in a dental office for digital radiography and patient record management.
  • Abilities: Infuse curriculum with materials that reflect state-of-the-art clinical practice, evidence based dental literature and procedures, and varied perspectives; express ideas through clear, precise written and verbal communication.


  • Hearing voice conversation, sitting, standing and walking occurs in this job daily;
  • Bending, gripping hands & fingers, kneeling, lifting/carrying 0-34 pounds, reaching, standing long periods and stooping occurs regularly.



  • Diadatic Instructors only
    • Baccalaureate degree or current enrollment in a degree granting program. Baccalaureate degree must be completed by January 2019.

Clinical and Diadatic Instructors:

  • Current Dental Assistant with occupational experience in the application of four handed dentistry principles, either as a dental assistant or working with a chairside assistant is required.
  • Three years full time paid experience in four-handed dentistry of which three months within the last four years, preferred.
  • Community College teaching experience in Dental Assisting, preferred.
  • Previous experience with healthcare accreditation organizations, preferred.
  • Bi-lingual and diversity experience encouraged.


  • Oregon Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) required.
  • Expanded Function Orthodontic Dental Assistant (EFODA), preferred
  • Oregon Sealant Certificate, preferred
  • Oregon Temporary Soft Reline for Denture Certificate, preferred
  • Certified Dental Assistant or must obtain CDA certificate within three months of hire.

Revised 2018

Supplemental Information

For full consideration applicants must submit with their application:

  • A cover letter which addresses your interest in and how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position;
  • A current resume that includes educational and professional work experience;
  • A list of 3 professional references listing contact information including email address;
  • Copies of educational transcripts must be attached at the time of application submission, official transcripts are required upon hire.

Veterans Preference

Umpqua Community College Honors Veterans Preference

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Umpqua Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.

Documents Required

  • Member Copy 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215)
  • or ...
  • Letter from the US Department of Veterans' Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension.
  • Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website.

For information regarding Veterans' Preference qualifications, visit www.oregonjobs.com.

If you wish to self-identify under Section 503 as an individual with a disability, please provide this information by completing Department of Labor Form CC-305 available at www.dol.gov.

Statement of Equal Opportunity

Umpqua Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that we will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard for race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, handicaps or veterans status. This policy affirms UCC's commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all vestiges of discriminatory practices that might exist.

Employment with Umpqua Community College is contingent upon background check approval.


Umpqua Community College provides a comprehensive benefit package to fulltime, regular employees, including medical, dental, vision, life, and long term disability insurance, as well as vacation, holiday, and sick leave, and waived tuition.

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