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Dental Hygiene Instructor

Savannah Technical College - STC

Savannah Technical College is seeking a 12 month full-time faculty member for the Dental Hygiene program on the Savannah Campus. The individual will report to the Dean for Health Sciences and the Department Head of the Dental Hygiene Program. The Dental Hygiene Program Instructor will be responsible for the following duties:

·   Instructs, manages, and supervises individuals and groups in classrooms, laboratories, and clinicals through using appropriate teaching methods;

·   Prepares lesson plans for classroom instruction for the dental hygiene courses;

·   Develop and coordinate curriculum; conduct assessments of all courses taught in the department as requested;

·   Evaluate effectiveness of courses through student data, graduate surveys, and employer surveys;

·   Evaluates instruction and learning by means of appropriate testing and/or evaluation methods;

·   Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up;

·   Coordinates cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned;

·   Assist with completion of reports and requests for information from internal and external departments and agencies;

·   Ensure compliance with dental hygiene accreditation standards of regional and national accrediting agencies;

·   Attend and assist with coordinating dental hygiene advisory committee for the department;

·   Participate in College committees and meetings;

·   Collaborate with colleagues on common curriculum areas;

·   Instruct students, developing program syllabi, goals, and objectives;

·   Maintains a student-oriented approach to education;

·   Assists department head and/or program coordinator, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program;

·   Assists with recruitment, retention, and job placement efforts;

·   Assists with ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies;

·   Advise and register health sciences students;

·   Attends faculty and other meetings, as assigned;

·   Is familiar with academic freedom and professional responsibility;

·   Maintains desirable and safe laboratory and clinical conditions;

·   Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by attending staff development training, workshops, seminars and conferences;

·   Follow policies/procedures of Savannah Technical College, to include standards for student-faculty professional relationships/interaction;

·   Improves professionally and maintains currency in the courses taught through: reading and utilizing materials found in trade, technical, and professional publications; surveying and researching industrial and business establishments; obtaining and maintaining certification and degree as required; attending professional and specialty courses; keeping abreast of new development trends, and techniques.

·   Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

·   Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene or related field from an accredited institution.

·   Two years clinical teaching experience.

·   Two years clinical practice experience.

·   Must be flexible to teach day or evening classes.

·   Must possess current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid.

·   Must possess valid driver’s license and required insurability.

·   Must possess skill in oral and written communication.

·   Must possess basic computer skills to include, but not limited to, word; excel; power point; and email. 

·   Must possess excellent organizational and customer service skills to deal professionally with Savannah Tech employees, students, and visitors.


Preferred Qualifications (In addition to Minimum Qualifications):

·   Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene or related field from an accredited institution.


Physical Demands
Teaching responsibilities are typically performed in a classroom/lab environment with the employee intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, pushing, and pulling for three (3) – four (4) continuous hours at a time.  The employee frequently lifts/carries objects that weigh 10lbs. or less.  Clinical responsibilities are typically performed in a hospital, long term care facility, or other medical facilities and require that the employee stand/or walk for seven (7) – eight (8) hours: bend, twist, push/and or pull for three (3) – four (4) hours; and occasionally lift 50lbs. to 75lbs. per rotation.   The exposure to infectious diseases, gas, or fumes is possible during clinical rotations. The ability to speak clearly is required.


Salary is commensurate with education and work experience.  Benefits include paid state holidays, annual and sick leave, and the State of Georgia Benefits package.


Application Deadline

Position considered open until filled. Candidates must pass a criminal background check.  Applicants must submit a completed Position considered open until filled.  Candidates must pass a criminal background check.  Applicants must submit an electronic application through Team Georgia Careersand attach cover letter and resume (incomplete submissions will not be considered).  Please include your annual salary for each position held.


Note: No phone inquiries please.  Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to personally contact each applicant.  If we are interested in scheduling an interview, a representative from our college will contact you.


All male applicants between the ages of 18 and 26 years of age must present proof of Selective Service Registration.

Savannah Technical College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Invitation to Self-Identify  For compliance activities, contact Connie Clark, Title IX and Equity Coordinator, Room A110 or (912) 443-5485,  Send written correspondence to Savannah Technical College, Attn:  Connie Clark, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31405.

STC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Candidates may be required to submit a valid Driver’s License, proof of insurability, and/or a driver’s history report for positions involving state travel.




Minimum qualifications for this position will be determined by the teaching discipline and compliance with appropriate accrediting bodies. Faculty must be credentialed to satisfy all appropriate accrediting bodies for the course assigned

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