Professor, Dental Hygiene

  • Valencia College
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Jul 28, 2022
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Professor, Dental Hygiene

Position Number: FR0031
Job Type: Faculty
FT/PT: Full Time
Employee Class Description: 8 Month Temporary Faculty

General Position Description:

Responsible for teaching in discipline or discipline areas in which he/she has specific training and/or competence. Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student learning in keeping with Valencia's learning­ centered values and in a manner that meets the essential competencies of a Valencia educator. Engages students outside of class in support of the curriculum and co-curriculum; provides thorough, timely, and effective feedback to students regarding the mastery of course and program learning outcomes; develops curriculum and works collaboratively with colleagues to choose program and/or discipline resources; assists in the selection, development, and evaluation of faculty; participates in and/or leads the activities and governance of the discipline, division, campus, and college; and collaborates with relevant academic discipline and community partners in support of institutional effectiveness and student learning.

Grade: MT8
Exemption Status: Exempt
Posting Number: F464P
Primary Work Location: Orlando, FL 32811 - West Campus
If multiple locations, what are the other locations: Orlando, FL 32811 - West Campus
Proposed Work Schedule (please note hours subject to change based on business needs): Teaching assignments may include day, night, or weekend classes.Teaching modality: Face to Face
Number of Vacancies: 1
Posting Start Date: 07/18/2022
Posting End Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Temporary Position (Temp or Grant Funded Details): This is a full-time temporary 8 Month faculty position for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Academic Semester.
Salary Range: Temporary Faculty rates are flat amounts based on educational degree for the duration of the temporary contract:

Essential Job Functions:

1. Prepares and delivers instruction to students in assigned modalities (including classroom, hybrid, online, etc.). Prepares instructional materials. Provides feedback on students’ progress, including evaluation of student mastery of course and program outcomes.
2. Provides ample periods of time for engaging students in matters related to academic success through posted student engagement hours.
3. Prepares and submits required documentation including course syllabi, student attendance, final course grades, and other information as requested or required by the college.
4. Participates in, and contributes to curriculum development by planning, developing, and evaluating new and existing courses and curriculum.
5. Participates in developing and implementing college policies, guiding principles, objectives and functions in accordance with the philosophy of the college.
6. Participates in department/division meetings, serves on committees, and participates in other college activities.
7. Maintains and disseminates current information pertaining to services available to students throughout the college.
8. Is familiar with and maintains behavior and actions consistent with college policies.
9. Maintains professional development/growth according to personal needs, in fulfillment of annual performance development plans, and as required for certification.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Minimum Education:
Faculty Positions Only - Level of education per Credentials Manual

Required Field of Study:
Appropriate level of education [required] See Credentials Procedures Manual at:

Other Required Qualifications:

Required License/Certification:

Preferred Education & Field of Study:

Preferred Type of Experience:
Teaching experience at the community college level. (In some cases, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes may be used to support an application in lieu of degree and course work requirements).

Preferred Licenses/Certification:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of learning-centered values.

Ability to design learning opportunities that promote student life skills development while enhancing discipline learning. Demonstrated understanding of developmental advising (Valencia’s LifeMap) and competency-based learning (LifeMap).

Ability to develop and implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students and that promote both acquisition and applications of knowledge and understanding (Learning Centered Teaching Strategies).

Ability to use consistent, timely formative and summative assessment measures to enhance learning (Assessment).

Ability to design learning opportunities that acknowledge, draw upon and are enriched by student diversity in the learning environment (Inclusion and Diversity).

Ability to design and implement curriculum that aligns elements of student learning toward growth in the Student Core Competencies and progression through course sequences (Outcomes-Based Practice).

Commitment to stay current and continually improve knowledge and understanding of the discipline (Professional Commitment).

Ability to continuously examine the effectiveness of teaching, counseling, librarianship and assessment methodologies in terms of student learning by engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning).

Knowledge of, ability to develop, and commitment to use emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods appropriately, including online delivery, hybrid course options, content software, web-enhancements, etc.

Skill in the use of personal computers and general office software.

1 Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally (in group and one-on-one settings), orally, and in writing.

Application Details

General Working Conditions:
This job primarily operates in a professional office environment. The employee will routinely operate standard office equipment including but not limited to computers, keyboards, mouse, phones, photocopiers, printers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Typical physical competencies include but are not limited to frequently remaining stationary, moving, reaching, positioning self and occasionally ascending/descending, lifting/moving objects weighing between 5-15 pounds. This job also entails frequently communicating, discerning and exchanging information, detecting and perceiving objects up close, at a distance, and the ability to adjust focus. Cognitive abilities include but are not limited to frequently using discretion, judgment, reasoning, memory, learning, maintaining confidentiality, comprehension, problem solving, and decision-making.

The typical work environment, physical and cognitive demands listed above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The College has a process to identify and make available reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Specific Working Conditions:
This job also operates in a classroom setting and may use equipment such as microphones and audio/videorecorders.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings or weekends, as needed.

Must be able to travel locally on a flexible schedule, as needed. Must have reliable transportation, and proof of liability and property damage insurance on the vehicle used may be required.

Diversity Statement:
All employees must demonstrate a commitment to Valencia College’s Equity and Inclusion efforts.

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