Full-Time Faculty - Dental Hygiene (Open Rank - Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor)

$46,687 - $56,944 yearly
  • Bristol Community College
  • Fall River, MA, USA
  • Mar 16, 2020
Full time   Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description

Full-Time Faculty - Dental Hygiene will provide academic and clinical instruction for students in the Dental Hygiene program, to include but not limited to, lecture, laboratory, and clinical dental hygiene courses. They will teach a full-time (15 credit hours per semester) schedule of Dental Hygiene courses, which may include, but are not limited to the list found online in the Academic Catalog. Courses may be held in the classroom at our Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, and Taunton locations and/or in the online environment as assigned.


  • Team teach a four hour lecture and supervise a clinical group for 15 hours per week; perform all functions related to clinical assignments.
  • Make clinical assignments and correct detailed nursing care plans for students.
  • Within the nursing faculty team, assume responsibility for instruction in fundamental and maternity and obstetrics theory and clinical courses.
  • Collaborate with faculty team to prepare syllabi and develop curricula to address course and student learning outcomes and General Education competencies as appropriate.
  • Recommend suitable instructional material, textbooks, library acquisitions, etc. by working with the faculty team.
  • Use technology effectively to communicate with students and colleagues and to enhance classroom learning as appropriate.
  • Serve as academic advisor to students.
  • Develop appropriate discipline-related courses.
  • Post and maintain a minimum of four (4) office hours per week.
  • Serve on college committees as elected or appointed.
  • Recommend suitable instructional material, textbooks, and library acquisitions.
  • Attend program, department, division, all-college, academic area, and committee/council meetings.
  • Participate in assessment of course and program learning outcomes.
  • Engage in professional development activities through participation in conferences, workshops, seminars, and professional associations to maintain excellence in the discipline and in the classroom; maintain nursing licensure by participating in appropriate continuing education (CEU's).
  • Foster student success across the college's diverse student body through innovative teaching and learning approaches.
  • Actively participate in the general college community to fulfill duties as stipulated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Minimum of a Master's degree in dental hygiene, education, or teaching.
  • Current Massachusetts licensure, or eligibility to obtain prior to beginning employment, as Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with Permit L for local anesthesia.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in dental hygiene.
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience at the college level. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of dental hygiene accreditation and regulation policies and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of dental hygiene governance and regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications and technology and/or applications common in dental hygiene practice and education.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong experience in curricular planning and assessment, as well as demonstrated use of High Impact Practices, technologies, and inclusive pedagogy to enhance student learning.
  • Must submit to a background check (including a CORI/SORI) and drug screening as a condition of employment.
  • The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.


  • Experience in community college teaching, advising, and curriculum development.
  • Member of dental hygiene related professional associations.
  • Demonstrated experience with online instruction. 
  • Clinical and didactic teaching experience at the college level, preferably at a community college.
  • Demonstrated versatility in teaching a range of courses offered in the Dental Hygiene program, particularly in dental materials and local anesthesia.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Blackboard, Banner, Argos, and/or DegreeWorks. 
  • Demonstrated experience working on committees and within teams.
  • Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

Application Details

TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the "Apply" button. The position will be open to applicants for 30 calendar days from the posting date.


1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.

3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).

4) Those interviewed will be required to present a 20 minute teaching demonstration on a topic of the committee's choice.

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.

The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.