Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks two outstanding and enthusiastic individuals as full-time tenure track Assistant Professors for Dental Hygiene. The faculty members will provide lecture, lab, and clinical instruction within the Dental Hygiene Department as assigned by the Director for Dental Hygiene. The faculty members will participate within department and clinical development as necessary. These positions will report to the Director for the Dental Hygiene Program.
CBC Faculty and Staff respect and work effectively with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.
GENERAL QUALITIES DESIRED:
Passion for teaching and commitment to student success;
Commitment to the community college mission;
Commitment to shared governance and staying current in one's discipline
Willingness to become involved in campus activities beyond one's discipline;
Willingness to teach with a variety of methods, including eLearning and instructional innovations;
Ability to teach individuals from diverse backgrounds effectively;
Demonstrated ability to pursue scholarly endeavors in area of expertise; and
Ability and willingness to participate in the design and measurement of learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness efforts.
Note: The base salary for this position is $51,000 for standard 3 quarter contract (Fall, Winter & Spring), with an additional summer contract salary of $12,750. This is a four-quarter program with instruction required over the summer quarter for additional compensation on an extra-contractual basis. The contract for summer quarter is for 44 days and is compensated at the daily rate of the full-time position. The number of days for summer quarter varies and can be reduced and/or not offered based on certain circumstances.
Relocation expenses are considered for the employment offer for the successful candidate if the candidate relocates to the Tri-Cities area from outside of a 175-mile radius.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled (First Consideration closes January 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time)
Develop, prepare, and teach college-approved Dental Hygiene courses in accordance with approved course descriptions and class schedules (includes the use of multimedia technology in the classroom);
Develop syllabi and reading lists for each course taught and update annually; participate in departmental/divisional responsibilities in the selection of texts and related teaching resources;
Maintain a minimum of five (5) regularly scheduled office hours each week at times that provide reasonable opportunities for students to meet with faculty;
Maintain, submit, and retain accurate academic records, including verification of class rosters and student grades, by dates requested by the College to comply with state and federal records retention laws;
Orient students at the beginning of each class to syllabi and addenda, subject to subsequent modification and notice to students;
Engage in shared governance by participating in department, division and College committees and assisting in the formulation of policy pertaining to educational programs;
Participate in commencement ceremonies, wearing academic robes, unless excused by the President;
Develop and attend professional improvement activities in order to maintain contact with one's academic discipline, including teaching/learning processes and/or development of knowledge in one's field of specialization;
Participate in outreach activities to promote educational programs;
Participate in special College projects, surveys, and studies;
Assist in the preparation of reports as needed by College units (e.g., Student Services, Grants Office, Athletic Department, Institutional Effectiveness) and by the College in general (i.e., for accreditations, program review and so forth);
Develop new instructional materials, techniques, course offerings or major revisions of the same;
Participate in community service activities consistent with the College's mission;
Participate in student career development and related advising or mentoring activities and special retention programs; and
Attend College-mandated trainings, professional development activities and/or meetings.
Licensed Dental Hygienist in Washington State or eligible to obtain a Washington State license prior to September 1, 2018;
Experience working with restorative dentistry;
Bachelor of Science and willing to work towards a Master's degree in Dental Hygiene or related field from a regionally accredited college or university; and
Must be able to meet vocational certification standards.
Two (2) years minimum Dental Hygiene Program teaching experience, directly related to specializations within the field;
Master's degree in Dental Hygiene or related field from a regionally accredited college or university;
Proven ability to promote positive team work within the working environment;
Must be computer literate, including proficiency in Internet, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other computer resources as appropriate.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin... College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin College continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.