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Dental Assisting Program Instructor

Company: South Florida State College
Location: Avon Park
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

About South Florida State College:

South Florida State College is an open-access, higher education institution dedicated to providing a learning-centered environment through quality programs, training, and services. Working in partnership with organizations and communities, the college provides leadership and a comprehensive range of opportunities for the educational, cultural, and economic development of the service district.

SFSC is proud to be tobacco-free.

Job Description:

Full-time, 11-month faculty position responsible for teaching Dental Assisting classes, providing leadership in the planning and coordinating of the Dental Assisting Program, and assisting in the development of curriculum and supervision of program instructors. Position begins August 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides instruction in accordance with the South Florida State College General Job Description for Instructional Faculty.
  • Provides leadership in planning and coordinating the dental assisting clinic with the Chair of Dental Education, including development, evaluation, and revision of clinical dental assisting curriculum.
  • Assists in the planning, operation, and assessment of program facilities.
  • Participates in determining program admission criteria and procedures.
  • Maintains communications with community dental professionals as a member of the Dental Education Advisory Committee.
  • Establishes off-campus clinical rotations and expanded duties for program participants.
  • Orders supplies and equipment in a timely manner to ensure the smooth operation of the department.
  • Assists in the supervision and scheduling of adjunct clinical and laboratory faculty.
  • Ensures that faculty and students adhere to guidelines suggested by the Occupational Safety and Health Association, the Florida Board of Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention involving radiation safety, blood borne pathogens, and sterilization procedures.
  • Assists the Dental Education Chair with CODA accreditation self-study reports.
  • Contributes to unit planning, assessment, and college institutional effectiveness efforts.
  • Acts in accordance with College policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SFSC is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.


Educational: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (or enrollment in a Bachelor's degree program) required.

Please submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for review. You will be allowed to do this during the application process or you may login in at a later time and upload them as "additional documents".

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Experiential: Minimum two (2) years' experience as a dental assistant required. Experience teaching in a CODA-accredited dental assisting or dental hygiene program preferred.

Additional Information:

Classification: Faculty

Instructional Supervisor: Chair, Dental Education

Supervises: Adjunct Faculty and Students

Posting Date: April 16, 2021

Starting Annual Salary Range: with a Bachelor's degree $43,484 - $48,702; with a Master's degree $47,560 - $53,267; with a Master's degree + 30 $49,490 - $55,429; with a Doctorate $53,059 - $59,426

Application Review: May 16, 2021


Applicants with disabilities who need assistance in the application or hiring process should contact: Human Resources, 863-784-7132, or send written request to:

South Florida State College

ATTN: Director, Human Resources

EA/EO & ADA Officer

600 West College Drive

Avon Park, FL 33825

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Keywords: South Florida State College, Palm Bay , Dental Assisting Program Instructor, Other , Avon Park, Florida

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