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Dental Hygiene Instructor



Savannah, GA, USA · Savannah, GA, USA · Statham, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

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:

• Instruct, manage, and supervise individuals and groups in classrooms, laboratories, and clinicals through using appropriate teaching methods;
• Prepare 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;
• Evaluate instruction and learning by means of appropriate testing and/or evaluation methods;
• Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up;
• Coordinate 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;
• Develop program syllabi, goals, and objectives;
• Maintain a student-oriented approach to education;
• Assist department head and/or program coordinator, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program;
• Assist with recruitment, retention, and job placement efforts;
• Assist with ordering and maintain equipment and supplies;
• Advise and register health sciences students;
• Attend faculty and other meetings as assigned;
• Maintain 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;
• Communicate and interact professionally, with college employees, students, and visitors, utilizing excellent organizational and customer service skills;
• Improve professionally and maintains currency in the courses taught by: 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:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
• Active Georgia Dental Hygienist license.
• Two (2) years clinical practice experience.
• Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
• Valid driver’s license and required insurability.
• Basic computer skills to include, but not limited to, Word; Excel; Power Point; and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
• Two (2) years clinical teaching experience.
• Background in current education theory and practice.

Experience utilizing in Learning Management System (LMS); experience with the Blackboard LMS platform preferred.

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. The ability to hear and understand at a normal conversational level is required.


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

Application Deadline

Position considered open until filled. The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening, education verification, reference, motor vehicle records, criminal background checks and credit history checks. For high-risk positions, medical evaluations and/or psychological evaluation may be required.

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


Note: 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.

Disability Accommodations

Applicants who need a special accommodation due to a disability should request assistance in advance by contacting the Human Resources department at 912-443-3388 or via e-mail at jsanders@savannahtech.edu. Savannah Technical College (STC) will provide reasonable accommodations to identified disabled applicants.

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).

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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