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Dental Assistant Instructor - Continuous Sourcing

Dental Assistant Instructor - Continuous Sourcing

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Adjunct Faculty
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Appleton Main Campus
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Adjunct Rate
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Continuous Sourcing
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Basic Functions & Responsibilities

Fox Valley Technical College is establishing a pool of qualified candidates to possibly teach in the Dental Assistant Program. This position is responsible for the delivery of instruction and facilitation of student learning, and the on-going development of curriculum and learning strategies, which meet the needs of students and employers.

Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions

  1. Facilitation of Learning. Plan, prepare and deliver instruction and facilitate the learning of students in Dental Assisting Technical Diploma, continuing education, and/or contract training programs. Assess the learning outcomes of students at the unit, course, and program level. 
  2. Curriculum Development. Develop, revise, and continually update curriculum and instructional materials which are competency-based, current, consistent with employer expectations, and aligned with the college policy on level of required documentation. 
  3. Classroom Management. Fulfill assigned schedule, maintain accurate student attendance and grade records, maintain instructional environment with emphasis on safety, housekeeping, and equipment security, and ensure opportunities for student/participant evaluation. 
  4. Interpersonal/Team Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, scheduling, and budgeting as a cooperative and professional team player. 
  5. Business/Industry/Community Linkages. Develop and deliver customized training for various clients as needed, and maintain involvement with business/industry/community through advisory committees, marketing and recruitment efforts, and professional associations and organizations. 
  6. Student Support and Guidance. Advise and support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals. 
  7. Professional Development. Participate in professional development activities that provide for continually updated knowledge and skills for the role of the contemporary instructor as directed by one's Individual Professional Development Plan.

Qualifications, Training and Experience

  1. Certified Dental Assistant is required.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in related and appropriate field.  (Based on experience and expertise, an individual with an Associate Degree or equivalent and willingness to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree within specific timeframe may be considered.)
  3. Minimum of two years of occupational experience in the field of the program or programs being taught (dental assistant), of which at least one year shall be within the last five years; Four years of occupational experience preferred. (One year of related occupational experience may be waived with at least two years of post−secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the last five years.)
  4. Proficient in modern radiography.
  5. Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality education programs, including development of relevant curriculum.
  6. Upon hire, must maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements and licensure required by other agencies to maintain individual and program accreditation, if applicable.

Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics

  1. Current knowledge of the role of the dental assistant. 
  2. Ability to maintain positive working relationships with a variety of dentistry agencies and personnel. 
  3. Ability to update instructional methods and materials and apply research studies in classroom, lab and clinical settings. 
  4. Promotes and model professionalism to students, staff an professionals in the field. 
  5. Ability to work with diverse student, staff, and community populations. 
  6. Success and commitment as a team player, including the ability to engage in win-win thinking and to foster consensus. 
  7. Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening and weekend assignments. 
  8. Acceptance of and willingness to change. 
  9. Demonstrates ability for written and oral communication with students, staff, employers and other external entities. Ability to communicate effectively and to maintain positive working relationships with a variety of environments and personnel. 
  10. Proficiency in computer use and applications which support teaching and learning. Knowledge of computer technology as it applies to the fields of dentistry and education. 
  11. Models a commitment to the mission, purposes, and values of the college. Highly motivated with strong interest in contributing to the success of students and the college. 
  12. Ability to teach effectively utilizing a variety of instructional methodologies including lecture, lab work, hands on instruction and other instructional methods. 
  13. Ability to develop course materials and assessments of student learning. 
  14. Ability to express sensitivity and empathy to the individual needs of students. 
  15. Promotes an educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses. Ability to develop course materials and assessments of student learning. 
  16. Accepts responsibility for professional and personal growth.

Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)

Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

Thank you for your interest in Adjunct Faculty opportunities with Fox Valley Technical College. Upon successful submission of your application, cover letter, and resume, you will be considered for future adjunct faculty opportunities. FVTC will keep your application in our files as a POTENTIAL candidate who could possibly fill a position when or if the need arises. Only if the need shall arise, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your application.


IMPORTANT:  Only if the need shall arise, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your application.  Otherwise, you will not receive any further contact from FVTC.


Adjunct instructors are hired on a per course basis. The total hours for an adjunct instructor range from approximately 3 hours per week to no more than 8 hours per week. Hours vary and can include both day and evening classes. Courses are taught in both a general lab setting and a classroom setting.


If you should have any questions regarding the position, please contact Vickie Bellile at or 920-735-4856.