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Non-credit Dental Programs: Part-time Faculty positions

Requisition ID req1133
Academic Department Non-credit Dental Programs
Campus     CLIMB Center
Position Summary and Candidate Profiles

Portland Community College’s non-credit Dental Programs provide students and working professionals career training and professional development courses in the field of dentistry. We are currently seeking part-time faculty members who have current content knowledge, who can balance academics with practical application, and are committed to equitable student success.

Below are the non-credit Dental Programs currently accepting applications. To be considered for a part-time faculty position, your application must demonstrate the Instructor Qualifications outlined below. When applying, you will be asked which of the below dental program(s) you are interested in.

Integrated Community Dental Assisting

The Integrated Community Dental Assisting provides didactic and hands-on training to students in preparation for the Dental Assisting National Board Exams. The program is split into 3 terms with each term including an online classroom component, onsite hands-on training, an externship, and recommended certification exams. Please visit the Integrated Community Dental Assisting Program website for additional information.

Minimum Instructor qualifications:

  • 5 plus years experience as a chair side Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), and
  •  An Oregon Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certificate in the state of Oregon.

Oregon Oral Radiology Certification Prep

The PCC RHS prep course is convenient with our combined online didactic learning, and weekend hands-on lab classes. This course meets the criteria to take Oregon’s Clinical and Didactic Radiologic Proficiency Exam administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Please visit the Oral Radiology Certification Prep website for additional information.

Minimum Instructor qualifications:

  •  5 years experience as one of the following
    •  Chair side Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or
    •  Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certificate in the state of Oregon, or a Dental Hygienist with an Oregon license.
    •  Must hold a Certificate from Oregon Board of Dentistry to be an instructor for Radiologic Proficiency for dental Assistants.
    •  Passed either the American Dental Association’s National Board examination or the Radiation Health and Safety examination conducted by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

Dental Restorative Functions Endorsement

Dental Restorative Functions Endorsement is an introduction to the techniques and materials used in restorative dentistry, including amalgam and composite. Participants learn restorative techniques on WREB-approved Dentoforms and provide a variety of restorative experiences on patients under indirect supervision of clinic faculty. Completion of the course allows participants to take the Western Regional Examining Board Restorative Exam. PCC’s course curriculum has been approved by the Oregon Board of Dentistry. Please visit the Dental Restorative Functions website for additional information.

Minimum Instructor qualifications:

  •  5 years experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), or Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA), in the state of Oregon.
  •  Hold a restorative functions certificate (RES).

For program or compensation questions, please contact the Coordinator:

Stacy Kimsey - stacy.kimsey@pcc.edu

 
Notes Regarding Academic Credentials

  • Official transcripts are required to be submitted within 2 weeks of offer date for degrees required in the stated Instructor Qualifications. 
  • Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited US institution or a foreign institution having the equivalent of regional accreditation. Instructors with credentials from other countries will have their transcripts evaluated by agencies that have good standing with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services to establish fulfillment of this standard. (for more information see http://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/faculty-information.html)
  • For more information on PCC's General Instructor Qualifications Policy I301 visit: 
    http://catalog.pcc.edu/handbook/i301-instructorqualifications/


Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility.  Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly.

For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.