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Adjunct Instructor, Dental Laboratory Technology
Durham Technical Community College in Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted 04/08/2022
Health and Wellness
Salary -  
Employment Type Adjunct Faculty
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Adjunct Instructor, Dental Laboratory Technology


Health and Wellness



Minimum Qualifications

1. The instructor must possess an associate degree in dental laboratory technology from an accredited program;
2. Must be certified in crown and bridge or ceramics or removable prosthodontics or achieve certification within three years of appointment.
3. Must also have a minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in a dental laboratory setting beyond the time spent in the training program.
4. Must have completed instruction in educational theory and practice or be willing to work toward that objective.

Work Experience

Must also have a minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in a dental laboratory setting beyond the time spent in the training program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relation skills;
2. Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills;
3. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
4. Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action;
5. Ability to make presentations to large audiences;
6. Excellent computer skills as evidenced by experience with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word.
7. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality; and
8. Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.

Essential Functions

The instructor of Dental Laboratory Technology is primarily responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction, and for providing those related services and support activities required for optimal student learning and effective educational programming. As a member of the Dental Laboratory Technology program faculty, the instructor is also accountable for assisting and supporting the program director and/or department dean, as needed, in meeting the instructional and curricular requirements of the program, department, and division.

Job Duties

1. Teaching all courses, as assigned, for the full duration of scheduled instruction;
2. Being fully prepared with instructional plans for each class session and in accord with the stated objectives of the course;
3. Enforcing academic policy and procedures at all times, and complying with all other institutional rules and regulations pertinent to classroom instruction and general employment;
4. Being available out of class to student requiring additional assis¬tance;
5. Serving as educational advisor to students, as formally required and as otherwise requested or needed by individual students;
6. Assisting in the revision and development of course outlines, syllabi, curriculum plans, and other instructional documentation required to meet program objectives;
7. Contributing to the development and implementation of competency¬-based education and for utilizing available educational resources for the improvement of instruction and the creation of teaching materials;
8. Assisting the program director in the identification, preview, and acquisition of needed educational resources, including textbook selection, library materials, laboratory supplies, and other instruc¬tional provisions;
9. Participating in registration activities, as assigned, and assisting in the recruitment of students and in the placement of graduates;
10. Participating in program, departmental, divisional, and instructional meetings and other announced activities;
11. Maintaining complete office and student records, as needed; process¬ing reports, forms, and all other requested paperwork in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the accuracy, correctness, and com¬pleteness of all data;
12. Fulfilling committee assignments and other special appointments within the educational community as well as the community-at-large, and otherwise giving appropriate support to institutional endeavors;
13. Taking advantage of in-service training and other opportunities for continued professional development, including attendance at off¬-campus activities, as feasible, and generally staying abreast of developments in the field of instruction;
14. Assisting the program director in the management of the dental storeroom, annual inventory of expendable dental supplies, annual inventory and preventive maintenance of dental laboratory equipment, and general maintenance of the dental laboratory areas;
15. Assisting the program director in the design and preparation of dental laboratory projects and demonstrations;
16. Maintaining proper communication and supportive relations at all times with all other units and branches of the division and the College, providing assistance to them in carrying out their respective functions;
17. Assuming other necessary responsibilities and performing additional tasks as assigned by the program director and/or department dean in meeting the needs of the program, department, division, and the College.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
• Ability to lift, at times, 10 lbs.; and
• Good eye/hand dexterity.

Required Working Hours

Hours will be based off required semester course schedules determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-d

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Adjunct Faculty

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