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4 Aug 2021

Part-Time Part-time Dental Hygiene Junior Clinic/Lab Instructor

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Do you value active learning, meaningful collaboration with clinic faculty, and culturally relevant and equity-minded instruction? Are you excited to work with a diverse student population? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our faculty.  We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals.

Clark College is currently accepting applications for part-time Junior Clinic/Lab Instructor. This position begins September 20, 2021.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision, and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support, and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Yaju Dharmarajah, Employee & Labor Relations Manager and Interim Compliance Director, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Position Responsibilities

Instruct in restorative lab techniques courses.

Integrate clinical and didactic education.

Assess student learning as a part of the dental hygiene program’s and Clark College’s outcomes and assessment processes.

Assess student learning in the clinic and/or lab settings.

Coordinate clinical policies and procedures and evaluate outcome effectiveness.

Maintain current knowledge of the practice of restorative dentistry.

Demonstrate experience using various educational methodologies.

Know and adhere to college and program policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

General Faculty Responsibilities

Instruct classes utilizing active learning techniques and knowledge of the discipline that facilitate student learning.

Advise and assist students in educational and career development.

Pursue professional development to stay current in field.

Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.

Engage in continuous departmental program review, enhancement, and outcomes assessment.

Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

Bachelor’s degree in dental Hygiene or related area (public health, education, etc.) from an accredited institution. Applicants that are within one (1) year of degree completion will be considered.

Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a restorative dental hygienist.

Current Washington State Dental Hygiene license or eligibility to obtain prior to start date.

Current First Aid and Healthcare Provider CPR certifications or the ability to obtain.

Knowledge and experience with computers and paperless management systems in the clinical setting.

Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.


Salary Statement: Lab hourly rate is $63.99


Required Online Application Materials:

Clark College Online Application, including names of five references

Cover letter addressing experience and qualifications for the position

Current résumé

Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with the online application

Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application


How to Apply

  Please apply online at

Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Dental Hygiene, Education, and Instructor.

Job expires in 36 days.

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