Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.
The Dental Hygiene Program teaches the student how to play a critical role as part of a dental health care team that educates and treats patients. The Program instructs students in how to provide preventative care and treatment, which may include medical and dental history review, head and neck examination, exposure of dental images, dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning), fluoride, sealants and polishing of restorations. This is the only accredited Dental Hygiene Program in Philadelphia, which uses state-of-the-art equipment; has access to faculty who are experts in the profession; hands-on experience with patients in an onsite free dental clinic; and receive excellent preparation for taking the required exams for licensing and certification. The Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
The Dental Program invites applications for part-time faculty positions available for the 2019 calendar year. Applications will remain on file until December 31, 2019.
• Teach didactic and clinical program courses in Dental Hygiene Program. Strong technology skills, digital image experience and must be committed to the learner-centered educational process. Must be willing to teach at the main College campus, during the day and evening.
• Provide instructional services, engage in continuous academic development in teaching discipline-specific theory and clinical practice; participate in program activities, and perform other program duties as assigned related to position.
• Other responsibilities, which relate to the student success and program advancement and development, may include but not limited to, program administration, curriculum development, student guidance/advising/mentoring, and accreditation documentation.
• Master's Degree in a health related field or Education.
• Pennsylvania license or be eligible for licensure.
• Local anesthesia permit.
• Minimum of one year of teaching experience.
• Two years of didactic and/or clinical experience.
Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through our doors seeking associate's degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of our degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region. Over 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and seek employment, strengthening our local economy and workforce. Local businesses look to us to provide workplace training to keep their workers skilled and their companies competitive.
We offer over 70 degree and certificate programs in art, science, business, technology and liberal arts. Many of our students have hectic schedules, and we know how to accommodate every type of learner. Classes are held during the day, in the evening and on Saturdays at the Main Campus, our three Regional Centers and at neighborhood sites throughout the City. Distance education classes are also available.