Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses - the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.
AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!
To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at www.hancockcollege.edu and click on the Welcome to AHC video.
We are searching for an experienced Dental Assisting 318- Basic Dental Assisting Skills Instructors - Part-Time Faculty at our Santa Maria Campus facility.
Allan Hancock College is accepting applications to establish a pool of qualified candidates for part-time Dental Assisting Instructors for future openings at the Santa Maria Campus. The desired start date is for the fall semester, August 2021.
Essential Functions Instructors appointed to the part-time temporary pool may be used to cover part-time, temporary and/or substitute openings in the department. Assignments can vary in duration and are not guaranteed. Assignments for Dental Assisting pool instructors include:
Providing effective classroom or laboratory instruction using methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter
Preparing and grading all class assignments and examinations
Advising, assisting and evaluating students, evaluating learning outcomes and maintaining regular office hours
Participating in program activities including curriculum and program planning, development, evaluation, and decision making as well as the development of new teaching-learning methods and materials
Contributing to development of program policies and procedures
Maintaining accurate and timely student records as required
Maintaining currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility
Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
Communicating with excellent written and oral skills in English
Lecture Rate: $48.00 to $73.50 per hour depending upon education and experience
Lab Rate: $41.80 to $64.00 per hour depending upon education and experience
Activity and Non-Classroom Rate: $30.89 to $48.21 per hour depending upon education and experience
A committee will screen all applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not assure a candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense. All interviewed candidates may be asked to complete job related exercises. The district reserves the right to cancel any appointment or to reassign the area of service, extend time limits, reinitiate, or withdraw the recruitment/selection process at any time.
To be considered as a candidate for this position, please submit the following materials online:
A current a complete resume of education and professional experience
Transcripts (Copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired.
Requirements & Desirables
REQUIREMENTS - Clinical Instruction Only
Any Bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience in the field OR any Associate's degree and six years of professional experience in the field; and
Current and valid licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA; issued by the Dental Board of CA); and
Current certification in all of the following: CPR/BLS; Dental X-Ray; Coronal Polish; Pit and Fissure Sealants; and
Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.
DESIRABLE: Two (2) hours of clinical teaching methodologies Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved by the Dental Board of California.
Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college's four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, or at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The main campus is in Santa Maria, a 105 acre park-like setting that provides students with exceptional teaching and state of the art technology. The college offers opportunities for those who want to begin a bachelor's degree (university degree), earn an associate degree (two-year degree), prepare for a career, or upgrade skills. The college offers degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. Allan Hancock College is well-known for its English as a second language program, its professional theatre program, and for providing superior support services for its students, including counseling and tutoring.