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Employment Opportunity

Dental Assistant Instructor(s)

Faculty of Health & Human Services
Competition Number: 12-2063
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
One or more positions may be filled.
Start/End: January 02, 2013 up to June 28, 2013 -
May end early or be extended.
Workload: Up to 28 hours per week of direct instruction. Hours and days of the week may vary; additional hours to be submitted on timesheets. Applicants may also be considered for auxiliary work.
Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Teach, support, and evaluate students in all aspects of the Dental Assistant program, including classroom, lab, and practice/practicum settings. Undertake course preparation and work in a team environment to ensure program standards are maintained. Design and grade student assignments and tests; evaluate student progress in courses. Participate in faculty/program meetings. Travel is required to a variety of settings on Vancouver Island.
  Available courses could include: DENA 111T (Professionalism II), DENA 131T (Clinical Support Theory II), DENA 151T (Dental Assisting Practice II), DENA 161T (Dental Office Management), DENA 172T (Practicum II), DENA 173T (Practicum III).
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success through ongoing professional training, subject currency, and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and department committees; meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
Required Qualifications: Dental Assistant Certificate from an appropriately accredited institution with license and registration with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC). Provincial Instructors Diploma, or equivalent. Minimum of five years of clinical experience with current knowledge and skills of the dental office setting, including reception and computer skills. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills and effective team skills. Willing to be flexible in assuming a variety of tasks. Proven ability to design and implement problem-solving strategies and tools. Competence in computer applications. Demonstrated competence for teaching curriculum in a variety of modes.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from an appropriately accredited institution. Experience teaching adults in a post-secondary setting.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: November 20, 2012 - November 28, 2012
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.