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Employment Opportunity

Dental Assistant Instructor(s)

Faculty of Health & Human Services
Competition Number: 13-2013
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding and enrolment
May be filled by more than one applicant
Start/End: Fall semester: August 28, 2013 up to December 18, 2013
Spring semester: January 8, 2014 up to June 04, 2014 -
May end early or be extended
Workload: Approx. 4-7 hpw of direct instruction (see dates below). Hours and days of the week may vary. Applicants may also be considered for auxiliary work. Additional hours to be submitted on timesheets.
Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Teach, support, and evaluate students in all aspects of the Dental Assistant program, including dental clinic/lab 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 may be required to a variety of settings on Vancouver Island.
  Available courses include: DENA 150T (Dental Assisting Practice I) and DENA 151T (Dental Assisting Practice II).

For Fall 2013, dates include:
Aug. 28 (NIDD) *
Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 **
Oct. 30 (NIDD) *
Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18 **
SUBTOTAL = 74 hrs

For Spring 2014, dates include:
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19 ***
Feb. 26 (Screening/Dental Clinic) ****
Mar. 5, 12, 19 ***
Mar. 26 (NIDD) *
Apr. 9 ***
Apr. 16, 23, 30 (Screening/Dental Clinic) ****
May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 ***
SUBTOTAL = 99 hrs

TOTAL = 173 hrs

* NIDD (Non-instructional duty day): Wed., 8am-4pm (7 hpw)
** DENA 150T: Wed., 8am-12pm (4 hpw)
*** DENA 151T: Wed., 2:30-6:30pm (4 hpw)
**** Screening/Dental Clinic: Wed., 8:30am-4:30pm (7 hpw)
  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
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: April 25, 2013 - May 08, 2013
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.