Adjunct Instructor of Dental Assisting

Danville Community College   Danville, VA   Part-time     Dentistry
Posted on May 22, 2024
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Adjunct Instructor of Dental Assisting

Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946, and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors. Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered.

The Arts, Sciences and Business division seeks an adjunct instructor to teach face-to-face didactic and clinical portions of the Dental Assisting program in the late afternoon or early evening on the DCC campus. Adjunct instructors are supported by faculty and other staff in the development of courses and are involved in decisions about curricula.

The primary responsibilities include instructing students in face-to-face classes, organizing and maintaining labs and lab equipment, recruiting and advising students, and assisting students with job placement. Teaching assignments may include day and evening classes for program-placed and non-program-placed students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Certified Dental Assistant through the Dental Assisting National Board.
  • A minimum of two years practicing as a Dental Assistant.
  • Healthcare Provider level CPR certification.

Please attach certifications as supporting documents.


  • The ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to the community college mission.
  • Willingness to learn concepts, equipment and software, including learning management systems.
  • Commitment to teaching excellence with an enthusiasm for teaching.
  • Skilled in problem-solving and working effectively with administration, faculty, staff and students.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
  • Ability to use technology to enhance instruction and to effectively teach in classrooms and labs

Additional Considerations:

  • Prior teaching experience in a Dental Assisting program.

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