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Part-Time Adjunct Instructor - Dental Assisting Program
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Nov. 10, 2023
Title Part-Time Adjunct Instructor - Dental Assisting Program
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Educational Opportunity Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting
The Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (BEOC) invites candidates who can enthusiastically inspire and engage students as a Part-Time Adjunct Instructor for the Dental Assisting Program. Candidates should have the ability to teach seated, remote, and online courses.

Academic Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of subject matter.
  • Provides students with appropriate learning materials and expertise in assigned subject(s).
  • Evaluates students’ performance and provides effective and timely feedback to guide student learning and success.
  • Responsible for contributing and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative environment.
  • Enter grades and attendance into software used by Center.
  • Engages in the classroom, replies to emails and voicemails, and holds on-campus or online office hours.
  • Maintains knowledge in one’s own discipline-related area by participating in professional development.
  • Delivers tests and certifications following all procedures.
  • Provides clinical and didactic instruction for the Dental Assisting Program in accordance with the curriculum outline and learning expectations.
  • Supervises student training in dental offices and submits training-related reports as required.
  • Coordinates with the School of Dentistry with regard to classroom placement of students.
  • Ensures dental equipment is in proper working order and lab is sufficiently stocked with consumables at all times.
  • Enforces dental lab safety procedures.
  • Discusses and demonstrates workplace safety, personal/patient safety, and infection control.
  • Organizes and participates in dental advisory committee meetings.
  • Attends external meetings related to the Dental Assisting Program.
  • Prepares students to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Exam so that they can become a New York State Licensed Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).
  • Assists with compliance with national accrediting agencies.
  • Assists with the National Certification Testing application process.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center
The Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (BEOC), an adult education enterprise, of the State University of New York, University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (UCAWD), with an annual enrollment of 1,940 students, is seeking applications for a Part-Time Adjunct Instructor for the Dental Assisting Program. The mission of BEOC is to produce lifelong learners who are self-directed, empowered, and committed to excellence. Residents of the surrounding Buffalo community are provided a range of services designed to develop the academic and workforce development skills necessary to become self-sufficient. Programs and services are structured to adapt to the needs of our students — as well as to the demands of our community — and serve as first steps toward the attainment of long-term educational and employment skills. To learn more about the Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, visit our website.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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