Posting Summary

Working Title
Dental Hygiene Education Faculty (Restricted)

Role Title
9 month-Instructor

Role Code


Pay Band

Position Number

Virginia Peninsula Community College

Virginia Peninsula Community College (Div)

Work Location
Williamsburg – 830

Hiring Range
Minimum starting salary $48,263 – Commensurate with experience and corresponding rank.

Emergency/Essential Personnel

EEO Category

Full Time or Part Time
Full Time

Does this position have telework options? -Telework options are subject to change based on business needs-

Does this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference?

Work Schedule
Varies, evenings and weekends may be required.

Sensitive Position

Job Description

Virginia Peninsula Community College is a two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community colleges. It primarily serves the residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York.

This position is restricted and contains no expectation or guarantee of continued employment. It is subject to the continued appropriation of sufficient funds, and/or college need.

Virginia Peninsula Community College changes lives, empowers students to succeed, and enhances the social and economic vitality of the region through high quality education and workforce training, excellent service, and innovative partnerships.

Dental Hygiene Education faculty provide instruction, support, assessment, and mentorship to Virginia Peninsula Community College’s students, staff, and supporting faculty. Dental Hygiene Education faculty fully participate in the mission and community of the college. The major emphasis shall be on teaching, by working with students in classrooms, laboratories, clinic, clinical sites, field sites, indoors, outdoors, distance learning, individual conferences, and related activities to help the students develop their interests and abilities to the fullest capacity to become better persons, better workers, and better citizens.
The Dental Hygiene Education Program Chair, under the supervision of the Director of Allied Health and/or the Academic Unit Dean provides leadership, support, and limited supervision to the Dental Hygiene (and/or Dental Assisting) Program. The Chair is responsible for ensuring programmatic compliance with all applicable policies and procedures, administrative functions and the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives and ensuring program compliance with Virginia Community College System (VCCS), College, Virginia Department of Health Professions, Virginia Board of Dentistry, and Commission on Dental Accreditation standards, regulatory requirements, and/or policies and procedures.
The Dental Hygiene Education Program Chair leads the day-to-day operations of the College’s dental hygiene education program(s). These responsibilities include organizational, educational, and limited supervisory leadership for full-time faculty, as well as supervisory leadership of adjunct faculty and other part-time employees of the program. The program chair aids with the oversight of the department in the academic, administrative, and human resource functions to include meeting accreditation student retention requirements; directing and participating in curriculum planning; course scheduling, program organization; staffing, professional development and training of faculty, staff, and students; evaluating program faculty, staff, and student performance; motivating and advising students, faculty, and staff. The chair also develops and maintains department and program policies and procedures; performs within the department budget; selects and advises program students; generating program reports; developing program proposals; selection and supervision of adjunct faculty and part-time staff; comprehensive and strategic planning; maintaining program supply inventory, recommending procurement actions, and developing procurement documentation; maintaining the dental clinic in a state of readiness for patient care and student education, performing routine troubleshooting and preventive maintenance for clinic equipment, perform repairs of clinic and/or educational equipment as trained and authorized; as well as fulfilling institutional, regional, statewide, and national responsibilities.
General Duties and Responsibilities
This position description and associated requirements may be in addition to those required and preferred functions delineated in the position description for a person employed in a full-time (nine-month) non-administrative faculty ranked position, who is appointed as the Program Chair for Dental Hygiene Education (Hygiene and Assisting programs).
The individual who serves as the Program Chair for Dental Hygiene Education shall be in a full-time appointment with the College and may be assigned an instructional load (as delineated below); however, the individual may be delegated significant administrative and supervisory functions and responsibilities and may be responsible for serving as a liaison with the administration of the College. The individual is responsible for helping to ensure the coordination, design, delivery, and administration of the College’s dental hygiene education programs, certificate programs, career studies certificate programs, and certification courses; and to ensure that regular assessment of student learning leads to program, process, and curriculum improvements, and the effective, yet efficient, operation of the program(s).
The Program Chair for Dental Hygiene Education must demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field or discipline and possess the appropriate educational/professional credentials to teach in the field or discipline; serve on College, local, regional, state, and national task forces, work groups, teams, sub-committees, committees, as required, requested, and/or as needed; participate in professional activities which contribute to the educational and community responsiveness goals of the College and its constituents; foster and maintain effective, collegial, and collaborative professional and working relationships with students, colleagues, supervisors, faculty, staff, administration, and local, regional, state, and national constituency groups; and consistently support the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students.

Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications
Education and Experience:
  • Dental Hygienist or dentist who is a graduate of a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation AND possesses a master’s degree or higher.
  • Clinical Dental Hygiene Education practice experience.
  • Selected candidate must hold a current, unrestricted Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions Virginia Board of Dentistry license for their level of practice.

  • Knowledge of Dental Hygiene Education theory, practice, and trends.
  • Knowledge of current Dental Hygiene Education curricular content and National Education Standards.
  • Knowledge of current Dental Hygiene Education statewide curriculum.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of competency-based education principles and methods.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated teaching and educational facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work at all campus, site, and clinical locations.
  • Ability to assess student performance and progress and to provide appropriate feedback.
  • Ability to promote higher-order thinking and problem-solving among educational participants.
  • Ability to adhere to established standards for educational quality.
  • Ability to maintain complete, accurate educational records.
  • Maintains compliance with American Heart Association Training Site and course requirements before, during, and following instruction, as assigned
  • Ability to adapt Dental Hygiene Education curricula to reflect state requirements, local needs, and national trends.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
Professional Certification:
  • Current Basic Life Support (CPR-AED)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene from a regionally accredited institution with a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  • Current, unrestricted Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions Virginia Board of Dentistry Dental Hygiene license.
  • Unrestricted Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions Virginia Board of Dentistry Dental Assistant II license.
  • Current and unrestricted American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor Certification.
  • Recent teaching experience in a CODA-accredited community college Dental Education program.
  • Significant clinical experience in the delivery of oral healthcare in a dental office/clinic setting.
  • Experience teaching Dental Hygiene Education clinical and lecture courses.
  • Experience working with a Dental Hygiene Education faculty team to develop and align curricula and assessment plans.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Commission on Dental Accreditation processes.
  • Experience using instructional technologies, administering standardized computer-based tests, facilitating high-fidelity simulation activities, and utilizing learning management systems such as Canvas, Moodle, or Blackboard.

Operation of a State Vehicle

Supervises Employees

Required Travel

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Recruitment Type
General Public – G

Number of Vacancies

Position End Date (if temporary)

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Agency Website

Contact Name
Melanie McNall


Phone Number

Special Instructions to Applicants
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:

Additional Information

Background Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO Statement

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.