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Dental Hygiene Program Director

Who We Are
With three campuses along Colorado’s Front Range, Front Range Community College is the state’s largest community college. We enroll close to 28,000 students annually from our diverse service area, which offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities.

Each year approximately 5,000 FRCC students transfer to four-year universities. FRCC offers more than 36 career training programs that prepare students for immediate employment and rewarding careers. Last year, more than 5,000 high school students took concurrent enrollment classes with us, earning college credit without having to pay college tuition. And we were recently ranked as one of the “Top Online Colleges” in the country by Newsweek.

One of FRCC’s main goals is to offer educational excellence for everyone. The college’s strong commitment to student success means we start by creating an inclusive and equitable environment—one where both students and employees feel they belong and are supported. FRCC’s focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is woven into the fabric of our college conversations and decision-making processes. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that reflects the diversity of our student body.

The college is also an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. For us, becoming an HSI is an intentional commitment to being a college where our Latinx (and other historically marginalized) students thrive.

FRCC employees and leaders work hard to create a culture of collaboration, innovation and pride. We’re looking to hire people who share these values—along with our commitment to student success, equity and excellence.

Who You Are
As the Dental Hygiene Program Director in the Health and Wellness Department you are a full-time faculty member holding primary responsibility for operation, supervision, evaluation, and revision of the Dental Hygiene program. Program administrative hours represent the majority of hours of this position (at least 75%) and teaching contact hours are limited.

As a faculty member you act as a mentor for the part-time instructors. You serve as representative of the department by participating in committees, task forces, and events at the campus, college, and/or state levels. You may be asked to teach at different times, locations and modalities to meet the needs of the College. 

Please note: This is an on-campus position with an opportunity for hybrid remote work. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.

SALARY: $69,189 - $78,758 for an 11-month renewable contract. Please see our Full-Time Faculty Salary Matrix for more specific information. 
SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of January 9, 2023. 

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes: A resume; A letter of interest; A copy of official transcripts; A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy; and A list of courses and the semesters you have taught. 

At FRCC, masks are optional, but we allow individual staff and faculty to request students and colleagues wear masks in offices or in class.

Primary Duties
Administer the Dental Hygiene program in a manner that fulfills the program goals, including: 
  • Curriculum development, evaluation and revision; 
  • Recruitment, assignments and supervision related to instruction of dental hygiene classes; 
  • Provides input into faculty evaluations; 
  • Initiation of program in-services and faculty development; 
  • Assessing, planning and operating program facilities; 
  • Input into budget preparation and fiscal administration; 
  • Coordination, evaluation, and participation in determination of admission criteria and procedures as well as student promotion and retention criteria. 

Required Education/Training & Work Experience:
The program director must be a dental hygienist or a dentist who is a graduate of a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and possesses a masters or higher degree, who has background in education and the professional experience necessary to understand and fulfill the program goals.

  • Dental Hygienist:
  • Current Dental Hygiene license
  • Successful completion of the written National Board Dental Hygiene Examination 
  • Successful completion of a Colorado regional or state clinical board examination 

  • Dentist: 
  • Current Dentist License 
  • Successful completion of the written National Board Dental Examination 
  • Successful completion of a Colorado regional or state clinical board examination 

  • Master’s degree or higher in a related field 
  • 4000 occupational/industry hours within 5 years.

Related Degree, Credential, and/or Occupational Experience in: 4000 occupational/industry hours within 5 years as a Dental Hygienist or Dentist. 
Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.