Instructor - Adjunct - Dental Assistant - Indianapolis at Education Corporation of America

Education Corporation of America
Indianapolis-South, IN

Would you like to work for one of the most progressive companies in the career education industry? Are you excited about giving committed students the skills they need to be successful?


Under general supervision, plans and implements curriculum and educational programs for students within the program. Communicates class content to students so that learning occurs, skills are developed, and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational objectives.

Reports To:

Program Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops the syllabus for each course assigned based on accreditor and department criteria. The syllabus is to include learning objectives expressed in behavioral terms.
  • Distributes the syllabus to the Academic Dean, the Program Director and to each student at the first scheduled class session.
  • Teaches the depth and scope of class materials as outlined in the syllabus and catalog and relates the instruction to careers and employer expectations.
  • Prepare and grades examinations based upon course objectives and published exam schedule and returns all assignments in a timely manner.
  • Implements evaluation for outcomes assessment, and achieves established results while maintaining college standards of student satisfaction.
  • Works creatively in all classes taught to discourage student withdrawal and maintain satisfactory retention.
  • Begin and end each class at the designated times, providing a full period of instruction.
  • Leaves the classroom or laboratory clean, organized, and ready for the next user.
  • Submits, at the designated time, final grades for all students on the class roster.
  • Accurately maintains attendance records in accordance with the Attendance Policy, submits class roster daily, maintains a separate record of attendance and grades that is clearly labeled and turned in at the end of the term.
  • Calls all students who are absent and submits written reports of pertinent information to the Program Director.
  • Attends faculty meetings, in-service meetings, graduation and other college events as required by the College.
  • Dresses professionally in accordance with faculty dress code if onsite.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs.
  • Teaching and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to teach and control the behavior of students.
  • Knowledge of academic and/or vocational education curricula.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current education methodologies and techniques.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Please review “Program Specific Requirements” section for degree and years of service required.
  • Where applicable, state or accreditation regulations may require a certain number of year’s occupational experience.
  • Some courses and/or programs may require additional credentialing and degrees.  Please work with the Academics Department with any questions on these additional requirements.

Program Specific Requirements (If Applicable)

• Must have graduated from a Dental Assistant program with a minimum of two years’ work experience as a Dental Assistant or trained on the job and have a minimum of three years’ work experience as a Dental Assistant.
• All faculty must meet the specific state requirements to practice as a Dental Assistant and perform dental radiography and/or other expanded functions approved in the state.

State of Indiana Dental Assistant requirements:
A dental assistant must obtain a limited dental radiographic license from the Indiana State Department of Health/Division of Medical Radiology Services.

3. Pass one or more of the following examinations:
a. The national DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) exam
b. The national DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam
c. An exam approved by the Indiana State Department of Health/Division of Medical Radiology Services, AND THEN

4. Apply to the Indiana State Department of Health/Division of Medical Radiology Services for a limited radiographic license.

If this position fits you then please apply and join us as we transform lives!