Faculty - Dental Hygiene, Clinical Coordinator (201 Days)

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


The instructor/clinical coordinator must be responsible for all aspects of the clinical experiences, including organization, administration, continuous review and revision, planning for and development of evolving clinical practice skills, and general effectiveness of clinical experience. The instructor/clinical coordinator coordinates students’ clinical assignments, ensures clinical site compliances are met, maintains clinical related documentation, and verifies students' clinical performance. The instructor/clinical coordinator also serves as a point of contact for the clinic site. The is instructor/clinical coordinator expected to maintain consistent communication with adjunct clinical faculty, supervising dentists, and their primary job assignment is at the program  clinical site, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.   The instructor/clinical coordinator will assume other responsibilities within the program such as administrative duties and instruction in the classroom, laboratory and in clinical sites. This position is a full-time faculty appointment with program administrative duties.  


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. 
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. 
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. 
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 


  • Have regular and consistent contact with students, adjunct clinical faculty, supervising dentists and the clinical site, assume responsibility for adjunct clinical faculty orientation and training.
  • Coordinate and schedule clinical assignments. 
  • Establish clinical onboarding process for students, adjunct clinical faculty and supervising dentists.
  • Communicate and work with adjunct clinical faculty and clinical facility staff in a cooperative, professional manner.
  • Monitor student performance routinely at clinical courses throughout the semester.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and progression of the clinical experience.
  • Maintain clinic related documentation according to the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) standards and requirements. 
  • Adhere to CODA accreditation standards and policies.
  • Ensure there are sufficient clinical experiences for students according to CODA.
  • Effectively organize, teach, and revise course work in accordance with syllabi, including various delivery formats, methods, work schedules, and locations.
  • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Manage a classroom setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with department and College objectives, guidelines, policies and practices.
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public, serve as a point of contact for clinical facilities and partners.
  • Assist in the process of requesting and maintaining instructional equipment and supplies for classroom/laboratory use.
  • Assist the Program Director with curriculum planning and development of courses.
  • Assist the Program Director with accreditation site visits and annual reports.
  • Work with the Program Director to ensure that student clinical experiences are coordinated with their didactic and laboratory education.
  • Participate in program advisory committee meetings.
  • Evaluate and report student performance and progress.
  • Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.
  • Participate in departmental and college wide meetings and activities.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 
  • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
  • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form and possess digital literacy skills related to computer technology.
  • Be creative, energetic, and self-motivated with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • Effectively instruct and communicate materials for the course.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.



Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.    Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by CODA
  • Minimum baccalaureate degree from an academic institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is required
  • Documentation of Bachelors/Master’s degree and transcripts from accredited institution.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience recent and related to dental hygiene.
  • Hold a valid RDH credential and current Iowa state license or is eligible to obtain.
  • Able to perform the duties of a clinical dental hygienist.
  • BCLS certification
  • Hold a valid Local Anesthesia permit from the state of Iowa or is eligible to obtain
  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience teaching at the college level, in didactic, laboratory and clinical settings 


 Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.


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Job ID: 84232

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