POSITION: Department Chair for Dental Health Professions/Dental Technology Department
Position# 021127 (UG14/Slot0020/Band00)
STARTING SALARY: Actual starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in dental hygiene or a field relative to the
specific subject being taught; with background in educational theory and practice and current concepts
relative to the specific subjects to be taught. Registered dental hygienist/graduate of a CODA
accredited program and certified dental assistant/graduate of a CODA accredited program. A minimum
of three (3) years recent clinical experience. Administrative leadership experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong leadership, interpersonal, and mentoring skills.
Communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening) to interact with students, peers, administration,
and the general public. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty,
staff, students, and other professional organizations. Knowledge of diverse learning styles and ability to
implement methodologies to promote effective teaching and learning; knowledge of instructional
technology, and ability to use alternative delivery methods to promote student success. Knowledge and
implementation of effective supervisory and administrative management principles and practices. Ability
to work independently and in groups. Ability to present professional appearance and implement
measures to maintain health and wellness. Ability to think critically to carry out essential functions of the
position. Tact and resourcefulness in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues. Ability to manage
and coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously. Attendance at local and state professional meetings
maybe required; upholding accreditation guidelines and maintaining required continuing education credit;
evening Advisory Committees (one a year) are expected; site visits, will be required of all faculty.
Exposure to bio hazardous waste, blood borne pathogens, communicable disease may be encountered
during clinical practice. Ability to work a flexible schedule. Ability to travel the tri-county service area.
1. The Department Chair provides leadership to: plan and pursue the strategic and operational goals of
the department and ensure quality programs and services to promote student success; implement
the instructional, administrative and fiscal functions of the department; implement curriculum
development and new program planning; recruit, develop, mentor, and evaluate faculty and staff to
meet the needs of the department and support student success initiatives; plan and monitor
departmental budgets, special projects, and capital equipment needs; develop and submit
department needs/requests/proposals using input from Program Coordinators, faculty, staff,
students, advisory committees, curriculum review meetings, accreditation agencies, etc.; ensures
compliance with College, State and regional/professional association accreditation guidelines;
prepare and submit necessary reports and documentation to maintain effective operation of the
program; set goals and monitor program enrollment, retention, placement, student learning
outcomes, and institutional effectiveness outcomes; document and use results for continuous
improvement of the department’s programs and services; plan effective advising, orientation, and
course scheduling for students in the department; actively participate and positively represent the
department and the College on internal and external committees; in partnerships with
business/industry, government, public education, and other higher education institutions; and in the
2. Assumes teaching responsibilities for assigned courses. Prepares lectures. Updates syllabi, course
competencies, and lesson objectives. Prepares, administers and evaluates tests. Selects textbooks
and resource materials. Providing students with appropriate course materials (syllabus,
calendar, policy statements or guidelines). Adhering to course competencies in the
preparation and delivery of instruction. Being organized and prepared for classes. Teaching
and testing relevant content. Paces instruction and varies delivery to meet different learning
styles. Provides appropriate and timely feedback. Maintains a positive environment for
optimum student performance. Provides for and value appropriate student input. Maintains
accepted standards of achievement. Paces instruction and varies delivery to meet different
learning styles. Provides appropriate and timely feedback. Maintains a positive environment
for optimum student performance. Provides for and value appropriate student input.
Maintains accepted standards of achievement.
3. College and/or other Community Service through: Promoting the College as possible. Assisting in
recruitment and placement. Cooperating with and participating in projects and activities of the
College and, as appropriate, in the community. Serving on advisory committees as requested.
Promoting and supporting the continuing education program of the College. Maintaining a cooperative
working relationship with college personnel.
4. Instructional Development through: Coordinating with the department manager and other faculty,
preparing and maintaining competency-based course syllabi and support materials for all courses.
Assisting with selection of textbooks and other instructional resources.
5. Student Advisement through: Providing appropriate academic guidance. Maintaining office hours and
being available during assigned and optimum times for advising. Cooperating as part of the advising
team for the program. Assisting students as possible in setting and meeting short- and long-range
educational goals. Taking advantage of advising training. Learning and using computer resources to
access data and properly advise students. Being knowledgeable of institutional policies, procedures
and programs. Making referrals and conducting follow-up as appropriate. Using discretion in dealing
with confidential information.
6. Instructional Management through: Maintaining required and appropriate records and files.
Submitting all reports in an accurate and timely manner. Practicing effective classroom management.
Prioritizing duties and using time wisely. Maintaining current files for courses. Handling student work
and records in a professional manner.
7. Professional Development through: Seeking ways to keep current in the teaching field. Developing
an annual professional development plan (with short- and long-range goals) in keeping with the
College’s mission and institutional goals. Participating in appropriate courses, seminars and
workshops, especially those that introduce new ideas or practices. Performing other duties as
To apply, please complete an on-line employment application at www.yorktech.edu/hr or come to the Human
Resources Department, 452 South Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC, 29730, to complete an on-line employment
application. Applications accepted until filled.
YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
SOUTH CAROLINA LAW PROHIBITS EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON: RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL
ORIGIN, SEX, INCLUDING PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH (FOR RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS), AGE, OR DISABILITY.
PURSUANT TO SECTION 41‐1‐110 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SC, AS AMENDED, THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS
DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE EMPLOYER.