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Instructor, Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene

Cape Cod Community College

Job Description

Instructor, Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene

Job Description:


Teaching Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene (DEN200) to first year dental hygiene students. This course addresses the basic principles of pharmacology and anesthesiology and applies this knowledge to the treatment of dental hygiene patients. The course content includes the physical and chemical properties, preparations, and mode of administration of medications, and their effect on body systems, as well as reference to medical emergencies associated with dental treatment. Course is taught during the Spring 2023 Semester on Thursdays, 9:00-11:50 a.m.



  1. Master's degree in Pharmacology or related field.
  2. Massachusetts Dental / Dental Hygiene License.
  3. Teaching experience in a college setting or equivalent.
  4. Excellent presentation skills.
  5. Ability to create a classroom environment that supports learning and student success.


  1. Previous experience teaching Pharmacology in a community college setting.
  2. Broad knowledge of medical conditions, and their pharmacological treatments as well as the correlation between oral and systemic health and relevance to the practice of dental hygiene.
  3. Evidence of current teaching methodologies, including experiences with media, innovative use of evolving instructional technologies in the classroom, and the use of learning management systems such as Moodle.
  4. Skill in implementing active and collaborative learning strategies.
  5. Effective pedagogical, teaching and presentation skills.
  6. Experience using evidence-based strategies to support student success including frequent communication and active learning.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION: Anticipated starting salary - Step I DCE Pay Scale. Part-time, non-benefited MCCC Unit Position. Compensation for course delivery will be in accordance with the DCE/MCCC Contract (Memorandum of Agreement, Distance Education).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.

Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.

COVID VACCINE POLICY: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Cape Cod Community College students, faculty, and staff must comply with the Massachusetts state two-year public college vaccination policy as a condition of employment. Please see College website for details.

This appointment is subject to the FY2023 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:


Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be given an opportunity to upload required documents: a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements of the position and resume (failure to submit requested documents may result in disqualification). Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.

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