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Dental Assisting Tenure-Track Faculty – Fall 2023

Job Type: Faculty


John A. Logan College is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in dental assisting to begin Fall 2023. The College seeks a dedicated instructor who fosters and promotes a collegial atmosphere and places student learning and success as top priorities.  Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching lecture and laboratory courses in the dental assisting curriculum and serving as the coordinator of the dental assisting program.

Faculty are covered under an academic year contract that consists of a fall and spring semester. Faculty are required to teach a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester and serve eight office hours per week for student consultation in fall and spring semesters. Additional teaching opportunities with compensation may be available in the summer semester. Faculty must be available to teach classes during the day, evenings, and/or weekends as determined by the schedule of classes. Full-time faculty are provided private offices and have access to excellent support services.

Specific Job Duties: 

  • To instruct students in the facts and skills pertaining to assigned courses
  • To conduct classes as scheduled
  • To consider the needs of the students and assist them by seeking help from other college services
  • To distribute to all students a course syllabus that covers the class requirements, grading procedure, attendance requirements, and course objectives
  • To inform students of educational and occupational opportunities
  • To utilize instructional technology for online learning and record-keeping
  • To update curriculum, prepare outlines, and select textbooks
  • To submit midterm and final grade reports, attendance records, early alerts, and other reports pertaining to assigned courses by required due dates
  • To establish partnerships and/or dual credit opportunities with district high schools
  • To prepare and maintain efficient program budget for instruction, supplies, and equipment
  • To maintain safe and organized lab, including accurate control of tools, equipment, and supplies
  • To actively engage business and industry partners and work with an advisory committee to assure program meets industry needs
  • To serve as the lead instructor for dental assisting courses
  • To recruit students into the dental assisting program
  • To assist in identifying adjunct faculty and working with them to ensure instructional objectives are met
  • To stay current in the field and with instructional practices by participating in professional development
  • To participate on college committee(s)
  • To participate in accreditation, assessment activities, and program review
  • To perform other duties as outlined in the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • To represent the College credibly with respect to any of its activities, and observe, support, and enforce the regulations, policies, and programs of the College


  • Associate’s Degree in dental assisting or related field
  • 6 years of professional experience in dental assisting
  • Current Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), including coronal polish and pit and fissure sealant
  • Healthcare provider CPR
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient with technology 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in related field
  • More than 6 years of professional experience in dental assisting
  • Teaching or other experience in dental education
  • Training in pedagogy
  • Training in HIPPA and OSHA standards
  • Curriculum development experience

Documents Needed to Apply:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Transcript
  • Faculty Application
  • Four professional references

Deadline to Apply:  Open until filled 

John A. Logan College is a comprehensive community college located in Carterville, Illinois. It is nationally recognized for its outstanding faculty, staff, programs, and facilities. The College serves a diverse region of communities within its district of approximately 140,000 citizens. 

John A. Logan College embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, offering activities and programs to enhance the personal and professional development of faculty, staff, and students.  The College welcomes candidates who are committed to JALC’s mission to enrich lives through learning and community engagement.

The College has been affiliated with the NEA/IEA for 40 years.  Starting salary is determined by educational level and teaching experience as per contract salary schedule, and opportunities exist for overload and summer teaching.  The College provides an excellent fringe benefit package.  Further information about the College may be obtained at

Send a John A. Logan College faculty application, resume, cover letter, copy of all transcripts, required certifications, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of four professional references to or to the address listed below.

John A. Logan College
Attn: Office of Human Resources (C116)
700 Logan College Drive
Carterville, IL 62918