NORTHWESTTECHNICALCOLLEGE (NTC) invites qualified applicants to join our team as a part-time Dental Assistant faculty member of the Dental Assisting program, which is offered every year. The hiring assignment is based on an academic calendar with most courses being taught during the fall and spring semesters at NTC. Teaching hours may vary between day and evening, and instruction will be delivered in the classroom, lab, and clinical sites. The teaching environment will be autonomous within the courses taught and collaborative with supporting general education instructors since growth and recruitment are priorities.
Great things are happening at Northwest Technical College, where student success is the priority! NTC has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities.
Responsibilities of a Dental Assistant faculty member include:
Supervising and instructing students in a variety of theory, clinical and lab settings.
Providing instruction in both face-to-face and online delivery.
Assisting in the maintenance and organization of dental assisting class schedules, supplies and equipment.
Teaching utilizing student-centered, active and experiential learning strategies, and commitment to the assessment of student academic achievement.
Willingness to explore and use technology to enhance teaching and student learning.
Practicing good communication and teamwork skills.
Participating in the larger college and dental professional communities through a variety of activities (e.g., curriculum development, service on committees, student life, etc.).
Meeting the Teaching and Learning Competency Requirements, as required:
Philosophy of community and technical college education (credit or non-credit course)**
Faculty shall have a degree in education or three years of successful full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience prior to being hired or shall be required to complete coursework in the above content areas (or their equivalent) prior to being granted unlimited status.
*These courses shall be waived for individuals who at the time of hire have: a degree in education, or have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework in the specified teaching and learning content areas, or have three years of successful, full-time (or equivalent) secondary, postsecondary, industry, or trade apprenticeship teaching experience in the field for which they are being hired. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.2)
**This course shall be waived for individuals who, at the time of hire, have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.3)
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor’s degree and graduate of an accredited dental assisting program.
Occupational Experience Requirement:
Three (3) full-time years (or equivalent) verified related paid work experience as a dental assistant.
One year of this work experience shall be within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for the credential field. The recency requirement shall be waived if the individual has two years of successful full-time (or equivalent) post-secondary teaching experience in the credential field within the last five years.
Dental Assistant certification by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
Current Dental Assistant License from the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.
Preferred qualifications include:
Dental Assisting teaching experience.
Current Dental Assisting clinical experience.
Dental Assisting Program Director experience.
Experience in incorporating technology into curriculum delivery.
Skilled in traditional and digital radiography.
Strong discipline expertise.
Student-centered teaching philosophy.
Commitment to the success of culturally, ethnically and racially diverse learners.
Experience in using a variety of technology to enhance teaching and student learning.
Demonstrated familiarity with and commitment to the mission of a technical college.
Experience with CODA accreditation.
Completion of Teaching and Learning Competencies.
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of these minimum and preferred qualifications.
Northwest Technical College is the fastest growing two-year college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). For more than 40 years, our open enrollment policy, affordable tuition and high quality education has attracted a diverse group of learners. There are more than 1,600 learners currently enrolled at NTC in business, health, human and protective services, environmental and industrial technology career programs. NTC offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs that meet the evolving needs of regional and global employers. Northwest Technical College provides an inspiring and challenging learning environment with personalized services and access to industry-current technology. Classes are offered on the Bemidji campus, online, or as a combination of both. Northwest Technical College and Bemidji State University's alignment partnership offers NTC learners BSU services, including: Resident housing, health care, Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center, and a BSU activity card that allows learners access to sporting events and campus activities.