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Dental Assistant Instructor

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Job Description

Minnesota West Community and Technical College seeks an Dental Assistant Instructor dedicated to excellence in teaching who desires to become part of a creative, vibrant, student-centered learning community. We are seeking an individual who is dedicated to teaching, is committed to students, student learning, and student success. Candidates should be interested in participating in classroom research, outcomes-based assessment, quality improvement, and faculty development.

Required Qualifications
  • Must qualify for Minnesota State Credentialing in the Dental Assistant credential field. For additional information regarding licensure requirements, please refer to the Minnesota State Credentialing Website at: https://www.minnstate.edu/system/asa/academicaffairs/cfc/fields/500088.html
  • Bachelor degree and graduate of an accredited dental assisting program.
  • Three full-time years (or equivalent) of 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) postsecondary 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
  • Post secondary teaching experience in the credential field.
  • Experience with D2L or other online Course Management System.
  • Understanding of the mission, vision, and core values of a comprehensive two year college.
  • Experience in curriculum development.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.

Other Requirements
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment.

Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a student-centered, open-access community and technical college within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The college provides transfer, occupational and career programs, workforce training, educational outreach and life-long learning opportunities. The College is committed to accomplishing its mission: Dedicated to serving the varied educational needs of our diverse populations in affordable, accessible and supportive settings.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college with five southwestern Minnesota campuses: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington and learning centers in Luverne and Marshall, Minnesota. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in more than 60 disciplines.

Benefits Info
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, taxdeferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave. Tuition waiver is available for employees and dependents.
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You must apply online and attach an electronic resume and copy of your transcript(s) to your online application in order to be considered for this position. Paper applications and resumes will not be considered. If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this selection process, please contact the American with Disabilities Act Coordinator at 507-223-1335. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Services at7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.

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