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Dental Assisting Program



Reports To: 

Department Chair

Position Status:

Part-Time, Non-Benefited

Posted Pay Range: 

$1,000 per credit


About Us:

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.

We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.

At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.


Position Summary:

The College of Western Idaho is looking for a Dental Assistant adjunct faculty member to teach assigned courses in accordance with established policies and guidelines. Successful candidates are required to use the Blackboard learning platform for grading, posting office hours, making announcements, etc. The successful candidate may be asked to teach M-F during the day at the Ada campus. To reach a broad range of students, the College of Western Idaho encourages instructors to explore alternative teaching styles and methods.


Essential Functions:

• Teaches contracted credit load of courses in accordance with the descriptions published in the CWI catalog
• Utilizes outcomes assessment measures
• Participates in instructional evaluation processes
• Meet all scheduled classes promptly with any deviation being filed promptly and accurately through the appropriate channels
• Monitor and record student progress, maintain accurate records and adhere to the College of Western Idaho’s deadlines for such procedures
• Demonstrates sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students
• Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

• Current Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
• Bachelor's degree is preferred
• Current CPR for Healthcare Professionals and First Aid
• Have a background in and current knowledge of dental assisting, the specific subjects they are teaching and educational theory and methodology consistent with teaching assignment, e.g., curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, measurement and evaluation
• Experience teaching secondary level students in field of study is preferred
• Ability to enact a variety of teaching methodologies including lectures, group activities and, individual instruction
• Experience using a dental software program preferred
• Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development
• Proficiency in the use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, and Blackboard applications


If so, please submit your resumé and cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application.