Minneapolis College, a vibrant and inclusive two-year community college in Minnesota, is accepting applications forthe position of Dental Assistant Faculty. This is an opportunity for a full-time, unlimited (permanent) position.
Position Start Date: Fall Semester 2023 (August 16, 2023)
The Dental Assistant Department at Minneapolis College is committed to excellence in teaching and learning as we educate the next generation of dental assistants. Faculty members collaborate in the delivery of dental assistant courses to prepare students to complete their diploma or associate degree. This position may teach all components of dental assistant education: theory, lab, and clinic.
The successful candidate:
Teaches with an inclusive and equity-minded approach.
Is dedicated to excellence in teaching and has the desire to become part of a creative, vibrant, student-centered learning community.
Is committed to student success.
Teaches all aspects of dental assisting (theory, lab, and clinic).
Teaches in traditional as well as other delivery modes, including, but not limited to, synchronous and asynchronous online formats.
Regularly develops, reviews, and revises instructional and assessment materials.
Participates in the assessment of program and course student learning outcomes.
Is a participatory member of the dental assistant division and the greater college community through service on committees and attendance at regular meetings.
Practices current teaching strategies, including active learning, learner outcome assessments, and online instruction.
Maintains ongoing professional development in dental assisting as well as in the areas of teaching and learning.
Bachelor degree and graduate of an accredited dental assisting program.
Occupational Experience Requirement
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) 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.
Experience teaching college level dental assistant including theory and lab.
Experience serving diverse and historically under-served populations.
Evidence of continuous professional development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Evidence of commitment to student success and program completion.
Experience with learner outcomes assessment and evaluation.
Demonstrated ability to educate adult learners, multi-lingual learners, students with disabilities, and international students.
Working knowledge of instructional techniques and delivery methods such as online education, learning management systems (D2L Brightspace), digital technology, etc.
Collaborative team player who is willing to devote time to student success and the success of the dental assistant division.
Current and former employees must be in good standings with Minneapolis College to be considered for the position.
Why Chose Minneapolis College?
We are one of the most diverse college campuses in Minnesota. More than 70 percent of our student body identifies as people of color, American Indian, two or more races, international, low income or first generation. At Minneapolis College we strive to eliminate barriers, build bridges, and cross them together as we educate people to go out and make a difference in their communities.
About the College:
Minneapolis College offers extraordinary educational opportunity to 10,000 students annually with 100 plus degree options. The College has strong ties to corporate and industry partners that support student scholarships, provide state-of-the-art training and equipment, and offer internship and employment opportunities to the College's graduates. Minneapolis College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
The safety of all members of the Minneapolis College campus community is of vital concern. Resources including the current Annual Compliance and Security Report are available at the Minneapolis College Public Safety link https://minneapolis.edu/student-services/public-safety.
Salary:Full time faculty salaries currently range from $40,912 – $85,892 annually. Salary schedule placement is determined on the basis of education and experience and in accordance with the 2021-2023 Master Agreement between the Minnesota State Board of Trustees and the Minnesota State College Faculty.
Benefits: The State of Minnesota offers eligible employees an excellent benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, optional dental, short- and long-term disability, paid personal and sick leave, defined benefits and defined contribution (401(a), retirement plans), tuition waiver for employees and dependents, and optional 457 and 403(b) retirement savings plans.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is a public two-year college located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. MCTC enrolls nearly 15,000 credit students annually and is an active partner in initiatives designed to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Created in 1996, under the umbrella of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, MCTC is the result of the merger of two institutions: a technical college with a long history of vocational education dating back to 1914 and an open-enrollment community college established in 1965. Currently, the spacious campus covers 21.6 acres of land and recent expansions include a new state-of-the-art Science Center, culinary kitchen and dining hall and outdoor plaza.