Madison Area Technical College — Full-time Dental Assistant Program Instructor – Extended

Full-time Dental Assistant Program Instructor – Extended

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Job Posting Date:
September 22, 2020

Application Deadline:

Salary Information:
$62,000 – $82,000

School of Health Science_Admin & Faculty

Job Description:

The School of Health Sciences at Madison College invites applicants to apply for the full-time Dental Assistant Program Instructor position. Due to a limited pool of a robust, qualified, and diverse pool of candidates, the search is being extended to continue outreach efforts.

We are seeking motivated and engaged candidates who share a willingness to collaborate with other staff members, students, and the community at large. Are you accustomed to working 12 months out of the year but only want to work 9 months? If so, this opportunity is for you!

Madison College's dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. Hiring an inclusive workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College—it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!

Madison College provides a generous benefits package of time off, holidays, health/vision/dental/life insurance options, and you will be able to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). Newly hired instructors serve a three-year probationary period.

This position will be open until filled, with a new first review date of October 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

This position is located in the vibrant and diverse city of Madison, Wisconsin's 2nd largest city and state capitol. Nestled between two recreational lakes, Madisonians are offered year-round activities for all, including the Dane County Farmers' Market located around the Capital Square, more than 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, world class restaurants, and numerous festivals and community events. Madison is consistently ranked as a top community in which to work, live and play. Madison offers a small town feel, with a big city impression. But, if that's not enough, Madison is just a short 125 miles northwest of Chicago and 77 miles west of Milwaukee. To learn more about what Mad-Town has to offer, you can visit

Start date: January 2021

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for instruction of Dental Assisting at the college level. This includes developing a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, delivering instruction of high quality, assessing student learning, advising students, and participating in college service activities at the department, school and college levels.

This position reports to the Dean of Health Sciences.

Essential Duties:

The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Facilitate student learning by developing appropriate instructional strategies to fit students' needs to support student engagement.
  • Develops clinical affiliations, field clinical experiences, simulated clinical experiences, assists students in developing clinical assignments.
  • Evaluate student performance and provide regular feedback in courses taught by the instructor.
  • Contribute to student success and retention by advising students with course selection, career concerns, internships, and other matters.
  • Serve as an advocate for students and engages in activities that help students achieve their goals such as writing letters of recommendations, and/or helping students link with internships, service learning, job shadowing and other forms of networking.
  • Provide support to the program, the school, and the college by attending and engaging in events and meetings and participating fully within the team environment.
  • Continually revises curriculum to improve student learning.
  • Continually improve teaching through professional development activities and the integration of new techniques and technology. This includes the development and implementation of individualized professional development plan.
  • Maintains a commitment to the college mission, vision and values. Comply with college policies, directives, and work rules.
  • Other duties as defined by department, college, or officials.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skill in communicating effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with populations of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. This includes, but is not limited to, knowledge/experience with current educational methods/strategies such as learner-centered instruction, active learning, assessment, evaluation, collaborative techniques, and strategies aimed at closing the achievement gaps across race, gender, class, and disability.
  • Desire and ability to teach courses at both the collegiate transfer and technical/occupational program levels.
  • Ability to communicate complex and difficult concepts and ideas to students with varied backgrounds and levels of preparedness.
  • Ability to learn new and emerging technologies and incorporate them into the classroom and curriculum.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues on course and program promotion, direction and innovation.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Associate's Degree in a health-related field OR Bachelor's Degree in any field.

2. Two (2) years (4,000 hours) of related work experience in the dental field/industry.


1. Graduate of Dental Assistant program from an accredited college preferably within the WTCS.

2. Registered Dental Hygienist

3. Prior teaching experience

4. Proof of immunization or immunity to MMR, TDAP, varicella, hepatitis B, influenza and tuberculosis


  • A completed official Madison College online application
  • A current resume
  • A cover letter detailing qualifications as they relate to the position summary and essential functions
  • Unofficial transcripts

*Failure to include these documents by the due date will RESULT IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF YOUR APPLICATION.

Note: Position finalists will be required to present a teaching demonstration and provide related curriculum materials for the screening committee. Verification of Employment and your official degree transcripts will be required if hired.

If you are experiencing application issues please contact the HR hotline, (608) 246-6900.

Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Madison College will not tolerate racism or harassment of any kind. We will provide an educational environment that preserves the safety and dignity of our students, staff and faculty. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, 1701 Wright St Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-6900

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