College of Western Idaho Certified Dental Assisting Adjunct Faculty Pool in Boise, Idaho

FLSA STATUS: *Non-Exempt, Hourly *

*DEPARTMENT: *Certified Dental Assisting Program

*RESPONSIBLE TO: *Assistant Dean, Health Professions

POSITION TYPE: Part-Time Non-Benefitted


The part-time adjunct faculty pools are for applicants who are interested in teaching in the future as an adjunct (part-time) instructor. The adjunct faculty pools are always open and accepting applications; however, this does not mean that we have an immediate opening. Review of adjunct faculty pool applications occurs when needs are identified in a given department and candidates will be contacted if the hiring committee would like to invite the candidate for an interview.

At this time, we are only able to employ those who reside in, or will relocate to, the State of Idaho. Relocation costs are not covered. Computer and internet access must be provided by candidate.


The primary role of this position is instruct student in dental materials.

This position does require the candidate to have taken a course in education methodology and will involve teaching.


  • Create an engaging and safe learning environment for students while teaching dental materials. These skills include but are not limited to:
  • Mixing alginate impression material
  • Mixing Gypsum products
  • Pouring up impression with plaster and stone
  • Trimming stone and plaster models
  • Mixing cements
  • Placement of Tofflemire and matrix bands
  • Placement of the Rubber Dam
  • Preparing the anesthetic syringe
  • Taking vitals


  • Other duties as assigned


  • Certified in CPR and First Aid
  • Current CDA certification
  • Assisted in the dental profession for 1 year
  • Completed a course in education methodology


The attributes listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to be successful in this position.

  • Ability to take direction well
  • Ability to effectively communicate to students and Instructors
  • Knowledge of dental assisting procedures, processes, and materials
  • Knowledge and ability to effectively work within a teaching environment


The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually working indoors, which means exposure to heating or air conditioning. There may be some outdoor exposure when transferring between locations. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet, but varies based upon activity.

Tracking Code: 338-801

Salary Range: DOE