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Instructor, Dental Assisting Program

Instructor, Dental Assisting Program

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Full-time Temporary
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SAIT Academic Faculty Association
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School of Health & Public Safety
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Instructor, Dental Assisting Program

School of Health and Public Safety



At the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), we are the shapers. The makers. The originals, driven by a passion for excellence and impact. We are a global leader in applied education, an Alberta Top Employer and a destination workplace for people empowered to make a difference in the lives of students. We offer action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with partners from around the world. With a newly launched brand and ongoing celebrations marking 100 years of educating skilled workers, now is an exciting time to join this one-of-a-kind place…SAIT.


The School of Health and Public Safety at SAIT prepares students for the work demands of the healthcare sector across Alberta, Canada and abroad. We offer specialized training in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, professional assistant programs, information management and training for wellness professionals. Our instructors and staff are a dynamic and motivated team of professionals committed to the success of our students and the promise of an industry-ready education.


We are currently looking for an experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) interested in a rewarding career in education. If you have outstanding clinical and instructional expertise, and are enthusiastic about the theoretical and clinical training of Dental Assisting students, apply today and help prepare the next generation.


This is temporary full time position ending on or around June 30, 2018 with potential to extend.


  • Provide a high quality of education for students
  • Support students and preceptors in the clinical setting
  • Evaluate student progress through assignments, exams, labs, and practicum competencies
  • Prepare and deliver lectures and lab demonstrations to students enrolled in the program
  • Facilitate student achievement through mentorship
  • Update course outlines and modules for theory and laboratory classes
  • Contribute in a positive way to maintain a "team environment"
  • Promote professionalism and coach students
  • Provide feedback for continuous program involvement
  • Participate in program and department meetings
  • Promote and support SAIT’s and the School’s mission statements and academic plans
  • Remain current in the field
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must be registered RDH with at least 4 years of recent clinical experience and full scope of practice.
  • Registered with the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta and have a current CPR certification.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and thrive in a team environment.
  • Proficient MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, the internet)
  • Previous teaching experience is an asset as are additional educational qualifications.
  • Must have a flexible schedule to accommodate the student’s timetable.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check and record of immunizations.


Why Work at SAIT:

Enjoy a stimulating work environment, a beautiful campus overlooking downtown Calgary and a great benefits package including: comprehensive health and dental coverage, a defined benefit pension plan, professional development programs, generous paid time off, free access to our Wellness Centre, transit subsidies and more.


Our Training and Support Plan:
We have a department devoted to training new instructors and they will help you feel comfortable by offering:
• A two-week intensive training program in your first year
• Opportunities for teaching workshops throughout the year
• In-class evaluators to give you constructive feedback
• Mentorship programs to pair you with an experienced fellow instructor


Vacation for Instructors:
Looking for a work-life balance? Instructors at SAIT earn 43 days of paid vacation per year (approximately 8 weeks per year). In addition, employees at SAIT also receive paid time off during the break between Christmas and New Year’s Day.


To Apply:

Please continue with the online application process through the SAIT careers website or Online applications are strongly preferred.


Closing Date & Time: open until suitable candidate filled


If you have any questions about the role please contact Please do not apply to this email address; all applications should be made through our online system.



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