Job Title: Technical Instructor Veterinary Technology Department: WCCC Position No. F00310 Employment Type: Faculty Salary: 40,000.00 - 45,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.
Application: Submit a cover letter along with a resume or CV, Cover letter, resume, references statement of teaching and research interests, three letters of recommendation and a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (If your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact this information before uploading the documents. Official transcripts will be required upon hire). Letters of recommendation submitted on behalf of the applicant must be sent to CMUJobs@coloradomesa.edu. (Please note the applicant's name in the subject line)
Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 11/6/2020.
SUMMARY: The instructor, reporting to the Veterinary Technology Program Director, is responsible for teaching Veterinary Technology curriculum. The instructor is also responsible for class and equipment maintenance, as well as ordering supplies as needed. This is a full time, faculty appointment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. 1. Teach and advise students in the Veterinary Technology program 2. Create an effective learning environment for students while using appropriate resources, technology, and pedagogy in the delivery of courses 3. Assist in recruiting and retention of students 4. Responsible for instruction to follow approved curriculum and to achieve course student learning outcomes 5. Evaluate student performance in coursework and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs 6. Maintain student grades and attendance 7. Order supplies and maintain equipment as needed 8. Monitor lab competencies and confirm skill levels 9. Perform all responsibilities and instructional duties in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations regarding the practice of veterinary medicine, as well as WCCC/CMU policies and procedures 10. Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, field trips, and veterinary clinic/hospital student schedules 11. Maintain good working relations with all clinical affiliates 12. Suggest curricular modifications as required by business, industry, and accrediting body 13. Attend advisory committee meetings 14. Promote a positive collegiate atmosphere 15. Maintain necessary professional and educational credentials, clinical skills, and currency appropriate to teaching assignments; obtain CTE credential within 6 months of employment 16. Participate in veterinary professional development activities that facilitate professional expertise in the areas of teaching and maintenance of clinical competence 17. Participate in local, state, or national veterinary professional associations To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: REQUIRED: 1. Must be a credentialed Veterinary Technician who is a graduate of an AVMA CVTEA accredited program. 2. Minimum of 4000 hours (approximately 2 years' full time) related professional work experience in the field of veterinary medicine; hands-on experience working with live animals in a variety of species within the past 7 years 3. Strong written and verbal communication skills 4. Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills
PREFERRED: 1. Bachelor's Degree in related field 2. Registered with the Colorado Association of Certificated Veterinary Technicians (CACVT) 3. Training or teaching experience in related field, either in a work training environment or in an educational environment
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position may supervise work-study students.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily; the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Strong written and verbal communications skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from faculty, staff, administration, regulatory agencies, and/or community members. Ability to effectively present information.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical concepts of arithmetic and algebra, along with the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical problems.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to define problems, collect information, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to comprehend and interpret rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is also frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach. The employee occasionally may be required to lift up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near acuity, depth perception and peripheral vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work 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 functions. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to loud.
Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.
Colorado Mesa University Attn: Human Resources Office 1100 North Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501 970.248.1820
Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master's, bachelor's, associate and certificate levels.
At Colorado Mesa, we take great pride in providing educational opportunities and tools that help students succeed in today's complex and interconnected world. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.