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, 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 8/11/2019.
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. ? Teach and advise students in the Veterinary Technology program ? Create an effective learning environment for students while using appropriate resources, technology, and pedagogy in the delivery of courses ? Assist in recruiting and retention of students ? Responsible for instruction to follow approved curriculum and to achieve course student learning outcomes ? Evaluate student performance in coursework and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs ? Maintain student grades and attendance ? Order supplies and maintain equipment as needed ? Monitor lab competencies and confirm skill levels ? 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 ? Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, field trips, and veterinary clinic/hospital student schedules ? Maintain good working relations with all clinical affiliates ? Develop and maintain program advisory committee (2 meetings a year) ? Review and update program curriculum as required by business, industry and in accordance with HLC college curriculum requirements ? Review and update course and program assessments ? Promote a positive collegiate atmosphere ? Maintain necessary professional and educational credentials, clinical skills, and currency appropriate to teaching assignments; obtain CTE credential within 6 months of employment ? Participate in veterinary professional development activities that facilitate professional expertise in the areas of teaching and maintenance of clinical competence ? Participate in local, state, or national veterinary professional associations ? Assist with open houses and orientation ? Maintain intent to graduate forms ? Maintain and manage program budget
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position reports to the Veterinary Technology Program Director. This position may supervise work-study students.
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: ? Veterinary Technology/Technician Associate's degree (or higher);credentialed veterinary technician who must be a graduate of an AVMA CVTEA or CVMA-accredited program ? At least 3 years of 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 5 years ? Documented experience in teaching adults ? Must possess or be eligible to receive a Career and Technical Education Credential within six months of employment (approximately 40 hours' classroom time) ? Strong written and verbal communication skills ? Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills ? Must have a strong interest in and commitment to the highest quality laboratory-based teaching, be responsive to changing industry expectations, and support strong industry/community relations
PREFERRED: ? Previous academic appointment or experience teaching at the college level ? Bachelor's degree
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.