Part Time Instructor – Veterinarian Technician Program (POOL)

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 01, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Posting Number: 06001709 Position Title: Part Time Instructor – Veterinarian Technician Program (POOL) Posting Date: 05/01/2020 Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): Open for Academic Year Length of Position: Contracts are on a term-by-term basis Anticipated Start Date:

September 21, 2020

Position Type/Employee Class: Part-Time Instructor FTE: Salary Level: Part Time Instructor Starting Pay Range $616 per load unit (1 LU ~= 1 class credit) Hours per Week: depending on class schedule Work Schedule: depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically Job Summary/Purpose:

To provide instruction or lab instructional support within the veterinarian technician program in accordance with the standards established by the American Veterinary Medical Association. This individual must demonstrate a potential for excellent classroom and lab instruction, including curriculum development and evaluation of student performance in the classroom. This individual will work with the program director or primary class instructor to align coursework with program requirements.

Terms of Employment:

• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE ) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty compensation begins at Step 1 / $595 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Initial assignment will be at the Redmond Campus. May include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:

Direct Teaching
• Provide instruction for veterinary technician students in the lecture and laboratory settings along with full time tenure track faculty members and part-time faculty members.

• Prepare laboratory environments for instruction by assembling necessary resources.

• Clean and maintain instructional lab equipment, and assist in cleanup of laboratory sessions.
• Assist other vet tech faculty with demonstrations, observation, and evaluation of student essential skills performance.

• Remain current in the field of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technician and/or Veterinary Technician Education through a variety of professional activities.

Plan and Design of Courses
• Support department faculty with copying class materials, stapling, and hole-punching; sort papers and/or supplies.

Administrative Duties
• Maintain records of activities undertaken in the laboratory which may include typing forms, inputting data or otherwise retaining information regarding students and their progress in meeting instructional goals.

• Perform other essential job functions as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Thorough knowledge in the field of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technician and/or Veterinary Technician Training and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge.
2. Desire to work with and advocate for all species (large, small, exotics, lab, birds, fish) and a commitment to increase the knowledge base in these species.
3. Clinical experience with both large and small animals.
4. Knowledge and vision of the Certified Veterinary Technician’s role in the veterinary profession.
5. Experience working with Certified Veterinary Technicians in a clinical, research, and/or academic setting.
6. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of adult learners, various audiences and group dynamics.
7. Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructors to observe, direct, and supervise students in laboratory situations.
8. Ability to effectively use Microsoft platform desktop computer and various software including Microsoft Office and Outlook, with potential to learn Blackboard course management system.
9. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.
10. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
11. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
12. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
13. Ability to work with faculty and other COCC staffs at all levels.
14. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.
15. Ability to competently advise and/or serve students from a variety of background, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Work is performed in a classroom and office environment using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. The employee is regularly required use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary telephonic conversations. Must be able to kneel, stoop, crawl, and crouch. Physical movements involve guiding, feeding materials into proper position. Lifting objects vary daily, up to 25lbs. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

It is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any of the classes protected under Federal and State statutes in any education program, activities, or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Current Oregon License Veterinarian or Certified Veterinary Technician by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board (by the time of hire).
2. If not a licensed Veterinarian, must have an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology or Veterinary Technician from an accredited institution and have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam ( VTNE ) and be a credentialed Veterinary Technician.
3. Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a licensed Veterinarian or Certified Veterinary Technician with the handling and management of animals.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Science or Education
2. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited institution and current license as a veterinarian by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board
3. Previous teaching experience at the post-secondary level and current knowledge of educational theory and methodology.
4. Demonstrated ability to work with community Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians
5. Experience in curriculum development at the post-secondary levels.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.

COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

If you have letters of recommendation that are being sent directly to HR, please upload a Word document or PDF stating these documents are being sent to HR. This will act as a placeholder for your required documents and allow you to continue your application process and submit.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  3. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  4. * Do you have a current Veterinarian License or Certified Veterinary Technician License by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board?
    • Veterinarian License
    • Certified Veterinary Technician License
    • No, neither
  5. * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree, additional applicable education, and work experience that when combined you believe is equivalent to the Master’s degree requirement. Please provide a clear statement why you believe this combined education and experience is equivalent to a Master’s degree.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 or DD215 form as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  8. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
  4. License or Certification
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  5. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  6. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  7. US Military DD 214
  8. Other Document 1
  9. Other Document 2
  10. Other Document 3
  11. Other Document 4
  12. Other Document 5
  13. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
  14. Placement File, if applicable

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