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Instructor, Veterinary Technology

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2022

Instructor, Veterinary Technology

Initial Review Date: 01/31/2023*

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor/Program Director, Foothill College.

The Foothill - De Anza Community College District does not have a remote work policy. All employees are expected to be available to work in person and on-site per the requirement of the department.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

Foothill College Mission Statement:

Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability.

These core values are essential to authentic and sustainable institutional equity at Foothill College. Institutional equity is embedded not only in the college's Educational Master Plan and Strategic Vision for Equity but in its planning, hiring and evaluative processes.


Under the direction of the Dean of Health Sciences and Horticulture, the primary role of the fulltime Veterinary Technology Instructor is to teach veterinary technology students on various subjects in lecture and laboratory settings. These veterinary technicians in training must learn both didactic and skills-based information, with an emphasis on critical thinking and clinical application of knowledge. Responsibilities will include demonstrating competency and comfortability teaching lecture and hands-on lab courses with live animals which may include but are not limited to: anatomy and physiology, radiology, beginning and advanced nursing skills, anesthesia and surgery, large animal skills, pharmacology, emergency medicine, animal behavior, and other topics. Please refer to the course curriculum for a full list of courses and descriptions: The program emphasizes low stress handling and fear-free methods in all animals. The ideal candidate will have the ability to implement multiple active learning strategies.and the ability to positively interact with a diverse student population using a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens. Anability to bring real world experiences and techniques into the classroom is expected. The program philosophy is one of collaboration among faculty to teach critical thinking skills in students using multiple modalities in teaching. The program has an animal colony including large and small animals, a clinical laboratory, surgical suite, and a radiology suite with digital x-ray, dental x-ray, and ultrasound. The ideal candidate will be able to transfer veterinary clinical experience to the classroom and help students understand the underlying reasons for their training. The ideal full-time instructor will be experienced in performing or participating in small animal surgery and dentistry and interested in helping to develop the next generation of veterinary nurses.

Additional non-teaching responsibilities will include some participation in the following activities:
  • Animal care

Overseeing care of program animals including but not limited to evaluation of program animals, overseeing day to day husbandry of the program animals as well as the students who are caring for the program animals.
  • Student essential skills

Overseeing essential skills assessments. The AVMA-CVTEA, our accreditor, requires that each student demonstrate competency in over 100 essential skills.
  • Facility oversight

Overseeing program animal housing. Managing routine maintenance for essential equipment, maintaining inventory for laboratory classes and animal care
  • Participating in program specific committees and regulatory compliance (Advisory Board, IACUC, USDA, CVTEA, California VMB)

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also can serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities and outreach. We are looking for a dynamic educator who is sensitive to students' different learning styles and educational needs.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program AND a valid California State license as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) or valid California State license as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Medical Doctor (DVM or VMD).
  3. Minimum 6 years of in-clinic experience ending within the past two years.

  1. DVM or RVT


  • Indoor, office environment.

  • Physical Abilities:

    (Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  • Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  • A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

  • If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

    Applicants will be REQUIRED to submit transcripts for salary placement purposes. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense.

    If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

    Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

    HIRING RANGE: $73,799.00 - $121,204.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

    For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

    Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

    For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year

    STARTING DATE: Summer 2023

    Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

    The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

    The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

    For more information about our application process contact:

    Employment Services

    Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    12345 El Monte Road

    Los Altos Hills, California 94022

    (650) 949-6217


    This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

    To apply, visit


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