The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions:
Unity Environmental University created the Technical Institute for
Environmental Professions because many entry-level jobs are going
unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers. Those who do possess the
skills and education are burdened with excessive debt. So, we built
an alternative to costly degree programs by offering short-term
credentials such as certificates and Associate degrees all at a
lower cost. These programs offer quicker and less expensive
entryways into the workforce for first-time employment, career
changers, and individuals looking to upskill. Short-term programs
can also serve as stepping-stones to more advanced and technical
opportunities. By narrowing our focus, this new institute will
deliver the specialized training that leads to well-paying jobs in
About Unity Environmental University:
For more than fifty years, Unity Environmental University has been
preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and
leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. With
environmentally focused degrees, Unity Environmental University
offers affordable and accessible Associate degrees, Baccalaureate
degrees, Masters degrees, certificates, and non-degree courses
through a variety of modalities including hybrid, in-person,
hyflex, and online.
We are dedicated to delivering quality education and experiences
that produce outstanding environmentally competent professionals
and inspire individuals from all walks of life to steward
In this role, the Instructor for the Veterinary Technology program
performs all professional duties including, but not limited to,
curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, lab supervision,
student advising, teaching, and clinical outreach. The Instructor
is responsible for collaborating with the Director of the
Veterinary Technology Program to ensure proper clinical placement
while meeting all program requirements. In addition, the Instructor
will work with the Learner Success Coordinators to ensure that the
student is making satisfactory progress throughout the
The Instructor will fulfill the following
- Work with the Director of Vet Tech Program to ensure program
strategy, program competencies, goals, essential skills, and
- Aid with the implementation of this new program.
- Support with building the processes to conduct a comprehensive
and systematic program assessment and review in alignment with the
College-wide assessment system.
- Work with clinical partners on ensuring clinicals competencies
are met In collaboration with the Program Director assess and
determine current and anticipated needs for all required equipment,
instructional resources and supplies, library, and technology
- Work with program director in updating and maintaining lab
protocols as necessary
- Maintain communication with the Director of the Vet Tech
The Curriculum and Instructional Duties of the TIEP Faculty
Veterinarian of Vet Tech Program include but are not limited
- Teach course(s) in area of expertise.
- Work with the Director of Vet Tech Program, the Dean of TIEP,
and instructional designers to develop course philosophy,
objectives, templates, master syllabi, and evaluation and
assessment methods for the curriculum.
- Gather and maintain data on the course and program specific
- In collaboration with the program director review and assist
with the selection of all applicable instructional resources
(textbooks, online resources, and instructional materials).
- Associate or bachelors degree from an American Veterinary
Medical Association accredited program or currently credentialed as
a veterinary technician, or as a licensed veterinarian.
- Three - five years field experience.
- Proven track record in building out new program(s) in higher-ed
or at a non-profit.
- Ability to function effectively within a matrix organizational
structure, maintaining open lines of communication while being
discreet, courteous and well poised.
- Ability and willingness to work with students from diverse
political/socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of physical
and academic abilities.
Work Schedule / Availability Requirements:
- Higher education leadership experience.
- Teaching experience.
Work hours are specific to the requirements of this position and
can include days, evenings, and weekends. Working extended hours
required as needed. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling
responsibilities and meeting the Colleges needs. Although Unity
Environmental University employees are generally scheduled to work
at their specifically assigned locations, there are times when
travel is necessary and employees are required from time to time to
attend events, meetings or work temporary assignment at any Unity
Environmental University location.
While performing the duties of this job, it is regularly required
to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to
stand or walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up
to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception,
and the ability to adjust focus. The use of either hand for
repetitive movements such as grasping, grasping and turning, and
fine manipulation is required as is the ability to use the
telephone for internal and external communications.
Location: Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Maine
Just a half hour from Portland, Unity Environmental University
Headquarters, Unity Environmental University Distance Education,
The Technical School for Environmental Professions (opening in
2022), and the School of Environmental Business & Sustainable
Ventures are based at the Pineland Farms campus. The facilities are
within easy access to one of the fastest-growing cities for
startups in the country.
Unity Environmental University offers a comprehensive and
competitive compensation and benefits package for its faculty and
staff. Benefits for eligible employees include:
- Paid holidays
- Paid time off
- Short- and Long-term disability
- Life Insurance
- Flexible work benefit eligible