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Clinical Instructor & Assistant Director, New Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology Program

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The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants to apply for the position of Clinical Instructor and Assistant Director of its new Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology program. The incumbent will be responsible for working directly with the faculty Director (DVM) to assist in the development and implementation of a new four-year Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology degree program. The Assistant Director will share the responsibilities with the Director for daily operational planning, oversight and assessment of the program, to include hiring and training instructors and faculty, serving as an integral member of the program leadership team, playing a central role in the AVMA CVTEA program accreditation process, and teaching within the curriculum.

Typical Responsibilities:

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

· Assist the Director with recruiting, hiring, and developing full-time and part-time instructors to support delivery of the curriculum.

· Assist the Director in ongoing efforts to monitor and evaluate measures of student success, to include retention, performance outcomes, graduation and employment.

· Work collaboratively to develop student support programs.

· Oversee high-quality academic advisement provided to students.

· Assist the Director to ensure that the program meets AVMA CVTEA requirements as well as institutional accreditation standards.

· Serve as the faculty liaison/advisor for SCNAVTA (Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America).

· Serve on other college and institute/university committees relevant to position, interdepartmental collaboration and strategic planning.

· Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure consistency in delivery of educational content amongst faculty in the Veterinary Technology Program.

· Consult with campus academic and administrative departments as needed.

· Develop remedial program offerings as needed.

· Work with Academic and Student Affairs and other relevant units to collaboratively engage all stakeholders and maintain communication channels.

CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP

· Assist the program leadership team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the four-year curriculum, to include curriculum mapping to the AVMA CVTEA Essential Skills and the AAVMC Competency-Based Veterinary Nursing Education Framework.

MISCELLANEOUS

· Teach in the pre-clinical curriculum as required, based on experience and expertise.

· Assist instructors and others in the development, implementation, and assessment of clinical skills acquisition throughout the pre-clinical and clinical curriculum.

· Serve as a subject matter expert in veterinary technology/veterinary nursing.

· Ability to foster a robust network within the veterinary medical community.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

· Must be a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) CVTEA- accredited program with an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology

· Must have a Master's degree in Teaching, Education, Leadership, Management, Biomedical Sciences, or related field

· Minimum ten (10) years of occupational (i.e., practical) experience within the veterinary field

· Current Licensure as a Veterinary Technician or ability to become licensed within the State of TN

Desired Competencies:

· Expert knowledge of Veterinary Medical Technology/ Veterinary Nursing

· Ability to effectively problem-solve

· Ability to develop and implement programs, protocols, and policies

· Ability to work on-site with occasional travel, as needed

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Established ability to develop internal and external partnerships with a variety of groups

· Strong analytical skills

· Excellent computer skills and project management skills

· Familiarity with learning management systems

· Professional presentation skills

· Strong level of understanding of AVMA CVTEA Accreditation requirements

· Strong level of expertise in contemporary opportunities and challenges in the field of veterinary medicine and veterinary technology education

Preferred Qualifications:

· Minimum of 5 years of veterinary education experience with both DVM and Veterinary Technology students

· Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) Credential

Application Instructions

For consideration, please apply and include: 1) letter of intent, including professional interests and goals, 2) current curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information (including email addresses) of three professional references.

Informal inquiries are welcome and may be directed to:

Dr. Virginia Corrigan , DVM, MPH, DABVP (Canine/Feline)

Director, Veterinary Technology

Clinical Associate Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

UT Institute of Agriculture

2407 River Drive

Knoxville, TN 37996-4550

vkiefer@utk.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Requests for accommodations of a disability should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Accessibility, 1840 Melrose Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3560 or eoa@utk.edu or (865)974-2498. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Investigation & Resolution 216 Business Incubator Building 2450 EJ. Chapman Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 or (865)974-0717 or investigations@utk.edu .

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