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Teaching Faculty - Veterinary Technology (9-month) - Full Time

Blue Ridge Community College
Virginia, United States
$50,000.00 - $85,000.00
Posted Date
Apr 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1967, Blue Ridge Community College has served the residents of the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for over 50 years. Its comprehensive program of instruction includes associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in occupational/technical and college/university transfer programs. The College also provides non-credit workforce training and special interest classes for individuals, business, and industry.


Blue Ridge Community College invites applications from veterinarians or licensed veterinary technologists for a full-time, 9-month faculty teaching position in Veterinary Technology in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent degree) or Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and hold a veterinary or LVT license (or be eligible for licensure) in the state of Virginia.


The position primarily involves teaching (traditional classroom/laboratory instruction and online delivery) in one of the premier, accredited veterinary technology programs in the country.

The position also involves providing veterinary care, both medical and surgical, to animals used in the program, supervising students in laboratory and clinical settings, and engaging in broader college wide activities.


Program facilities are well equipped for all aspects of veterinary technology instruction in delivering a broad array of courses. The program benefits from strong college administration and community support. Additionally, support and mentoring are provided by a large team of experienced, talented veterinarians, and skilled veterinary technicians currently on staff.

Position will include teaching (traditional classroom, labs, and online delivery) with a focus on strong pedagogical approach and quality student learning assessment.


Position includes delivering multiple courses across the curriculum, providing veterinary care to program animals, and supervising students in labs and clinics.

Expectations include participation in institutional contributions such as service and leadership on college committees, academic advising, and mentoring adjunct faculty within the discipline.

Candidate will also participate in scholarly engagement and professional development activities and community service to both BRCC and the local service region



Teaching: Responsible for creating a learning environment that facilitates students’ acquisition of knowledge and skills in a discipline and/or program. Teaching encompasses the following four components:

  • Instructional Design: utilize and distribute established course syllabus using Syllabus Builder as found in the college’s i-INCURR; participate in the textbook selection process and/or learning resources; design and implement assessment strategies that effectively measure student achievement of established course learning outcomes.
  • Instructional Delivery: align course activities with student learning outcomes for the course; employ a variety of active learning strategies to foster student engagement; employ appropriate technology and supporting materials that support course and/or program learning outcomes; and provide students with prompt and meaningful feedback on course activities and assignments, communicating with students in a timely and respectful manner.
  • Instructional Effectiveness: deliver instruction so as to align with stated learning outcomes; adhere to college policies and procedures for participation in student surveys of instruction; conduct meaningful and timely assessments of student learning, including at least one assessment within the first two weeks of class; and analyze the previous semester’s student ratings of instruction and develop and implement appropriate action plans as necessary.
  • Instructional Expertise: maintain currency in the assigned teaching discipline(s), methods of teaching, learning, and/or instructional technology.


Scholarly and Creative Engagement: Participate in activities specifically associated with the faculty member’s teaching discipline(s) through conferences, workshops, academic coursework, scholarly research and publications, and grant activity


Institutional Responsibility: Fulfill institutional responsibilities including, but not limited to the following: participate in the college’s development and evaluation plan for full-time teaching faculty; publish and hold office hours; serve as an academic advisor; participate in required department, pathway, committee, and college meetings; keep accurate student attendance reports/records; submit grades in a timely manner according to established college calendars/guidelines; adhere to college and VCCS policies; actively participate in one’s peer teaching community at the college; perform assigned duties; and maintain a collegial working relationship with faculty, staff and administrators at the college


Service: Quality participation and commitment to students, the college, and/or community organizations. Service activities are divided into three categories:

  • College representation where there is a direct connection between the faculty member who engages in the specific activity and his/her position at the college.
  • College citizenship where the activities are in support of the college or VCCS initiatives wherein the faculty member is a member of a committee but not in a leadership role.
  • Community citizenship where participation by the faculty member is part of the person’s involvement in the community as a citizen who happens to be a college employee.


KSA's/Required Qualifications         

  • Associate degree in Veterinary Technology or Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • Current, active license to practice as a licensed technician or veterinarian in the state of Virginia (or eligibility for licensure) or more years of relevant clinical experience
  • Strong lab techniques and small animal clinical skills
  • Commitment to applications of instructional technology and an enthusiasm for the community college mission and environment


Preferred Qualifications   

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Community college or university teaching experience
  • Familiarity with CVTEA/AVMA accreditation



Special Instructions to Applicants  

Applications will ONLY be accepted online. Cover Letter, Resume and Transcripts (official or unofficial) must be attached to online application. Incomplete online applications, or other materials submitted via e-mail, postal mail, fax, or in-person, will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; evaluation of candidates will begin May 6, 2022. For additional assistance, call (540) 453-2371 or (540) 453-2597; VA Relay (7-1-1).


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Additional Information     

Full-Time 9-Month, 24-pay Teaching Faculty with full state benefits; The selected candidate will be subject to a full background check as a condition of employment. BRCC is an equal opportunity employer. Position is Open Until Filled; Evaluation of candidates will begin May 6, 2022. Auxiliary aids & services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


The anticipated start date for the position is August 16th, 2022.


The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:                


The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.


The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.


VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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