Assistant Professor of Veterinary Technology Systemes

Curtis, NE, 69025 | 08/09/2018 | Ad id: 1-0000288727

Assistant Professor Position in Veterinary Technology Systems NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF TECHNICAL AGRICULTURE - CURTIS, NE - with DVM degree required for a Veterinary Technology faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting January 2, 2019. Core Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and teach courses within the Veterinary Technology Systems Division. Working as a member of a departmental team, educate and support students who will possess the skills necessary to pass the AVMA veterinary technician licensure exam upon graduation. Responsibilities include the development and updating of course syllabi, lesson plans, laboratory manuals, power point presentations, and course materials for both lecture and laboratory formats utilizing new technologies. Plan, develop, teach, and follow-up with students and instructors of Vet Tech short courses, continuing education, dual credit enrollment, and on-line courses using Canvas LMS technology as applicable. Assist with student academic advising and student management within the division. Maintain student progress and evaluation records on the Canvas system. Assess instructional supply needs for own instructional areas. Assist in carrying out college policies as developed by the college administration. Assist with recruiting and publicity, including tours of the college for prospective students, parents and visitors. Assist with internship experience coordination and visitations. Assist with advising, supervision, guidance, and fund-raising for extra-curricular student activities and student organizations. Improve student learning outcomes by following this process: a) work with your advisory council, division chair, and other professionals to identify appropriate program and course level student learning outcomes, b) list appropriate learning outcomes in every course syllabus, c) assess student learning outcomes in every course, d) use the results of assessment of student learning outcomes to improve learning in subsequent semesters, and e) report the results of your engagement in this process. Other duties as assigned, such as participating in shared governance by serving on college-wide committees. Additional Specialized Position Duties: Oversee health care of Veterinary Technology animals including weekend, holiday and emergency care. Maintain Nebraska license in Veterinary Medicine by attending appropriate continuing education courses. Through in-service activities, maintain proficiency and develop new skills in veterinary medicine, animal health and care. Liaison with veterinarians and technicians through association meetings, advisory meetings and internship visits. Attend Veterinary Technology faculty and staff meetings. Minimum Qualifications: Possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA accredited professional program in Veterinary Medicine; be a Nebraska licensed veterinarian or able to obtain licensure within six months of hire; three years of recent mixed animal, predominately large private practice experience in Veterinary Medicine. Preferred Qualifications: Two years of recent teaching experience; membership in the Nebraska Veterinary Medicine Association and/or American Veterinary Medical Association; recruiting and fundraising experience; previous experience sponsoring student activities and/or clubs and organizations. College Description: NCTA is a two-year, open admissions unit of the University of Nebraska with programs in agriculture and veterinary technology. The college has received significant national recognition for the quality of its academic programs and the success of its graduates, including recent selection by Forbes magazine as one of the top 30 trade schools in the United States. The veterinary technology program has been accredited by the AVMA for more than 40 years and was one of the first accredited programs in the United States. Veterinary Technology facilities include a clinic, a surgery suite, four x-ray rooms, anesthesiology facilities, a necropsy laboratory, a clinical pathology laboratory, a teaching amphitheater, and associated facilities. Animal holding facilities include a kennel, a cat colony, an aviary, multiple facilities for exotics and small mammals, and facilities for horses and agricultural livestock. As a college within the University of Nebraska system, NCTA faculty enjoy generous system benefits, including a tuition waiver for 15 credits per year for employees or dependents attending any system university. NCTA faculty are eligible for promotion, with appropriate raises, through traditional academic ranks. As an institution, NCTA does not award tenure. NCTA works closely with our system land grant university, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, located 3 1/2 hours to the east. NCTA is located in rural western Nebraska, in the bucolic town of Curtis with a population of approximately 900. The town is 45 minutes south of North Platte, approximately 4 1/2 hours east of Denver and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, and 4 1/2 hours west of Omaha. Characteristic of the rural Great Plains ecosystem, the area is largely composed of irrigated row crop farms, cattle ranches and wildlife habitat. Applicant review begins Sept. 4, 2018 and continues until a suitable candidate is identifed or the search is closed. To apply, go to UNL Employment website: and search for requisition F_180097. Click "Apply for this Job" and complete the faculty form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references, including phone numbers and email addresses. The University of Nebraska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, which seeks and encourages expression of interest from minorities and groups traditionally under represented.