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Massasoit Community College
  • Position Number: 2980440
  • Location: Brockton, MA
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine

Adjunct Faculty (Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery)

About Massasoit Community College:

We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. Massasoit currently offers 41 associate degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences and 24 certificates. The College also offers non-credit workforce development certificates; corporate training courses; adult basic education; personal enrichment classes; and Early College programs for high school students.

Students of color make up roughly half of all students enrolled and more than half of all Massasoit students are first generation to attend college. More than 900 students graduate from Massasoit with an associate degree or certificate each year.

Brockton, Massachusetts, home of Massasoit's largest campus, prides itself on its diversity of cultures and is home to approximately 95,000 residents. In addition, the college has a campus in Canton, a satellite location in Middleborough, and annually serves students from more than 35 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. Massasoit is one of the largest community colleges in the state.

Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer who is committed to increasing diversity across all levels of the college. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

The Veterinary Technology Program is accepting applications for the following adjunct faculty vacancy for the Fall 2022 semester:

VTSC 240 - Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery

This course provides students with principles and practical experience related to surgical nursing, anesthesia, and analgesia. Topics include: preanesthetic patient evaluation; anesthetic and analgesic drugs; induction and inhalant agents; aseptic preparation of the surgical patient and operating room; anesthetic induction, maintenance, and recovery; patient monitoring; common surgical procedures; anesthetic and surgical complication; and small animal cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Essential Functions
  • Prepare course syllabi that meet all contractual requirements.
  • Schedule classes to meet for the allotted time on every scheduled meeting day during the semester.
  • Employ effective instructional strategies that promote student learning.
  • Ensure the course meets required course outcomes
  • Use appropriate assessment tools to accurately measure student understanding.
  • Monitor email communications from students and the college, and respond in a timely manner.
  • Provide availability outside of class to meet with and assist students.
  • Meet all deadlines for submission of grades, student participation reports, student grievance responses and other administrative documentation.

Additional responsibilities
  • Manage a level of flexibility that holds students accountable, and recognizes the challenging work/school/life balance led by many students at Massasoit.
  • Ensure appropriate training in laboratory safety for laboratory classes.
  • Follow divisional policies to maintain security of laboratory spaces, chemicals and equipment.
  • Work collaboratively with divisional staff.
  • Provide feedback on student progress to advisement and counseling.
  • Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.


Adjunct Faculty are part time instructors hired on an as needed basis. Positions may consist of day, night, or weekend positions and may be in Brockton, Canton, Middleborough, or any other instructional site.

Please note: Positions will be available pending sufficient enrollment. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the academic department.


  • Must be a credentialed veterinary technician or licensed doctor of veterinary medicine
  • Must have expertise in veterinary surgical assisting and anesthesia
  • Must be capable of overseeing hands-on learning while assisting in a live surgery
  • Associate degree or higher
  • Must be knowledgeable in course content
  • Recent work experience related to course content
  • Teaching experience in higher education and/or at the community college level is strongly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body
  • Ability to contribute to a positive and supportive team culture

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

Additional Information:

Position Status: MCCC/MTA position

Semester: Academic Year, Fall 2022

Dates: September 7 - December 23

Hours: Monday/Wednesday; 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Worksite: Canton campus

Salary: $1,291 per credit, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Deadline to Apply: Open until Filled

Application Instructions:

A cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references are required, please apply online.

Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.

Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Ruben Barato, 508-588-9100, x1415, Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 208,, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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