Job Details

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Position Number: 2272706
  • Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine


Instructor, Veterinary Technology


HR EMPLOYMENT/CAREERS
Initial Closing Date: 6/16//21*, but open until filled

*For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Veterinary Technology, Foothill College.

ABOUT THE DISTRICT:
Foothill - De Anza Community College District, composed of two colleges and an education center, is one of the top performing districts in both California and the United States, and one of the largest, ranking seventh in size among the state's 72 districts, serving more than 58,500 students per year and with an operating budget of $180M unrestricted general fund. Consistent with its mission, the District has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and incorporates those values in its policies, procedures, and operations, and in its leadership and service to students and the community. Publicly supported and locally oriented, the District fills an essential role in workforce development, continuing education, and skills preparation to meet the changing demands of the highly diverse surrounding population and business communities. The District's students and more than 2,000 faculty and staff enjoy an unparalleled quality of life in an ideal climate, with physically pristine and fiscally sound campuses that have earned their reputation for academic excellence.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

Foothill College Mission Statement:
Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability. Foothill College offers associate degrees and certificates in multiple disciplines, and a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:
Under the direction of the Dean of Biological and Health Sciences, the primary role of the fulltime Veterinary Technology Instructor is to teach veterinary technology students on various subjects in lecture and laboratory settings. These veterinary technicians in training must learn both didactic and skills-based information, with an emphasis on critical thinking and clinical application of knowledge. Responsibilities will include formal lectures, demonstration, laboratory instruction, and teaching and evaluating skills as required by the AVMA. The program philosophy is one of collaboration among faculty to teach critical thinking skills in students using multiple modalities in teaching. The program has an animal colony, a clinical laboratory, surgical suite, radiology suite with digital x-ray, dental x-ray, and ultrasound. The ideal candidate will be able to transfer veterinary clinical experience to the classroom and help students understand the underlying reasons for their training. The successful applicant will be called upon to use their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm for veterinary medicine in teaching a wide range of subjects: small animal medicine, anesthesia and surgery, clinical pathology, radiology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, laboratory animal medicine, and large animal medicine among other required subjects. The ideal full-time instructor will be experienced in performing small animal surgery and interested in helping to develop the next generation of veterinary nurses.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also can serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities. In Veterinary Technology there are additional program needs in terms of caring for program animals, participating in program specific committees (Advisory Board, IACUC), maintaining inventory for laboratory classes and animal care, and evaluating our students for their clinical skills as required by our accrediting body. We are looking for a dynamic educator who is sensitive to students' different learning styles and educational needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Graduate of an A.V.M.A accredited veterinary technology program AND a valid California State license as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).
  3. Any bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of professional experience, OR any associate degree AND six (6) years of professional experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. DVM preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:
  1. Indoor, office environment.
  2. Outdoor, with small and large animals.
  3. Indoor, small animal hospital environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

APPLICATION PACKET:
  1. A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all relevant work experience, research, and formal education and training, including relevant graduate coursework.

Please be sure your application includes all of the above materials before you submit it. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you must submit the Request for Equivalency form and supporting documentation. This form must be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

HIRING RANGE: Annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience. For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to: http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/2019-2020%20Faculty%20Salary%20Schedules.pdf

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html. In addition, the District is a participating member of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the successful applicant would be a member of the Faculty Association (FA). The current Faculty/District Agreement can be found online at: https://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/19-22%20FA%20Agreement_FINAL.pdf.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year
STARTING DATE: Fall 2021

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217
Email: employment@fhda.edu
http://hr.fhda.edu/



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