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Position

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY-Position updated!


Full-time, 10-Month, Non-tenure track, Grant funded


Starting Date

Fall, 2014


Qualifications

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, licensed to practice in the state of CT or a Veterinary Technician who is certified in the state of CT and holds a Master’s Degree in a related field. Computer literacy and experience with technology as a teaching tool desired. A demonstrated understanding of the mission of the comprehensive community college and its diverse student population is essential.

Norwalk community College is a valued community partner and strives to hire faculty and staff committed to community and civic engagement.




Responsibilities

This is your chance to be part of a unique and exciting opportunity! Help change the way veterinarians practice medicine in the state of CT and in Fairfield County in particular. The program being introduced at Norwalk CC is one of only three in the state of Connecticut, and it is the only one in this part of the state.
As a faculty member, you will still have the flexibility to continue to practice veterinary medicine.
Help change the way veterinarians practice medicine in the state of CT and in Fairfield County in particular. The program being introduced at Norwalk CC is one of only three in the state of Connecticut, and it is the only one in this part of the state.
Norwalk Community College, located in Norwalk, CT, has been approved by the CT Board of Regents to introduce a program in Veterinary Technology. Students who graduate from this program will be prepared to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). When they pass the test they will be certified Veterinary Technicians, and as such they will be a more productive and essential member of the veterinary team in their office.
The US Bureau of Labor predicts that demand for veterinary technicians in the US will increase by 52% through 2020, a higher than average rate of growth. Within the state of CT, the Department of Labor predicts that the demand for veterinary technicians will increase by 35% through 2018, making this field the fastest growing in CT for 2-year degree holders.
There has never before been an opportunity for the current and future employees in our area Veterinary offices to have access to a program that will allow them to become more productive members of their organization, and you can be an integral part of this exciting new venture.
For further information contact Michelle Barber at 203-857-7275, mbarber@norwalk.edu or
Lois Aime at 203-857-7288, laime@norwalk.edu


Under the direction of the Science Department Chairperson, the Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator will teach Veterinary Science with special emphasis on large and small animal surgery courses that require the supervision and services of a licensed Veterinarian. The Incumbent will serve as the Academic Advisor for enrolled students and perform additional responsibilities as required of all faculty members. In addition, perform administrative duties such as, but not limited to, establishing and maintaining field work and laboratory sites; recommending the hiring of, and supervising, part-time faculty in the program; leading efforts to achieve program accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association-Committee On Veterinary Technician Education & Activities; and acting as academic and contractual liaison between the College and local Veterinary hospitals, where clinically-based lab instruction will occur. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an interest in, and an aptitude for, teaching the full range of courses from the introductory through the advanced level. S/he must be committed to adopting innovative instructional approaches along with current instructional techniques; integrating instructional technology. In addition to an assigned teaching schedule, the Coordinator is responsible course development, revising and evaluation curricula, service on college committees and other college and community services responsibilities related to a full-time faculty position. The incumbent is expected to represent the College in a positive manner and work as a team player with colleagues in the department. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Norwalk Community College actively recruits and encourages the hiring of faculty and staff with expertise in and commitment to community engagement.


Minimum Salary

$62,000.00 approximate annual plus excellent state medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.


Application Deadline

March 10, 2014 (No applications will be accepted beyond that date)



Norwalk Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or criminal record.   The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Dr. Robert Baer, Title IX/504 Coordinator, rbaer@norwalk.edu (203) 857-7369 and Fran Apfel, ADA Coordinator, fapfel@norwalk.edu, (203) 857-7192, Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.

 

Norwalk Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, M/F. Protected group members are encouraged to apply.


All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship of eligibility under the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)

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