Assistant Professor – Veterinary Technology
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) in Curtis, NE, is seeking candidates for a 9-month, 100% teaching Instructor position in the Veterinary Technology department. Opportunities exist for additional summer funding through summer course instruction.
The Assistant Professor will develop and teach courses within the Veterinary Technology Systems Department, working as a member of a departmental team, to 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. This position will plan, develop, teach, and follow up with students and instructors of Vet Tech short courses, continuing education, dual credit enrollment, and online courses using Canvas LMS technology, as applicable. This position will coordinate internship visits for students; assist in the care of the veterinary technology animals and the D. Walter Long Veterinary Technology Teaching clinic to include weekend, holiday and emergency care; and will assist with academic advising, recruiting, committee assignments, student organizations, and other departmental and college activities.
Applicants must maintain Nebraska license in Veterinary Medicine by attending appropriate continuing education courses. Through in-service activities, this position must development new skills and maintain proficiency in veterinary medicine, animal health, and animal care. This position will serve as a liaison with veterinarians and technicians through association meetings, advisory meetings, and internship visits. They will attend Veterinary Technology faculty and staff meetings.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.
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 campus. NCTA faculty are eligible for promotion, with appropriate raises, through traditional academic ranks. As an institution, NCTA does not award tenure. NCTA faculty work closely with our system land grant university, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, located 3 ½ hours to the east.
NCTA is located in rural western Nebraska, in the town of Curtis with a population of approximately 900. The town is 45 minutes south of North Platte, approximately 4 ½ hours east of Denver and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, and 4 ½ hours west of Omaha.
- 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 private practice experience in a companion animal or mixed animal clinic.
- Two years of recent teaching experience;
- Experience with small and exotic animals;
- 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.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Applicants must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210082. Click “Apply for this Job” and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
• Cover Letter
• List of three professional references
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.