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Genesee Community College Assistant Professor of Veterinary Technology (Fall 2024) in Batavia, New York

Location: Batavia, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Nov 27 2023 Job Description:

ABOUT THE POSITION & VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY AT GCC:

Genesee Community College is seeking a veterinarian to join our faculty. We are interested in candidates with the ability to foster an excitement for learning while teaching skills to Veterinary Technology students.

As a program within the Division of Math, Science and Career Education the Veterinary Technology program is aligned with our competitive health care programs. This program enrolls around 50 students annually. The low student to teacher ratio provides for a highly personal teaching and learning experience.

Our faculty enjoy an obligation of nine months per year (168 days), which leaves plenty of time for those seeking to teach and serve in private practice. By joining the faculty at GCC you will be eligible to join the NY State Retirement System. We offer generous paid time off, with several paid holidays per year, and sick time, including time to use for family illnesses. You may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Professional activity days at the beginning of each semester allow you to develop professionally and provides time to complete prep work, prior to the start of classes.

Our graduates earn an Associate's in Applied Science and go on to work in private practice, zoo and wildlife medicine, diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical and research labs, farm industries and many others. As of 2023 the three-year pass percentage rate of the VTNE is 86%. Our program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. We show a commitment to our community by providing free of charge veterinary care to local animal shelters and animal rescue groups. Our state-of-the-art surgery and dental lab includes up to date patient support and monitoring devices.

Genesee Community College is located in Batavia, NY. We are a rural campus with proximity to the Buffalo and Rochester metro areas, providing access to a multitude of entertainment options including the arts, sports and numerous outdoor activities. The western NY area offers a substantially lower cost of living than other areas of the country.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:

Teach courses in veterinary technology such as principles of small and large animal medicine, surgical nursing and anesthesia, veterinary radiology and dentistry, and pathology. Provide leadership in the development, review, assessment, and maintenance of the veterinary technology curricula and laboratory facilities. Assist in recruitment, retention, and graduation of students and in other college and departmental efforts.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teach courses such as principles of veterinary science technology, small and large animal medicine, surgical nursing and anesthesia, veterinary radiology and dentistry, and pathology at the Batavia campus, our campus centers, in our concurrent enrollment programs and/or in a distant learning format as needed. Be familiar with computer applications and a variety of teaching strategies and alternative modes of instruction.

Work with all relevant regulatory and accrediting agencies, including NYS BNE, USDA; be able to obtain a DEA license to handle controlled substances for animal care.

Serve as main liaison with the IACUC committee, mostly as related to animal protocols.

Along with other faculty, provide leadership in the review, development, assessment, and maintenance of quality veterinary technology curricula and lab facilities which includes the mentoring of adjunct faculty.

Assist in recruitment, retention, advisement and graduation of veterinary technology students.

Provide leadership in maintaining safe, efficient, and modern veterinary technology labs.

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Background

Doctorate in veterinary medicine and possession of an active NYS Veterinarian license, prior to the start of fall classes, required (https://www.op.nysed.gov/professions/veterinarian/license-requirements).

Experience

Medical practice experience required. Aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching is required, no previous teaching experience is necessary.

Special Skills or Requirements

Willingness and ability to foster excellence in veterinary technology. Identification with the profession and understanding of the role of veterinary technicians. Strong teaching skills with familiarity in a wide range of instructional strategies and a commitment to student and retention-centered modes of instruction is helpful, but not required.

The ideal candidate will possess a passion for teaching and learning, a positive attitude, and a willingness to embrace technology. They will strive to create and maintain personal connections with students and the college community. They must demonstrate the ability to interact and communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and the community. They must be an approachable, friendly, enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic who contribute to Genesee's supportive community. They must be dedicated to effective innovative strategies for student success and demonstrate a commitment to the campus values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Additional Information:

RELATIONSHIPS:

The position reports to the Director of Veterinary Technology. The faculty member works cooperatively with other faculty in the Veterinary Technology department and other areas within the college.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This is a full-time position at 35 hours per week. Appointment corresponds with the academic year (9 months) without obligation for summer instruction. Position is anticipated to begin August of 2024, earlier start date is possible. Rate of compensation starts at $57,328.64 annually. Salary, benefits, and conditions of employment are as set by the GEA contract.

BENEFITS:

NYS Retirement

Comprehensive Health and Dental Insurance through Independent Health and Delta Dental

FSA

20 days' sick, 3 personal days and several holidays annually

May use up to 10 sick days for family illness

GCC Tuition Waiver for employee and dependents

SUNY Tuition assistance at 4-year institutions

Access to the Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Access to the fitness center, pool, studio, walking trails and more at the Richard C. Call Arena

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