Assistant Professor / Director of Veterinary Technology

Owensboro Community and Technical College - Owensboro, Kentucky
February 9, 2021
Assistant Professor / Director of Veterinary Technology
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Owensboro Community and Technical College
Campus Location:
Owensboro, KY
Business, Health, and Public Service
College Overview:
Owensboro Community and Technical College is a three-campus institution located along the Ohio River in Western Kentucky.  OCTC is one of sixteen institutions in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and awards certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in liberal arts and technical education. To learn more about OCTC, please visit and to learn more about Owensboro and the surrounding area, you may visit .
OCTC offers a variety of health plans, wellness incentives, and retirement options for full-time regular employees. Alternate benefit variations for temporary and/or part-time job types are also available. Benefit plans include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, LTD, and Supplemental Insurance plans. Wellness Programs includes incentives applied to an HRA card for healthy life choices and activities. Additional Benefits include; vacation pay, holiday pay, institutional closure pay (2 weeks), sick pay, EAP, tuition waiver & discounts, and employee discounts. Retirement plan is a Defined Contribution 403(b) plan, 5% employee contribution with 10% employer match. Visit our benefits link for more details. .
Job Summary:
Owensboro Community and Technical College is hiring an Assistant Professor / Director of Veterinary Technology to provide leadership and innovative vision for the Veterinary Technology Program.  The Director is reponsible for planning, budgeting, scheduling, staffing, curriculum, instructional quality, and program evaluation. The position will ensure teaching excellence, faculty and student engagement, clinical partnership development, and student success in accordance with established regulations, accreditation standards, and the mission of Owensboro Community and Technical College.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
The duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Provide instruction in the Veterinary Technology Program.
• Provide academic advising and career-related counseling for program students.
• Direct the Veterinary Technology Program in accordance with the accreditation standards established by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
• Provide leadership to ensure that learning activities, instructional materials, and evaluation methods are appropriate for all delivery formats and consistent with the student learning outcomes.
• Lead recruitment and retention activities for the program by partnering with secondary schools, community partners, and professional organizations.
• Plan and organize the activities of the day-to-day operation of the veterinary technology program; including curriculum oversight, coordinating faculty/staff/adjuncts, and overseeing program budget.
• Provide leadership for program improvement, development, evaluation; review and recommend changes to maintain relevance of academic programs and to meet student, clinical veterinary medical workforce, and community needs.
• Coordinate with LVT co-faculty and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to provide acceptable protocols regarding use of live animals.
• Supervise implementation of animal husbandry and veterinary care protocols for program animals.
• Contact clinical sites to negotiate contracts and secure approvals for clinical placement.
• Visit and evaluate all clinical sites participating in student clinical practicums.
• Maintain open and effective communication lines among administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders.
• Promote the program in the community and engage members of the veterinary community to gain insight about emerging veterinary technician education and workforce needs.
• Facilitate academic partnerships between the college and four-year transfer institutions.
• Ensure compliance and the timely submission of reports and documentation to appropriate regulatory agencies and the accrediting body (CVTEA).
• Maintain current knowledge of trends and innovations in postsecondary education.
• Participate in faculty professional development activities to include employer sponsored training.
• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
• Current, unencumbered Kentucky Veterinary license
• Current DEA registration
• Current USDA accreditation
• Seven to ten years of clinical experience in veterinary practice
• Three to five years of veterinary practice management experience
• Strong commitment to student success and team building
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Application Process:
Applicants must complete and submit:
• Online application
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Copy of all college transcripts
• Kentucky State Law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment
• Applicant must provide current Kentucky license number. OCTC Administration will consult with the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners regarding license history. Applicant must provide Board of Veterinary Examiners contact information if from a different state.
• Selected candidate will perform a teaching demonstration
Positions are based on a term-contract, with the expectancy of continuance based on performance.
Application Deadline: March 10, 2021.
Duties will begin in summer 2021. Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified. The search may be extended if additional candidates are needed
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Shanna Ballard
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