As exemplary leaders in the delivery of higher education in the Valley, Matanuska-Susitna College promotes the intellectual development and well being of the individual, community, state, nation, and world.
Academic freedom and open exchange of ideas
Appreciation of diverse cultures and ways of thought
Creative expression and technology innovation
Honesty, integrity, fairness, and mutual respect
Intellectual development and self-enrichment
Meaningful access to higher education
“Opportunities start here” is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.
Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester.
Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!
This is a bipartite (no research requirement) position. Candidates will serve as Program Head to the already established Veterinary Assisting Occupational Endorsement Certificate program with the goal of developing and launching a Veterinary Technician Program at the college. Applicants will need to be capable of teaching Veterinary Office Procedures (VETT A103), Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology (VETT A201), Veterinary Assistant Practicum (VETT A295), Introduction to Biology (BIOL A102), and /or Human Anatomy and Physiology laboratories (BIOL A111L and BIOL A112L). The successful candidate must be available to start August 2020 and able to teach the courses face-to-face on the Mat-Su College campus.
Knowledge and understanding of the professional career paths and demands of the field of instruction.
Ability to inspire students to the highest level of achievement in preparation for meeting employer expectations.
Ability to communicate complex information to a diverse student population
Ability to encourage students to be active partners in in the teaching/learning processes
Ability to incorporate technology in a classroom setting to support student learning
Ability to provide a safe learning environment in the classroom and in the laboratory
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Commitment to student success
Ability to construct effective learning activities for students
Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively within a diverse environment.
Ability to lift at least 30 pounds.
Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic coursework and preparation, past teaching experiences, expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of their specific field, and potential for providing high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in assigned courses at Mat-Su College.
Education, Training and Experience Required:
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine; Two-years in veterinary practice with small and large animal experience preferred. Evidence of assistant and technician education through involvement in practice affiliated with an accredited program, formal teaching and/or training new graduates/hires.
Serve as program head of the Veterinary Assisting program; Strive for approval and implementation of an AAS Veterinary Technician degree program; Teach 100- and 200-level veterinary and biology courses and labs to undergraduate college students; Prepare syllabus consistent with approved UAA course content guide; Prepare instruction appropriate to student learning outcomes and class delivery mode, e.g. face-to-face, blended, on-line; Evaluate student learning; Provide timely feedback to students on their learning; Respond to student questions about the class in a timely manner; Submit final grades on-time; Hold regular office hours appropriate for the courses being taught; and, Engage in University, professional and/or community service.
Workload will normally consist of: 80% teaching (12 credits per semester) and 20% service to the university, community, and discipline
Please complete the on-line, University application. To have full consideration, upload the following required documents:
CV or Resume
Three (3) Professional References
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
If you are unable to submit all the necessary documents through the portal, please email them to Suzan Labby at firstname.lastname@example.org
REVIEW DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.
Review of applications will be performed as applications are submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Receipt of official transcripts is a condition of employment. Applicants with DVM’s from non-US higher education institutions must provide degree equivalency documentation prior to being hired (see http://www.wes.org/ for credential evaluation services).
Successful applicant must be authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. Mat-Su College will not be sponsoring any visas for this term position.
NOTICE: An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution.
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
Internal Number: 513766
About Mat-Su College
Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.