Term Assistant Professor Surgical Technology

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 10
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

The School of Allied Health in the College of Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage, is seeking a full-time, term assistant professor to teach surgical technology and prerequisites courses in the School of Allied Health.


Summary of School of Allied Health and Surgical Technology Program:
The School of Allied Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage is one of the largest divisions within the College of Health and encompasses the following programs: Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, Fire and Emergency Services, Pharmacy Technology, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Dietetics & Nutrition, and Surgical Technology.

The Surgical Technology Program offers an Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology, and prepares students to become certified Surgical Technologists. Students graduate as competent and ethical Surgical Technologists with the knowledge and skills for entry into high demand careers in the healthcare industry. The Surgical Technology program makes an important contribution to the College of Health's mission to advance the health and well being of people and communities.


  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse environment.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, as well as computer literacy.
  • Proficiency in instructional methodology, curriculum design, and program planning.

Required Experience:

  • Significant experience in Surgical Technology, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past ten years.
  • Teaching experience in the Surgical Technology or other health disciplines with a commitment to student-centered learning, student engagement, and teaching excellence.
  • Documented evidence of successful use of instructional technologies and ability to communicate effectively as a teacher.
  • Experience leading or working in a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural setting.


  • Experience with curriculum development and assessment; experience in program management.
  • Familiarity with Surgical Technology training considerations and needs in Alaska.


  • Must hold NBSTA-approved credentials in surgical technology (CST).
  • Associate degree with extensive experience in the Surgical Technology field. 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 

Application Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover Letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position
  • Comprehensive resume/CV
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
  • Copy of CST certificate

Conditions of Employment:
The applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; no work visas are available for this position.

Successful applicant must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position.

Salary will be based upon level applicable academic preparation and experience.

Assignment Information:
Term funded, assistant professor rank, 9 months per year

This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC) - http://unitedacademics.net/

Encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body.

Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination.

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