Term Assistant Professor of Surgical Technology

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  • Job Number:524206
  • Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Part-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Allied Health seeks an individual who will work in a collaborative/interdisciplinary teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses within the UAA Surgical Technology programs. The faculty member appointed to this position will provide didactic education to Allied Health students with an emphasis on Surgical Technology related courses. The ideal candidate will possess the following credentials: CST. This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and service.


100%Teaching courses including, but not limited to those in the Surgical Technology program or other Allied Health Courses as needed. Directing student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. Additional duties include course revision, academic assessment, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, academic advising, program development and University committee participation.Essential

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Goose Lake Campus is located in Anchorage, Alaska. The attractive wooded campus, at the foot of the Chugach Mountains, serves as a cultural hub for the city. Careful development has left the campus an urban oasis with resident wildlife populations including moose, waterfowl, and birds. The College of Health (COH), one of seven UAA schools and colleges, is a major center for development and delivery of professional, career and technical, community, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska, COH has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education, and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession.

The School of Allied Health of the College of Health offers Occupational Endorsement Certificates, Undergraduate Certificates, Associate of Applied Science degrees, and Bachelor degrees.

The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are central to our mission.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: • Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience in a surgical technology program.
• Prior teaching experience, with a commitment to student-centered learning, student engagement, and teaching excellence.
• Experience leading or working in a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural setting.
• Knowledge of current surgical technology scope of practice.
• Experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment.
• Commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the College of Health mission and to work with a diverse student and staff population.
• Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Computer literacy.
• Currency in contemporary nursing/nursing aide practice.
• Knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the Surgical Technology.
Typical 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 discipline 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.

Preferred Experience:
• Experience in curriculum development and assessment; experience in program management.
• Familiarity with institutional and/or discipline-based accreditation and appropriate industry standards.
• Familiarity with Surgical Technology training considerations and needs in Alaska.
Required Education or Training:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Current NCCA-approved credentials in surgical technology (CST).
• Master degree in related field preferred.

Preferred Education:
Master’s degree in related field.
NBSTSA preferred, certification from NCCT will be considered.

Salary Information:

This is a part-time, 9-month, Term Assistant Professor position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following documents to your online application:
• Cover letter to include a description of previous activities representing and working with members of underrepresented groups
• Curriculum Vitae/resume
• Written statement of inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student population
• Copy of transcript verifying highest degree
• Copy of current State of Alaska credentials
• Names and contact information for three professional references

This is an in-person position located on the Anchorage campus; remote work is not available for this position.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact LeeAnne Carrothers, Assistant Dean of Allied Health, at lcarrothers@alaska.edu or 907-786-6932.


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