Term Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Matanuska Susitna College
Location: Palmer
Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska | Matanuska-Susitna College is accepting applications for the Program Lead of our Veterinary Assistant Program. If you are seeking a great position in a beautiful location, we encourage you to apply to this Term-Funded, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine Position.


100Serve 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. 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.Essential

Our Vision:

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.

Our Values:

  • Academic freedom and open exchange of ideas
  • Appreciation of diverse cultures and ways of thought
  • Collaborative learning
  • Community
  • Creative expression and technology innovation
  • Honesty, integrity, fairness, and mutual respect
  • Intellectual development and self-enrichment
  • Meaningful access to higher education

You can learn more about us by visiting our webpage: About Mat-Su College

More Details About The Position:

This Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine position is full-time, exempt (salaried), term-funded, 9-months per year, represented, and located in Palmer, Alaska at: Mat-Su College, 8295 E. College Drive, Palmer, AK 99645. Full benefit package that also includes: a tuition waiver for employee and immediate family that is accepted at all UA Campuses.

START DATE: January 2021 - Anticipated.


  • 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, verbal 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 up to and including 30 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.


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.


Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine is preferred but a licensed Veterinary Technician who completed an AVMA-accredited program will be considered. 

Veterinary practice experience with small and/or large animals.

Evidence of assistant and technician education through involvement in practice affiliated with an accredited program, formal teaching and/or training new graduates/hires.


Please complete the online, University application and upload the following required documents to this application:

  •       Cover letter, CV/Resume, and Unofficial Transcripts.

Email the following documents to Dr. Kathleen Nevis, krnevis@alaska.edu: 

  •       Two (2) Letters of Recommendation, Sample Syllabus and Teaching Philosophy.  

REVIEW DATE: To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date (September 28, 2020 11:55 pm Alaska Standard time).

Review of applications will begin on September 28, 2020 and continue until this position is filled.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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.

Background Check:

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

Affirmative Action Statement:

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

Public Disclosure Statement:

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

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. 

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UA.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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