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Program Director/Term Assistant Professor of Surgical Technology

University of Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska, US
Closing date
Jul 7, 2022

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Program Director/Term Assistant Professor of Surgical Technology

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Job Number: 519619

Grade:UNAC Grade 30

Work type: Faculty Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage

School/Business unit:UAA College of Health

Location: Anchorage

Categories: Education/Instructional, 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, Program Director/Term Assistant Professor of Surgical Technology to coordinate the surgical technology program and teach surgical technology and prerequisites courses in the School of Allied Health.


• Teaching courses including, but not limited to: Surgical Technology, Essentials of Human Disease, clinical/administrative Medical Assisting courses as needed, and support for Medical Office Externship. • 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

About the University of Alaska Anchorage:

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 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.

We honor diverse experiences and perspectives-including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status-and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect.

At UAA, valuing diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service to our communities.

About the College of Health and School of Allied Health:

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 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.

Position Summary:

The 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.


Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience in a surgical technology program.

Commitment to student-centered learning, student engagement, and teaching excellence.

Leading or working in a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural setting.

Knowledge of current surgical technology scope of practice.

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.

Currency in contemporary nursing/nursing aide practice.

Knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the Surgical Technology.

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.

Substantial 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.

Experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment.

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.


Current certification from NBSTSA. Current certification through NCCT will be considered.

Preferred Education:

Master degree in related field.

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

Assignment Information:

Term-funded, Assistant Professor rank, bipartite, Full-Time, 9 months per year (mid-August to mid-May) and full employee benefits package (

Term Position:

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

Special Conditions of Employment:

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.

Provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing documents. Must be provided at the start of employment.

This position will be working at the Anchorage campus.

This is not a remote position.

Application Requirements:

Applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application:

Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position

One-page statement explaining your experience and commitment to inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student populations

Copy of transcript verifying highest degree

Copy of CST certificate

Names and contact information for three professional references

Supplemental documents as additional information to support your application

Review Date:

Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2022 and recruitment will remain open until filled.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any

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.

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

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.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

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