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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Surgical Technology/Program Director

Dixie State University, Healthcare Diagnostics & Therapeutics Department

Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Surgical Technology/Program Director
Job Location: St. George , UT
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
Sciences and technology: other
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-10-29
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Surgical Technology/Program Director
Dixie State University

The Healthcare Diagnostics & Therapeutics department at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, invites applicants for a full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor of Surgical Technology faculty position to begin Spring Semester 2019. The goal of the DSU Surgical Technology program is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learned domains. Our nationally accredited program is an admissions-limited, two-year course of study leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology. More information about the program can be found online at


  • As Program Director, responsible for all aspects of the program, including the organization, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the program. This includes: maintaining program accreditation; participating in an ARC/STSA sponsored Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators workshop within one year of the appointment starting and continue attending workshops at least once every five years; pursuing other formal training designed to maintain and upgrade his/her professional, instructional, and administrative capacities.
  • Conduct clinical and laboratory instruction; ability to teach one or more courses online and/or in a blended format
  • Responsible for assessing student progress in both a clinical and a classroom setting; assist with student recruitment, advisement, placement, and follow-up efforts
  • Assist with coordinating, planning, reviewing, and evaluating all facets of clinical education including creating and delivering curriculum and meeting requirements of program accreditation
  • Recruit, hire, and train adjunct lab and clinical faculty
  • Serve as program institutional assessment coordinator and budget administrator, managing all purchases for the Surgical Technology program
  • Maintain program advisory committee (PAC) by recruiting qualified members in required communities of interest, set the agenda for annual PAC meeting in compliance with accreditation standards, ensure representation of all communities of interest at each meeting, maintain accurate records and meeting minutes, and utilize PAC review to validate and/or improve program effectiveness
  • Perform defined faculty duties, including holding office hours, attendance at department and division meetings, and adherence to college, division, and university policies and procedures, including compliance with OSHA standards for infection control and hazardous materials.
  • Provide regular institutional service as outlined in regent and university policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in a related field and Associate's degree in Surgical Technology are required for Instructor-level/non-tenure-track; Master's and Bachelor's degrees in related fields, as well as an Associate's degree in Surgical Technology, are required for Assistant Professor/tenure-track
  • Must possess current CST credential through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
  • Must have a minimum total of five years of experience, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the last ten years
  • Demonstrated ability in successful teaching, be technology literate and/or are willing to become certified in online instruction and teach one or more courses online and/or in a blended format; finalists will be required to demonstrate competence through a teaching demonstration
  • Demonstrated ability to provide proactive educational leadership; excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to work collaboratively with community health care providers
  • Commitment to academic excellence and exceptional services, with proven effectiveness in allocating and managing sources, utilizing computer-related technologies to enhance education methodology, and proficiency in curriculum design, program administration, program evaluation, instruction, student guidance, and academic counseling
  • Knowledge of program related revenue, costs, and benefits, evidence of proficiency in budgeting and cost/benefit analyses; supervisory experience preferred

Information and Application Process Instructions

Electronic Application Procedures: Application review begins August 27, 2018; position open until filled.

Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check.

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Human Resources as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Human Resources
Dixie State University
225 S University Ave
St. George , UT 84770
Phone: 435-652-7520
Fax: 435-656-4001

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