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(MCCC-Tenure Track) Faculty Member/Chair - Veterinary Technician Program

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Holyoke Community College: the opportunities you want; the future you're looking for.

For over 65 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options.

The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 12,500 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.

Job Description:

This position provides leadership and management of all aspects of the Veterinary Technician Program by providing discipline-specific expertise, addressing students' needs, and maintaining a required teaching load as well as overseeing all aspects to maintain accreditation of the program.


  1. Teaching responsibilities include assessment, working toward student success and retention, evaluation of programmatic outcomes, and inspiring all aspects of professionalism in class and off-campus. Subject areas will include those requiring the skills and knowledge of a veterinarian education.
  2. Maintains liaisons with the various organizations to meet essential tasks for the students.
  3. Presents information sessions to prospective applicants to the Veterinary Technician Program.
  4. Serves as chair of the Veterinary Technician Program.
  5. Provides veterinary care for all animals (large, small and lab) used in the Program.
  6. Performs all duties required by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to maintain accreditation of the Veterinary Technician Program.  This includes making reports to the Committee on Veterinarian Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) and working toward the fulfillment of all critical, major and minor requirements of the CVTEA.
  7. Acts as "Attending Veterinarian" as required for Federal and Massachusetts research licenses.
  8. Organizes and chairs Veterinary Advisory Board meetings and distributes minutes to all board members in accordance with established procedures.
  9. Organizes Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) meetings.  Transcribes minutes of meetings and sends copies to President and all committee members.
  10. Maintains file of statements of understanding and waivers on all students in Veterinary Technician Program.
  11. Attends MVTA/JCVTC (Mass. Vet. Tech. Assn.) meetings and Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE)  conferences.
  12. Maintains all records and fills out all forms as required for Federal and Massachusetts research licenses.
  13. Sends out evaluation forms each year to graduates from previous June and graduates from three years prior.  Also, sends evaluation forms to the employers of the most recent graduates.
  14. Organization of site visits as required by the CVTEA.
  15. Maintains job files and bulletin boards for veterinary technicians.
  16. Answers emails, telephone calls and correspondence about the Vet Technician Program.
  17. Will perform other college duties as required.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: DVM Veterinary Science; active Massachusetts license to practice veterinary medicine; three years clinical experience with proficiency in small animal medicine and surgery; excellent communication skills; current Federal and Massachusetts controlled substance registration certificates; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff & student body.

NOTES:  A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Five years clinical experience; experience working with large, small and lab animals; community college teaching experience.

COMPENSATION:  Salary Range: $44,874-$50,000. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.  This is a nine-month position, which includes an annual teaching workload of 9 credits and two (2) course re-assigns per semester for chair duties.  Full State benefits.

STARTING DATE:  August, 2018


EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter)
  • List of references with names, e-mail addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references

DEADLINE:  Screening will begin with applications received by March 23, 2018.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

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Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 3/23/2018
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