Instructor, Medical Laboratory Technology

Job Details

 Initial Review Date: 5/12/22*

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request. 

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Medical Laboratory Technology, De Anza College.

Foothill – De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college’s Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression   
  • Information literacy   
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility  
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking              
  • DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:

    Under the direction of the Division Dean, Biological, Health and Environmental Sciences, teach courses for Associate Degree Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) and Health Technologies students with diverse learning styles. This includes incorporating cross-cultural knowledge into both theory and laboratory practice.  Management of the MLT program including but not limited to budget preparation and management; program planning and direction; continued NAACLS accreditation and approval; development, evaluation and revision of program objectives and courses.  Develop and maintain relationships with clinical sites, monitor and oversee  students in the clinical rotations and prepare clinical schedules.  Maintain records on campus and at clinical sites.  Attend college, faculty, professional, and community advisory group and agency meetings. Assist in the coordination and execution of program student recruiting, mentoring and advising.

    Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an on-site instructor including teaching courses, supervising applied laboratory learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, formulating policy and procedure, and evaluating program effectiveness. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on District and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
    2. Master's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or a related discipline.
    3. Have nationally recognized certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist.
    4. Three years of experience in clinical laboratory science education that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum development, formulating policy and procedure and evaluating program effectiveness.
    5. Experience with educational methods and administration as well as current accreditation and certification procedures.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Doctorate’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or a related discipline.  
    2. Experience in developing MLT curriculum and a commitment to implement culturally inclusive practices while working with academically and culturally diverse students, faculty and staff.
    3. Experience working with and developing inclusive and highly effective culturally responsive classroom activities.
    4. The ability to design and apply varied teaching strategies and modalities to successfully engage, inspire and retain students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
    5. Ability to meet physical requirements of Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist in a clinical setting including but not limited to strength, skill, dexterity and ability to lift and transfer medical equipment, hazardous materials, infectious materials and body fluids.
    6. Participation in community activities and organizations.
    7. Ability to work across cross functional teams

    LICENSE or CERTIFICATION:

    A current, active license as a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) in California OR the ability to obtain a California CLS license prior to starting employment.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Environment:

    1. Indoor, office environment.

    Physical Abilities:

    (Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

    1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
    2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
    3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
    4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
    5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching. 
    6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally. 
    7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

    APPLICATION PACKET:

    1. A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 
    2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
    3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

    If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf

    If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted.  For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. 

    Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission.  We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.  You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

    HIRING RANGE: $60,490.00 - $99,345.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience.

    For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

    http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/2019-2020%20Faculty%20Salary%20Schedules.pdf

    Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.  Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

    For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year

    STARTING DATE: Fall 2022

    Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

    The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

    The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

    For more information about our application process contact:

    Employment Services

    Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    12345 El Monte Road

    Los Altos Hills, California 94022

    (650) 949-6217

    Email: [email protected]

    http://hr.fhda.edu/

     

     

     

     

     

    Organization

    Working at Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 43,000 students per quarter. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.

    The mission of the Foothill – De Anza Community College District is student success. We accomplish this by providing access to a dynamic learning environment that fosters excellence, opportunity and innovation in meeting the diverse educational and career goals of our students and communities.

    Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.

    Foothill College

    Foothill College envisions itself as a community of scholars where a diverse population of students, faculty and staff intersect and are engaged in the search for truth and meaning. We recognize that by necessity this search must be informed by a multiplicity of disciplinary modes of inquiry. In order to ensure that every student has the opportunity to share in this vision, Foothill College commits itself to providing students with the necessary student support services, outstanding instruction, and opportunities for leadership both within and outside the classroom. By enacting this vision, the college ensures that it remains the distinctive and innovative institution it has been since its inception.

    De Anza College

    Two words—"excellence" and "innovation" — have captured the essence of De Anza College for nearly four decades. Although each carries importance, together they're a winning combination that has established De Anza in the forefront of community colleges nationwide.   De Anza provides outstanding general education and vocational courses as well as interdisciplinary studies, community service opportunities, on-the-job-training, internships, collaborative programs with businesses and industries, and online and television classes.     

    Employment with Foothill - De Anza

    Foothill - De Anza Community College District is one of the largest community college districts in the U.S. that has distinguished itself as a leader among California Community Colleges.

    We currently employ approximately 1,200 full-time employees and 1,900 part-time employees. It is the policy of the District to provide an educational and employment environment which is committed to high quality, equal opportunity and diversity.

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