Colorado State University
|Classification Title||Temporary Hourly|
|Is this an Hourly position?||Yes|
|Position Location||Fort Collins, CO 80523|
|Does this position qualify for hybrid or remote work?||No|
|Description of Work Unit||The Department of Biomedical Sciences is one of four departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science’s (CVMBS). Faculty and staff are nationally, and world-renowned in veterinary teaching and scientific research and teaching including animal cancer, oncology, infectious diseases, radiology, environmental health, equine programs, biomedical and clinical sciences, and veterinary diagnostics. The faculty and staff have a strong reputation of being committed and invested in student success, approaching education, research, and service with the mindfulness and impact that is essential to a robust student experience. They believe that the strength of this commitment enables our students to be prepared to tackle the world’s most formidable issues, positively influencing far-reaching outcomes, while achieving professional success. This group provides education for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program which includes hands-on learning during the first two years of the curriculum.|
|Search Contact Email||[email protected]|
|Position Summary||Several Teaching Aide positions are available in the Professional Veterinary Medical program at Colorado State University which will support the program’s Foundations of Veterinary Medicine courses.
The individuals will be required to assist in the instruction and evaluation of DVM students in the performance of physical exams that include general health, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, and pain assessments of small animals. They must evaluate DVM students in a clinical setting. They are expected to practice and help students practice safe low-stress handling techniques for all canine and feline patients. Other model-based curriculum may include injections, venipuncture, intubation, and bandaging. They will also implement the guidelines set in the course syllabus.
All positions are temporary and are not benefit eligible. Positions are for one semester with the potential of continuing the following semester. Hours worked are approximately 2-6 hours per week depending on the employee’s schedule as well as the need for clinical educators for the courses for that semester. The course runs approximately 8-9 weeks per semester and there is a 2-3 hour orientation at the beginning of each semester as well as a one hour introduction class period that aides are required to attend. Hours preparing outside of the class environment will be paid. Hourly wage for these positions is $18.00-$26.00/hour depending on experience and no benefits. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
|Position Minimum Qualifications||An Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology (or its equivalent) with five years of veterinary clinical experience OR the substitution of at least ten years of veterinary technician on-the-job training in a certified clinic is required. The successful applicants must have at least one semester of experience teaching as a clinical educator in veterinary medicine and demonstrate skill in physical exam techniques regarding small animals.|
|Preferred Qualifications||Veterinary technicians with at least five years of experience working in high quality veterinary practices (such as AAHA certified practices) that have demonstrated ability as good communicators and clinical instructors will be given preference.|
|Working Title||Teaching Aides – Foundations Course|
Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/02/benefits-summary-hourly.pdf
|Special Instructions to Applicants||To apply, upload cover letter detailing veterinary experience, resume and name and contact information of the 3 references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of applicants.|
|Background Check Policy Statement||
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected] .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
|Diversity Statement||•Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.|
Essential Job Duties
|Job Duty Category||Facilitation/Instruction|
|Duty/Responsibility||Facilitation/Instruction of student labs: one class each semester, for about 2 hours per week. The same material is covered every week, with a new group of students. Teaching Aides will use their veterinary technician skills, along with additional skills learned in training to teach the following courses: VM610 Foundations of Veterinary Medicine I, VM611 Foundations of Veterinary Medicine II, VM710 Foundations of Veterinary Medicine III, VM711 Foundations of Veterinary Medicine IV|
|Percentage Of Time||45|
|Job Duty Category||Classroom Preparation for Teaching|
|Duty/Responsibility||Preparation for facilitation/instruction: set up of equipment, takes 5-30 minutes depending on the lab. 2-hour orientation with supervisor each semester for training. One-on-one training with supervisor also in some instances. Supervisor provides ideas and content, and asks for feedback.|
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Job Duty Category||Evaluation of Performance|
|Duty/Responsibility||Evaluation of student performance and curriculum, 2-hour debriefing session with the supervisor at the end of each semester to discuss potential changes for the following year, for instructors/aides and students. Peer teaching evaluations are performed if the schedule allows the time.|
|Percentage Of Time||45|
|Minimum References Required||3|
|Maximum References Required||3|
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