Assistant Professor for Veterinary Technology and Practice Management
March 26, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
Canine, Feline, Exotic/Avian, Other
Academia/Research, Non-Profit Associations
DVM or equivalent
The Program of Veterinary Technology and Practice Management (VTPM) at Manor College is looking for an Assistant Professor (Full-time Faculty). This is a 12 month, full-time assignment and reports to the Director of Veterinary Technology and Practice Management.
Overview: The Program of Veterinary Technology and Practice Management at Manor College seeks a full-time faculty member. Candidates must have a VMD or DVM degree with no less than three years of clinical experience in clinical practice. This position includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities: teaching a minimum of 24 credits per annum, student advising, curriculum development, coordination with other departments and college-wide community engagement. Mixed or large-animal practitioners, with prior employment as a credentialed veterinary technician, are particularly well suited for this position. However, lab-animal and small-animal practitioners are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate may also serve as the Large Animal Clinical Coordinator for the program.
Education and Credentials:
VMD or DVM
FDA Licensed for Class IV Drugs
Member of AVMA, PVMA
No less than 5 years of clinical veterinary practice in equine or mixed-large animal practice
USDA Category II Accredited Veterinarian
Knowledge and Experience:
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to stay calm and focused in a hectic academic setting and busy office.
Veterinary practice management, personnel management
Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel and veterinary practice management software
Excellent writing and verbal skills
Ability to successfully work with diverse personality types
Ability to work independently and create new curricula, course materials and design lesson plans.
Ability to generate creative ideas
Must possess solution-focused problem solving skills
Promote and uphold Manor’s Catholic Basilian Mission
Public and environmental health including zoonoses
Epidemiology and zoonosis
Fear-free veterinary practice methods.
Experience with personnel management, financials, quality control and Inventory control
Teach no less than 24 credits per annum including VT105 Large Animal Clinical Procedures and any large-animal or mixed-animal component to other courses.
Amend and up-date IACUC protocols related to large animal clinical laboratories both on- and off- campus as needed.
Advise and assist VTPM students and advisees to select courses and prepare semester course schedules
Assist students to stay on track regarding required course sequence.
Assist 4th year students find employment where appropriate.
Maintain electronic files and records pertaining to the VTPM Program.
Attend annual VTPM Advisory Committee Meeting.
Write letters of recommendation for students as needed to assist them in reaching their employment, externship and educational goals
Develop new curricula and course materials as needed.
Revise existing course syllabi and materials as needed
Ensure that all VTPM course materials are up-loaded to the College’s course management electronic system
Coordinate with Fox Chase Farm, the New Bolton Center, Delaware Valley College and any other large animal organization affiliated with the Program of Veterinary Technology and Practice Management
Establish and maintain Memos of Understanding with affiliated farm-animal organizations.
Maintain ownership or lending contracts regarding Program-horses
Coordinate with the Education Coordinator and the Program Assistant to ensure that relevant teaching materials, equipment and supplies are in place, functional and of current dating in the barn and related facilities.
Barn Facility and Horse Care:
Recruit, train and supervise the Horse Care Team
Meet regularly with the Horse Care Team Captains
Support organization of “Barn Clean-up Days”
Ensure barn’s clinical spaces are well stocked, secured and clean
Coordinate as needed with Convent personnel regarding the barn and farm lands
Coordinate with other horse owners regarding smooth functioning of the barn and enforcement of barn safety rules.
Coordinate and carry out regular preventive medicine on Program horses
Share responsibility for and attend College wide events such as open houses, registration, orientation, graduation, Founders Day, etc
In conjunction with all Program administration, assist in the collation of self-study documents as needed for Middle States evaluation.
Participate in all major college events including, but not limited to: commencement, Pinning Ceremony, convocation, open houses, Admissions events, program holiday party, Founder’s Day, Advisory Committee meetings.
Share responsibility for planning, arranging and hosting the AVMA-CVTEA’s on-site review team for AVMA-Accreditation
Where appropriate, participate in the discussion and handling of student issues related to academic dishonesty, and other violations of the Program’s and College’s Honor Codes.
Support the Program Director in helping with what-ever tasks are needed.
Attend annual VTPM and VT Advisory Committee Meetings.
Attend all required and relevant College faculty meetings including weekly VTPM team meetings.
Coordinate the recruitment of new incoming freshman and transfer students in conjunction with the Program Director and Admissions officers.
Maintain electronic files and records pertaining to the VTPM Program.
Perform whatever tasks are needed to ensure the smooth running of the 2 + 2 VTPM Program
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an official application of employment, copy of current clinical license, resume, sealed official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework, references, and a cover letter to:
Dr. Joanna Bassert, Director of Veterinary Technology
Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
700 Fox Chase Road
Jenkintown, PA, 19046
About Manor College
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Manor College is a private, two-year institution recognized for its academic excellence and personalized approach to ensuring each of our students leave ready to excel in their chosen fields.
Located just outside Philadelphia on a 35-acre campus in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, Manor College offers associate degree and highly competitive, career advancement programs. We are a Catholic institution with roots in the Ukrainian-American community and a proud heritage of welcoming students of all faiths and backgrounds.
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