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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Histotechnology
2654
10/04/2021
Faculty
Health Sciences - HHPR
Full-Time Faculty

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is seeking an exceptional faculty member committed to the college’s philosophy that education serves the greater good by providing students access to a better life. The candidate for a faculty position understands that community colleges are positioned to fundamentally change people’s lives, and as a result, society itself. Required qualities include a belief that continuous improvement in pedagogy and relationships with students, other faculty, and staff are hallmarks of an educator who has been called to the profession. We are seeking colleagues who embrace the idea of helping students achieve their goals, and approach academic excellence as evidenced in equity as a moral imperative.

AACC believes that faculty are the heart of the institution. We are seeking a faculty member who is energized by the community college pathways and inclusivity/equity initiatives, and see it as their job to support a diverse set of learners inside and outside the classroom. AACC embraces the notion of life-long learning and continuous improvement, and so is looking for those with a sincere desire to self-reflect on personal instructional practices and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve teaching and learning for all students. AACC seeks to hire faculty members who espouse the ideals in AACC’s mission and those who will collaborate with their department colleagues to bring AACC’s vision and strategic plan to reality.

A strong histology/histotechnician (HTC) candidate should demonstrate a proven ability to teach introductory and upper college-level histology/histotechnician and medical laboratory technician students who are part of a diverse student population. Experience in histotechnology laboratory guidelines for quality assurance, regulations, proficiency testing, is required. Additionally, basic spectrophotometric skills, and the ability to troubleshoot histotechnology laboratory instruments as well as excellence in oral, written and interpersonal communication skills is expected. The position may include extensive collaboration with local affiliated laboratories and draw stations to find placements for the HTC, MLT, MLA and phlebotomy students as well as coordinating the laboratory practicum experience for the students. The position will require in state travel to affiliate laboratory sites.  Candidates should be committed to student-centered, outcomes-based education with experience incorporating multiple instructional strategies and the use of technology in teaching and learning. Teaching assignments are 15 faculty load hours per semester. Courses to be instructed include lecture (including online), lab, and activity classes in the Histotechnician and Medical Laboratory Technician programs. Full-time faculty are expected to participate on committees in the department, school of health sciences, and the college. Candidates should be committed to student-centered, outcomes-based education with experience incorporating multiple instructional strategies that engages the student, including the use of technology. Strong candidates will demonstrate knowledge of evidence based teaching practices, commitment to inclusive teaching practices, and application of these practices in a college classroom to help students succeed.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most AACC employees are currently working remotely. Only individuals who are residents of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia are eligible for employment at the college. You must reside in one of these states prior to a determined start date.

AACC is a tenure granting institution. Any candidate hired as a full-time faculty member may be eligible to apply for tenure in the future based on institutional eligibility requirements.

 

With meeting community needs and improving teaching and learning among Anne Arundel Community College’s highest priorities, we are strategically positioned to set and surpass new standards of excellence in our primary teaching and learning mission. Guided by principles that emphasize equity and student success, especially in learning, and continuous improvement for a progressive and vital learning community, we envision AACC as a premier learning organization that is in the vanguard of community college education. As a consequence, we welcome qualified faculty candidates who demonstrate:

• Commitment to teaching excellence with a diverse student body and in a variety of teaching formats

• Commitment to developing curriculum and programs

• Expertise in Learning Outcomes Assessment

• Commitment to engaging with students inside and outside of the classroom

• Commitment to college service and value community partnerships

• Commitment to continuous improvement and professional development

• Commitment to AACC’s values

• Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Duties

  • Primary responsibilities:
  • 30 faculty load hours each academic year
  • 6 office hours per week during the fall and spring semesters
  • Teaching and assessing student learning
  • Student advising
  • Attain and maintain program accreditation
  • Recruiting and managing clinical/practicum affiliations
  • Professional Development

In addition to a faculty member’s primary responsibilities, the exceptional candidate will also demonstrate commitment and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Mentoring students from target groups; new full-time faculty; part-time faculty
  2. Designing, formatting and delivering curriculum for all learning modalities
  3. Training and consulting for workforce initiatives (e.g., for public and corporate partners, etc.)
  4. Developing and implementing community education and extended learning programs
  5. Partnering with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community
  6. Recruiting and marketing
  7. Advising with expanded responsibilities
  8. Devising retention strategies and activities
  9. Strengthening relationships and collaborative activities including K-12 and baccalaureate-granting colleagues

 

Candidates must be a medical laboratory professional who:

  • holds a baccalaureate degree or higher
  • holds ASCP BOC or ASCPi -BOC certification as a Histotechnologist or Histotechnician
  • has three years of experience in medical or laboratory education that includes
    • teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences;
    • evaluating student achievement;
    • providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation;
    • evaluating program effectiveness;
    • knowledge of NAACLS accreditation;
    • knowledge of certification procedures;
  • minimum of three years teaching in higher education
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Two or more years of teaching at the community college level
  • Experience or knowledge of histotechnology/ histotechnician education
  • Experience or knowledge of NAACLS accreditation process for new or ongoing programs
  • Experience or knowledge of ASCP certification examination process for HTC, MLT, MLA, and Phlebotomy programs
  • Experience or knowledge of AMT certification examination process for HTC, MLT, MLA, and Phlebotomy programs
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in Spanish or another language
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Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 
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Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
 
•AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.