Adjunct, Surgical Technology

Salt Lake Community College

Job Description

Position Title

Adjunct, Surgical Technology

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Assoicate Dean


Div. of Allied Health (School of Health Sciences)-2H1

Requisition Number


Position Type

One Semester Temporary

Job Category

Adjunct - Variable



Initial Work Location


Starting Salary

$850/Contact Hour

Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Associate Dean, the adjunct faculty member will teach various Surgical Technology evening/day classes including such courses as Beginning Surgical Theory, Surgical Procedures, and Surgical Practicum.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1. Prepare and teach classes in the Surgical Technology program
2. Participate in program activities to maintain accreditation standards
3. Participate in curriculum development, innovations in the delivery and design of Surgical Technology courses and emphases including textbook selection
4. Demonstrate professional development and contributions to the Surgical Technology discipline
5. Participate in the use of instructional technology including the use of computers and multi-media in lectures, laboratories, and distance learning environments
6. Technological literacy and innovation

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

1. Becomes familiar with, and abides by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization
2. Maintains professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators
3. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments
4. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards
5. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades
6. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance
7. Informs students of progress-to-date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines
8. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment
9. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy
10. Maintains professional and collegial behavior
11. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints, and responds to student communications and inquiries promptly (generally within 1?2 days)
12. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure
13. Completes all required employee trainings
14. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines
15. Provides ADA accommodations as requested

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree in a closely related discipline

Teaching experience in a higher education institution (adjunct or full-time)

Teaching experience in a clinical or didactic setting

Minimum Qualifications

National Board (NBSTSA) Certified Surgical Technologist

Two or more years of operating room experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Clinical experience as a practicing surgical technologist

Documented expertise in areas of teaching responsibility. A breadth of knowledge of experience in the field of Surgical Technology

A depth of understanding of the Surgical Technology field through professional development and can contribute to the current knowledge of the discipline

Maintain credible academic degrees or certifications in the field as required by NBSTSA Certifying boards and ARCSTSA accreditation

Demonstrated strength in teaching community college courses either as an adjunct or full-time faculty

Knowledge and experience in promoting quality education in laboratory and fieldwork experiences and ensuring student and consumer safety

Knowledge of the development, implementation, and evaluation of fieldwork education

Knowledge of the development of new courses and the upgrading of current courses and programs

Knowledge of instructional technology appropriately both in the classroom and as a tool for distance learning

Special Instructions

1) In accordance with SLCC policy, adjunct positions are offered on a semester by semester basis with no guarantee of continued employment.
2) Official transcripts are required for those who are offered employment within in 30 days of hire.
3) In accordance with Board of Regents policy, SLCCs Human Resources will conduct a criminal background check on instructors if concurrent enrollment (K-12) students are assigned to classes.
This is a pooled position. The department reviews applications as positions become available

Please contact the Associate Dean of the Division of Allied Health at or 801-957-6229



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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