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Job Title:  Surgical Technology Program Director / Instructor

Department:  Health Sciences

Position No.  F00262

Employment Type:  Faculty

Salary:  $45,000.00 - 50,000.00.  Commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

Application:  Submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (If your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact this information before uploading the documents.  Official transcripts will be required upon hire).

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.  To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 1/19/2018.

Direct Inquiries Contact:  Dr. Sandie Nadelson at 970-248-1675


Working under the Director of Health Sciences, the Surgical Technology Program Director / Instructor will provide accountability in the following areas:

  • Assess efficiency and appropriateness of teaching methods and resources through established evaluation approaches.
  • Responsible for leading program assessment and accreditation activities, as well as report production and communication of results to the appropriate entities.
  • Responsible for development, implementation evaluation, and revision of the curriculum and other program components to assure the curriculum is up to date and relevant.
  • Assure student records are accurate and maintained.
  • Schedule courses and assign appropriate instructors.
  • Coordinate community advisory meetings and promote positive relationships with service area hospitals, clinics, and agencies.
  • Represent the Surg Tech program by participating in faculty meetings and committees reflecting professional contributions to shared-governance.

As a full-time instructor, responsibilities include:

  • Teach standard load of 9-12 course credit hours per semester (some load release will be considered for program director responsibilities).
  • Plan and provide theoretical instruction and clinical or laboratory experiences that reflect an understanding of the mission, objectives and curriculum of the surgical technology program.
  • Find, schedule, and provide clinical practicum coverage.

Engage scholarly activity and ongoing professional development and training to both maintain and upgrade professional, instructional, and administrative abilities.

Engage department, university and community service activity appropriate to the discipline.

Participate in academic advising and guidance of students while being sensitive to the needs of students from diverse populations.

Other related duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  


Must hold current certification in Surgical Technology (CST).

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Associate’s degree considered with degree plan to obtain a bachelor’s degree within two years of employment.

Must have and maintain practice in good standing with National Board for Surgical Technology.

Candidate must have at least two years of full-time (or equivalent) professional clinical experience with an emphasis in acute care surgical suites.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to the teaching of adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development and evaluation, or a written plan for obtaining such knowledge and skills within the first year of teaching.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

ABOUT GRAND JUNCTION: Nestled between mountains and high-desert canyons, the Grand Junction area is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country and enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. West of the Rockies and 30 miles from the Utah border, the moderate climate provides year-round recreation activities, including hiking, biking, golf, fishing and skiing. The city and valley of approximately 60,000 (147,000 county-wide) is the economic hub of the region, located midway between Denver and Salt Lake City. The local health care community has been recognized at the national level for delivery of collaborative, high quality and low cost health care. St. Mary’s Medical Center is a regional center serving health care needs in a 250-mile radius for rural and urban health care.

ABOUT COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY:  CMU is dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience in a student-centered environment featuring small class sizes and a high level of student/faculty interaction. Founded in 1925, the University offers professional and technical programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Remaining one of the most affordable universities in Colorado, enrollment exceeds 9,500 students and offers a hands-on learning environment, with professors dedicated to teaching. This dedication to providing the highest quality education in a student-centered environment continues to guide the university into the future.

The university has a major commitment to science and liberal arts education and to the encouragement of scholarship. The Department of Health Sciences offers the traditional BSN program and also offers a career ladder nursing program, including a Practical Nursing, LPN- BSN degree as well as an on-line RN-BSN completion program.  Graduate level nursing programs include the MSN and DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner degrees. Other allied health programs include Medical Laboratory Technology and Radiologic Sciences.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.  Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.


Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University
Attn: Human Resources Office
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501