Instructor/Assistant Professor, Surgical Technologist



Job description

Department: Allied Health Programs

About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is New England’s largest community college, and a nationally-recognized leader in catalyzing student success and achievement for recent high school graduates and returning adults alike.

We provide affordable, open access to higher education, and we deliver on our mission to offer all students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth.

Diversity is our strength. We champion equity, and we celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff whose demographics are reflective of our diverse student body. To learn more about our employees’ values and what it means to work here, learn about our Guiding Principles here.

Posting Details > Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position:

  • Complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume by the closing date.
  • If attaching a resume complete with education history and/or employment history, please

disregard these sections within the online application.

  • Please include the contact information for three (3) references within the application.
  • Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.
  • Please note that all RI Council of Postsecondary Education employees (i.e., full- and part-time

faculty and non-classified employees) must be fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible. Learn
more about CCRI’s vaccination policy here.

Please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311 (TTY: 401-825-2313) if you require assistance with the online application process.

EEO Statement

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to CCRI’s Title IX Coordinator at [email protected]

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.

Job Summary

The Instructor/Assistant Professor will hold a faculty appointment and have academic and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the Allied Health Department and the Community College of Rhode Island. This individual will demonstrate competence in teaching and development of curriculum as well as practicum competence in the area of Surgical Technology.

Duties and Responsibilities

Commitment to CCRI’s Mission:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.

Student Focus:

  • Demonstrate commitment to providing academic support to all students.
  • Ensure student awareness of available resources that support learning and success within the institution.
  • Facilitate engagement and academic success by incorporating student advising, counseling and remediation as needed.

Instructional and Communication Skills:

  • Facilitate learning in the classroom, laboratory, simulation, and practicum.
  • Contribute to a dynamic teaching/learning environment requiring adaptability, creativity, and teamwork.
  • Use innovative instructional strategies that support student success and recognize diverse learning styles.
  • Use technology to enhance instruction and communicate effectively with the campus community.
  • Apply strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues.
  • Participate in interprofessional educational activities.

Accreditation; Curriculum and Program Development:

  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and refine the content, instructional and assessment material.
  • Contribute to the development and revision of the curriculum.
  • Participate in assuring compliance with accreditation standards of NECHE and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP and Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Departmental & College Support:

  • Participate in College activities.
  • Participate in Department activities, including course, committee and faculty meetings to ensure coordination of didactic instruction and practicum experience; and policy development.
  • Be willing to travel and teach at multi-campus locations as required by department needs.
  • Other duties as required

Minimum Requirements

  • Associates Degree in Surgical Technology required.
  • 2-4 years of Surgical Technology Professional Experience as a Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Current certification as a Surgical Technologist
  • The equivalent of 2-4 years’ teaching experience in an Academic setting
  • Current skill and knowledge in the use of information technology and demonstrated experience with integration of computer technology into instruction.
  • Strong communication, organization, interpersonal and counseling skills
  • Willingness to travel and teach among four campus sites and teach evenings/weekends as required by department needs.

Competencies and Desired Qualifications

The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following competencies:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a Health related field.
  • 5-10 years of Surgical Technology Professional Experience.
  • 5 years’ experience in classroom instruction.
  • Experience, by education or employment, with curriculum design and evaluation, as well as student assessment.



Salary Information

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Academic/Calendar Year


Work Schedule Information

Tenure Track; Academic-Year work schedule

Application Close Date


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Disability Accommodations

CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you should require an accommodation during the application process, please notify the Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311.

EEO Statement

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. CCRI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, marital, citizenship status and veteran status in all employment matters. CCRI espouses that all employees and applicants have a right to equal opportunity in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Sexual harassment is a form of gender-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Reports can be made available upon request.

How to apply

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