Instructor-Surgical Technology, 12-Month

Instructor-Surgical Technology, 12-Month


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, North Carolina, 28034


$58,440.00 - $69,132.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Closes: Sunday, September 1, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, April 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Full Time

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications


  • Associate degree in Surgical Technology from a regionally accredited college - Required
  • Possess a credential in the field of surgical technology through a national certificationprogram that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA) - Required
  • Must meet minimum national accreditation standards (SACSCOC) and minimum criteria of other relevant accrediting, licensing, and credentialing agencies in the area of teaching assignment


  • Have a minimum of five years of documented experience, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past ten years – Required.
  • Ability to interpret and apply College goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the ability to collaborate well with others. 


  • Standard higher education, hospital, clinical, medical facility work environment
  • Possible exposure to typical elements associated with a clinical classroom and clinical environment
  • Possible exposure to communicable disease
  • Possible exposure to medical equipment injuries, human tissue and body fluids
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines


  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 25 pounds
  • Frequent standing, walking, stooping, and bending required
  • Exposure to typical elements associated with a clinical classroom and lab environment
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Community college teaching experience and knowledge of curriculum development – Preferred

Position Description




** This position is also eligible for a one-time $10,000.00 sign on bonus**

A full-time faculty member is a College employee whose primary assignment involves teaching or the direct support of teaching. The position of full-time faculty member is a demanding one that involves delivery of instruction, preparation and evaluation of such instruction, accessibility to students, committee assignments, and service to College and community.




  1. Create a dynamic, learner-centered environment that supports the diverse learning needs of the student population based on educational theory and evidence-based teaching practices
  2. Provide quality instruction, in the classroom, lab, and clinical settings to optimize student learning and outcomes 
  3. Create and maintain course documents as appropriate for assigned content such as class sessions, learning activities, exams, lab sessions, clinical guidelines, etc. 
  4. Develop and maintain strong working and collegial relationships with co-workers and students focused on establishing mutual respect and teamwork in a culturally diverse environment that may include differences such as academic preparation and learning abilities
  5. Evaluate students fairly on the basis of program criteria with timely formative and summative evaluations and assign student grades in accordance with college policy and the achievement of course objectives as stated in the syllabus
  6. Provide learning support, maintain regular office hours, and maintain overall accessibility to students, which necessitates flexibility in arranging out-of-class consultations to accommodate student needs
  7. Maintain accurate records (i.e., student attendance and performance and data bases according to program needs or accreditation requirements), and submit completed reports in a timely manner
  8. Attend and participate in scheduled course, program, department, division, and college-wide meetings and all applicable graduations 
  9. Serve on College committees, assist in student recruitment and retention, and participate in activities that enhance the college’s service to students and to the community
  10. Remain current and competent in knowledge, skills, and abilities for professional field of study and clinical expertise through professional development
  11. Participate in development, implementation, and evaluation of program as required by accrediting agencies
  12. Meet all applicable clinical compliance requirements including, but not limited to, health physicals, immunizations (e.g., influenza and COVID-19), drug screening, and criminal background
  13. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener