Utah State University

Surgical Technology Lecturer

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2023 6:54 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Minimum $55,000 with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University seeks a Surgical Technology Lecturer for the Blanding Campus. This is a full-time non-tenure track academic position.  Teaching appointment is 95% teaching and 5% service. Estimated Start is August 1, 2023.


  • Full-time, academic year professional teaching position on the Blanding campus and collaborating with Health Professions faculty at Moab and USU Eastern campuses.
  • The primary responsibility will be to teach surgical technology courses.
  • Educator delivers class and/or clinical instructions according to an approved curriculum using accepted and effective teaching methods.
  • Educator will be expected to develop daily lesson plans, provide academic advising, participate in department training, attend meetings, and engage in campus and community service.
  • Teach both theoretical and practical learning experiences.
  • Direct, guide and evaluate student performance in a laboratory setting.
  • The typical teaching load is four courses each semester (fall and spring).
  • Travel to other Health Profession classroom sites in Southeast Utah


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Hold a credential in the surgical technology field from a nationally recognized and accredited credentialing agency (Supervisors of a surgical technology program hired after July 1, 2010, hold the
  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential);
  • Possess a minimum of three (3) years of operating room experience in the scrub role within the last five (5) years or three (3) years teaching in the field of surgical technology prior to employment;
  • Must meet all regulatory and accreditation qualifications;
  • Computer proficiency including knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • Current CPR card.
  • Access to reliable transportation to perform essential job functions.
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a health sciences or related health sciences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated training in educational methods, testing and evaluation with evidence strength in instructional methodology, delivery, and pedagogical techniques.
  • Prior teaching experience is especially in a technology-augmented classroom.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10” 
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Teaching Philosophy
    3. Copy of CST Credential
    4. Unofficial Transcript

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $55,000 with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

USU Blanding is located in Utah's Canyon Country in the southeastern corner of the state. Blanding City and the surrounding area provides a beautiful back-drop for a stellar education. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience beautiful scenery and varied outdoor activities from site-seeing and museums to climbing, hiking, and ATV trail-riding.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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