Utah State University

Surgical Technology Lecturer

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 8 months 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


* updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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