DATE: September 23, 2022

TITLE: Instructor/Assistant Professor-Program Coordinator - Surgical Technology Program

CAMPUS: Grant Campus in Brentwood



RANK: Faculty



Suffolk County Community College is the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and primarily serves an audience of more than 1.5 million residents of Suffolk County. The region benefits from an exceptionally high quality of life, with access to world-class arts, sports, New York City, and the natural resources of Long Island. The Program Coordinator leads the program to maintain accreditation by ARC/STSA and CAAHEP. The Program Coordinator reports directly to the Academic Chair of Allied Health Sciences.


Currently Suffolk County Community College is searching for a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track Instructor/Assistant Professor to serve as the Program Coordinator for the Surgical Technology Program. This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision, vacation days, deferred compensation and a defined benefit plan (pension plan).


This position requires expertise in the field of Surgical Technology and an understanding of related industries. Suffolk County Community College is committed to open access, equity, and student success, and candidates for faculty positions should be prepared to demonstrate their commitment to these values. SUNY Suffolk seeks faculty who value the opportunity to form strong and supportive relationships with its students. Faculty are scheduled to teach based on the needs of students and their department, and candidates may occasionally teach several different course preps or in more than one modality.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching and to professional development.  The faculty member will demonstrate openness to pedagogical innovation, including, but not limited to, the integration of technology and distance education into the curriculum. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Be responsible for all aspects of the Surgical Technology program, including the organization, administration, continuous improvement, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the program and the program budget.
  • Maintain a credential in surgical technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
  • Will participate on search committees to hire faculty and will facilitate faculty meetings per institutional requirements.
  • Administer and lead Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings.
  • Maintains Surgical Technology program accreditation.
  • Develop a program of student assessment and evaluation.
  • Remain current with developments in the scholarship of teaching. Use the latest supportive instructional technology and alternative delivery methods.
  • Maintain knowledge of current industry trends by attending conferences, joining professional organizations, and performing related tasks. Gains and maintains required professional certifications, including requirements related to applicable State statutes, and accreditation, all within the designated timeframes.
  • Design and maintain curriculum for the program, including: developing course syllabi, organizing and maintaining classroom(s) to facilitate learning; maintaining and updating existing course curriculum to meet required accreditation standards.
  • Perform institutional requirements, including: participating in events and meetings as required; orienting new instructors; and planning events to assist in promoting the program.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external partners to recruit students. Markets the Surgical Technology program, and participates in planning for expansion of the student pool.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with clinical partners and other program directors. Works collaboratively with these other external entities to promote student recruitment, retention, and job placement.
  • Attends ARC/STSA & EdAccred AccredX conference annually.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor Degree with an emphasis in Surgical Technology accredited by a nationally recognized programmatic accreditation agency; with five (5) years of 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.
  • Certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBTSSA).
  • Possess proficiency in instructional methodology, curriculum design, and program planning.
  • Must incorporate an appreciation of diverse identities, backgrounds, cultures and perspectives into courses.


  • Experience with program accreditation.


The exact salary will be determined by prior experience and placement on the salary scale negotiated by the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College.

Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051

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New York State Office Building
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