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Faculty & Program Chair, Ophthalmic Technician Program

Ophthalmic Technician

Littleton, CO
ID: 588

Arapahoe Community College was established in 1965 as the first two-year college in the greater Denver area. ACC provides students with innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities. We are committed to preparing learners for life success by upholding the highest academic standards and supporting the growth and success of each individual.

The Faculty & Program Chair for the Ophthalmic Technician is responsible for developing and implementing the didactic and clinical education components of the ophthalmic technician curriculum at ACC.

The Faculty & Program Chair is a full-time, 9-month faculty position in the School of Health & Public Services. ACC Faculty teach 15 credits each fall and spring semester. Faculty may have the option to teach courses during the summer semester for additional compensation. Courses may be taught using both traditional and non-traditional delivery methods; courses are offered during the day, evening, and on the weekends. Faculty are expected to develop and evaluate curriculum, advise students, assess student learning, and maintain required office and campus hours. The Faculty & Program Chair also recruits, hires, develops, and manages part-time Instructors.

The Faculty & Program Chair will serve as the JCAHPO Program Director and perform related administrative duties including overseeing program assessment, developing and evaluating curriculum, coordinating clinical practicums and providing clinical instructor orientation, serving on advisory committees, and maintaining relationships with industry healthcare providers.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Current JCAHPO certification at the Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) level or higher and in good standing.
  • Three years work experience as a COT.
  • One year of teaching or training experience in ophthalmology or another health-related field.
  • Must hold, or qualify to obtain a postsecondary CTE credential, including 4,000 paid non-teaching occupational hours within the last 5 years.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the curriculum competencies and skills.
  • Understand different learning styles and teaching methodologies.

For additional information on Faculty and Instructor qualifications refer to  AP 3-10b.

Physical & Cognitive Demands

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.

  • Occasionally moves, positions, and transports items weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • This position operates in an office, classroom, lab, and/or clinical facility. Constantly uses a computer, and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
  • The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
  • May be required to work out of and travel between all ACC campus locations. Local travel to off-site meetings and clinical facilities is required.
  • May require the ability to work remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at (303) 797-5715 or

Advertised Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $57,754 to $70,194, commensurate with education and experience. This salary is based on 166 contract days within an academic year (August - May). The projected start date for this position is January 2022; salary will be prorated based on the number of contract days worked. This is a full-time, 9-month, FLSA exempt position. This position has been exempted from the State Classified System. Questions about salary should be directed to

To Apply

All applicants must submit a resume, detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement, unofficial transcripts, copies of applicable certifications, names and contact information for three professional references, and a completed application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. To submit your application, scroll to the bottom of this page.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at

Closing Date

This position will be open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Benefits for faculty are administered through the SBCCOE Trust. Effective July 1, 2015, employees in faculty positions that are budgeted at .75 FTE or more are eligible for benefits beginning on their date of hire. Information regarding benefits can be found at the CCCS Employee Benefits site. Additional information regarding leave accruals can be found in BP 3-60. Non-classified, benefit-eligible employees are also eligible for tuition assistance.

Faculty are required to contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their salary and do not contribute to Social Security. ACC/CCCS offers three tax-deferred investment plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457.

AP 3-55 provides information regarding salary placement and adjustments.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
  • Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
  • Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.

Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected class or category under applicable local, state, or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including admissions). 

We seek to respect, understand, and embrace the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, and the community we proudly serve. As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equitable and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.

For information regarding Arapahoe Community College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campuses and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please contact the ACC Campus Police Department at 303.797.5800,, or Room M2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.