Overview

The Department of Allied Health Programs at Santa Fe College is seeking a nine (9) month Assistant Professor for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program to promote and encourage student success through quality instruction and real world learning experiences beginning Fall 2018.

Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography will develop, prepare and teach a variety of DMS coursework. Areas of instruction include imaging, anatomy, hemodynamics, pathophysiology, principles of ultrasound physics, sonographic techniques, manipulation and interpretation of resulting data, as well as associated labs. Candidates must have the flexibility to teach at different times and clinical sites throughout the academic year. Full-time faculty have a primary nine (9) month contract based on teaching 15 credit hours in the Fall and 15 credit hours in the Spring; teaching opportunities beyond contractual obligations during the summer may be available for additional compensation based upon departmental need.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Plan, organize and deliver instruction, evaluate student learning, manage course activities, consult and mentor students and participate in professional development for the improvement of the DMS program.
  • Maintain consistent communication with students, clinical assistants, clinical instructors, and clinical sites.
  • Document regular scheduled visits to clinical education centers to assess students’ clinical instruction.
  • Provide coordination, direction and guidance to clinical instructors.
  • Establish and maintain clinical affiliates in order to provide appropriate clinical education experiences for students.
  • Maintain clinical records to include student attendance, site evaluation and clinical proficiencies.
  • Schedule clinical externship, follow up with program graduates and survey local employers to determine the needs of the program.
  • Organize and participate in student recruitment, admissions and advisement initiatives for the DMS program.
  • Participate in continuing education to improve instructional skills and stay abreast of trends in the field of sonography.
  • Ensure compliance with program accreditation standards.
  • Assist in the development of DMS academic policies and procedures.
  • Participate in public relations activities for the DMS program and maintain involvement in state and national professional organizations.
  • Strictly honor the privacy, security and confidentiality of student records and other sensitive information according to appropriate state, federal and college regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Chair, Allied Health ProgramsQualifications

Required: An Associate’s degree in Sonography plus an American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification in Abdominal and Obstetrics and Gynecology with at least three (3) years of full-time experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, as well as a minimum of one (1) year of teaching experience in a clinical or academic setting is required. A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred: A credential in vascular technology and experience with classroom technologies and productivity tools are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The Assistant Professor requires the ability to deliver a high level of interactive customer service, develop and maintain collaborative relationships inside and outside of the College, proactively solve problems, prioritize effectively and manage multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of accuracy. This position must possess strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills accompanied by proficient computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft Suite of Office Applications and other software programs. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to student success and excellence in undergraduate education with the ability to work a flexible schedule at multiple sites. The Assistant Professor must be able to work well with staff at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment.

Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, an up-to-date resume, letter of intent, three (3) current letters of recommendation, as well as college transcripts and certifications to be considered for this position. The letter of intent must describe your interest in working as the Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Santa Fe College and explains the skills, strengths and experience you can bring to this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.