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Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor - Radiation Sciences


Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor - Radiation Sciences

  • req2515
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Radiation Sciences/College of Health Professions
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery - the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Mission or Goal of Unit:

The mission of the College of Health Professions (CHP) is to create influential leaders in health care who embrace equity and model excellence through inclusive teaching and learning, thoughtful advancement of cross-cultural knowledge, meaningful service to others, innovative technologies, and scientific discoveries that promote health and health equity and eliminate health disparities.

The mission of the Department of Radiation Sciences is to enable a diverse student body to develop its fullest potential; to graduate baccalaureate level radiologic science professionals who demonstrate outstanding technical, communication, patient, and critical thinking skills. The Department is committed to enhance diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Finally, Department faculty have a responsibility to provide service to their profession and to the university community.

Chief Purpose of this position: We are seeking applicants for an open rank, 12- month, term faculty position in the Department of Radiation Sciences’ diagnostic medical sonography program. The program clinical coordinator will utilize experience in clinical radiologic sciences and educational methodologies to provide classroom and experiential teaching (i.e., laboratory and clinical courses) to a diverse student body. Faculty is expected to conduct service in support of the Department, College and University.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Teaching
    • Develop and present coursework in the sonography program and core radiation science courses.
    • Pursue excellence by utilizing appropriate teaching strategies.
    • Develop course objectives, content collaboration with the department chair and in accordance with the program goals.
    • Coordinate clinical education with didactic education as assigned by the program director
    • Actively participate in course and curricular evaluation and development.
  • Research
    • Contribute to the department’s research and scholarship profile.
  • Service
    • Actively participate in department, college, and/or university committees as needed.
    • Serve in professional organizations (e.g., reviewer, conference organizer, etc.).
    • Advise students, maintain student records.
    • Effectively communicate within and outside the department in order to achieve programmatic goals.
  • Other
    • Liaison between existing/potential clinical affiliates and the DMS program director/DMS students to:
      • Maintain strong working relationships through effective and routine communication
        assure student’s clinical requirements are fulfilled.
      • Assure all clinical affiliates are have a thorough understanding of the clinical documentation system (eValue).
    • Develop and distribute clinical rotation schedules for students.
    • Adhere to the policies and procedures set forth by the Clinical Handbook.
    • Routinely conduct clinical site visits, document communication, visits, and correspondences in a timely fashion.
    • Evaluate and ensure the effectiveness and equitability of clinical experiences for concentrations students are enrolled in.
    • Provide clinical instruction and document the evaluation and progression of clinical performance leading to clinical competence.
    • Report student progress and clinical concerns to the program director on a regular basis.
    • Seek to establish and/or maintain clinical sites to support growth of the DMS program.
    • Participate and record minutes during DMS advisory board meetings.
    • Participate in student recruitment via interview processes for admissions.

Required Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate degree at the time of hire (candidates without a graduate degree will be required to obtain a degree within 5 years of hire).
  • Certification in in sonography (RDMS or ASRT).
  • 2 years of clinical experience in sonography.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Documented experience in supervision, instruction, evaluation, student guidance, and in educational theories and techniques as a collegiate educator in Sonography.
  • Multiple professional certifications (e.g., Abdomen, Ob/GYN, MSK, Vascular, etc.).
  • History of professional service and research.
  • Graduate degree.

The position will be available January 2023. Salary, rank and tenure eligibility will be commensurate with education and experience. Applications accepted until February 1, 2022.


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