Assistant Professor of Radiologic Technology

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 19, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our students. As a 2019 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the world.


Job Description:

The Department of Biology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Radiologic Technology at the assistant professor rank to begin September 1, 2021. A clinical educator is sought with a background that enables teaching junior and senior radiology classes, as well as other courses that contribute to the major of a bachelor's degree in health sciences with a concentration in Radiologic Technology.

MCLA seeks a candidate committed to high quality teaching, mentoring and advising in the environment of a small liberal arts college, with a plan for scholarly work involving undergraduate students.

Responsibilities

· Demonstrated knowledge of program goals, clinical objectives, and clinical evaluation systems

· Provide students with appropriate and adequate clinical supervision and instruction while in the clinical setting.

· Assist Clinical Preceptors in the clinical settings with duties such as completing Affective and Technical Evaluations on each student assigned to their supervision or aiding with simulations.

· Assist technologists in the clinical setting by answering questions about competency evaluations

· Communicate student's progress, strengths, and weakness to the Clinical Coordinator as needed.

· Maintain confidentiality in accordance with program policy

· Document clinical activities through the appropriate clinical site visit evaluation form.

· Continue professional growth through study, research, participation in professional and learned societies, conferences, and workshop attendance, and/or through contributions to scholarly publications.

· Assist the clinical coordinator in supervising students' clinical experience at the affiliated clinical sites, which may include visits to assigned clinical affiliates to ensure compliance with provided guidelines.

· Work with the clinical coordinator and program coordinator to Integrate clinical education with didactic education.

· Evaluate student work

· Participate in didactic and/or clinical instruction

· Support the Program Director and Clinical Coordinator to ensure effective program operation.

· Participate in the Radiologic Technology program and Health Science major assessment process.

· Contribute to periodic review and revision of clinical course materials

· Maintain current knowledge of program policies, procedures, student progress, and imaging techniques.

· Report to the Clinical Coordinator or Program Director all matters pertaining to clinical site activities and contractual obligations.

· Contribute to updates of the Clinical Handbook

· Support the Clinical Competency System of Clinical Education for the Program

· Conduct image analysis sessions with students at clinical sites

· Maintain current knowledge of the discipline and educational methodologies by participating in continuing education programs and professional growth activities, and documenting the ARRT minimum of 24 C.E. credits for Radiography credentialing

· Teach Radiography classroom and/or lab courses as assigned, that do not directly conflict with clinical education responsibilities

· Maintain current knowledge of program policies, procedures, and student progress

· Perform other duties as requested by the Program Director


Requirements:

Required Qualifications

· An earned master's degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution of higher education by the start of the position

· Current certification in an advanced modality (M, CT, IR or MRI)

· Documentation of two years' clinical experience in the professional discipline

· Documentation of one year's experience as an instructor in a JRCERT accredited program

· Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification and registration, or equivalent in radiography

· Massachusetts state radiography licensure by the start of the position

Additional Considerations

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Excellent interpersonal and time management skills

· Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

· Ability to actively participate in advisory boards, student organizations, and system committees

· Experience in creating, implementing, and evaluating an annual professional development plan

· Evidence of advising and mentoring experience with undergraduate students

· Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse students and faculty groups

· Evidence of proficiency in curriculum development, supervision, evaluation, and instruction


Additional Information:

For questions regarding your application or specifics of this position, please contact hr@mcla.edu.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that they operate, which extends to admission and employment at MCLA. MCLA is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") to not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be directed to each respective MCLA's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.

Nicole Comstock
Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
Phone: (413) 662-5571
Email: Nicole.comstock@mcla.edu
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov


Application Instructions:

Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and an explanation of research interests and agenda.

Priority consideration for applications submitted by November 20, 2020.

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