Division of Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Faculty Position
Rank: Instructor or Assistant Professor, Assistant Clinical Coordinator
Functions and Responsibilities
The College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position in the Division of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, resourceful individual to contribute to an established, high quality program that enjoys strong institutional and community support. The faculty position is a 12-month non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, beginning January 2018. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications.
The faculty member will report to the chair of the Director of the Division of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and will have primary responsibility of assisting with the implementation, evaluation, and revision of the didactic and clinical curriculum. This individual will be responsible for planning instruction, presenting lectures and laboratory instruction, developing and grading examinations and assignments, and recruiting guest lecturers. He/ she will also be actively involved with student recruitment, advising, and admissions; faculty meetings or committees; and scholarly activity.
- Current RVT and RDMS (Abd and Ob/Gyn) certifications with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
- Bachelor’s degree in a health-related or education discipline
- Minimum of 2 years’ recent clinical experience
- Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to identify and solve problems
- Master’s degree in a health-related or education discipline
- RDCS certification with the ARDMS
- Recent teaching experience in diagnostic medical sonography
- Active involvement in professional activities at the local, state or national level
- Demonstrated scholarly activities
- Design and deliver instruction in area(s) of expertise
- Assist the Clinical Coordinator in managing the clinical education component of the program
- Engage in scholarly and service activities consistent with university, college, and expectations for core faculty
- Contribute to program and curriculum assessment and planning activities
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program admits 12 students per year for the full-time, 22-month Bachelor of Science degree track. A total of 24 students are enrolled in the DMS program at any one time. An online degree completion option is also available for ARDMS-credentialed sonographers wanting to earn a BS degree in diagnostic medical sonography. Admission into the DMS program is competitive and is based on utilizing an individualized, holistic admission process that considers both academic and non-academic admission factors.
The curriculum emphasizes active learning methods that focus on integration and application of material and critical thinking skills. In-class sessions incorporate problem-based and team-based learning, as well as inter-professional learning experiences. Students utilize skills and concepts acquired in class in real-world, hands-on clinical practicums.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the international certification examinations administered by the ARDMS in Abdominal, Obstetrical/Gynecological, and either Adult Cardiac or Vascular Imaging.
The Division of Diagnostic Medical Sonography offers a traditional bachelor’s degree program and a bachelor’s degree completion program. The program maintains clinical affiliations with numerous clinical facilities in central, southwest, and northwest Arkansas.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas and the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS offers 64 professional and specialist degree programs and certificates through our Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate School. The campus offers state of the art library and clinical simulation facilities. Programs at the campus are designed to promote inter-professional learning and clinical experiences.
Evaluation of applications will be begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Please send a curriculum vitae and letter of interest electronically to:
Anthony L. Baker, M.Ed., RDMS, RVT
Director, Division of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
College of Health Professions
UAMS Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences
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