Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Technology (CVT)

Salary Low: 
Job Closed: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

Job Term:

Application Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019

Salary & Benefits: Starting Salary is based on rank and applicable steps for related work experience as per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule. Promotional placement is not limited to the posted salary range maximum. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.

Classification: Full-time Faculty, 9-Month Exempt, Career & Technical Education, Continuing Contact (Tenure Track).

Location: Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd Street, W Building, Gainesville, Florida 32606.

Overview: Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community college in the United States. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60% of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the University system.

The Department of Allied Health Programs at Santa Fe College is seeking a nine (9) month Assistant Professor for the Cardiovascular Technology Programs to promote and encourage student success through quality instruction and practical learning experiences beginning Spring 2020.

Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Technology Programs will develop, prepare and teach a variety of coursework. Areas of instruction include: anatomy and physiology; hemodynamics; pathophysiology; principles of ultrasound physics; sonographic techniques; manipulation and interpretation of resulting data. 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 in didactic, laboratory and/or classroom settings to promote student success within a community college setting.
• Support and promote the college and departmental missions centered on excellence in teaching and learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, and service.
• Collaborate with department chair, faculty, and peers to evaluate, revise, and develop curriculum to cultivate the mastery of course content.
• Evaluate student learning, manage course activities, consult and mentor students and participate in professional development for the improvement of the CVT program.
• Maintain consistent communication with students, clinical assistants, clinical instructors, and clinical sites.
• Provide students with frequent, timely assessment of and clear feedback regarding academic performance.
• Appropriately document student progress and maintain records including attendance, grading and student learning outcomes.
• Verify students clinical paperwork, health records and required screenings are complete prior to students clinical internship.
• 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.
• Oversee the CEU program with clinical affiliates.
• Organize and participate in student recruitment, admissions and advisement initiatives for the CVT program.
• Maintain current knowledge of the discipline and educational methodologies through continuing professional development.
• Participate in meetings and program advisory committee work as designated.
• Ensure effective program operation and compliance with CAAHEP, SACS, or other regulatory agency requirements.
• Assist in the development of CVT academic policies and procedures.
• Participate in public relations activities for the CVT program and maintain involvement in state and national professional organizations.
• Maintain good standings in professional societies.
• Maintain appropriate office hours proportionate to the instructional assignment.
• Assist with implementation of college policies, procedures, and practices in accordance with SF college philosophy, values, and mission.
• 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.
• Commitment to students and excellence in undergraduate education.
• Work a flexible schedule at multiple worksites.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Chair, Allied Health Programs

Required: A bachelor’s degree. Must have at least three years of full-time experience as a sonographer in a clinical setting as well as one year of teaching experience in a clinical or academic setting. Must have a credential in vascular ultrasound from CCI or ARDMS.

Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred: A master’s degree. A credential in echocardiography.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
• Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
• Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
• Problem Solving – proven skills in identifying issues, determining their cause, developing creative solutions, and following through with implementing resolutions.
• Critical Thinking & Judgement - able to make well-reasoned, sensible, and timely decisions based on careful, objective review and informed analysis of available information, considerations, and other factors.
• Detail Oriented - Proven accuracy and attention to detail.
• Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
• Multi-task - Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply the appropriate response.
• Multi-cultural- Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural 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, Cardiovascular Technology 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.