Full-time teaching faculty position will serve as the program director and faculty for our Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, energetic registered professional sonographer.
The program director provides oversight and supervision of the program operations, maintains the curriculum and accreditation standards, maintains relationships with the clinical affiliates, and ensures the general effectiveness of the program.
Primary Function: To assist in the learning process of students by understanding how students develop and learn, how they are motivated and the effects of peer interactions on learning; by knowing his/her discipline and how to help students know the discipline; by learning what is new in the discipline, and what is newly available through technology and changing pedagogical methods; by thinking of teaching as helping others; by being a student of society and the worlds in which students live.
Responsibilities: working with students and other faculty to give instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the College Catalog: (1) Planning the instructional offerings: (a) maintain curriculum currently and participate in course level and program level academic assessment; (b) acquaint all students with course requirements during the first week of classes and provide each student with periodic evaluations of his/her progress; c) participate in all areas of divisional and departmental responsibilities; (d) select textbooks and other instructional materials in compliance with developed college policies; (e) comply with all provisions as noted in the Contract with Local #3579 of the American Federation of Teachers. (2) Facilitating the instructional process: (a) recommend the purchase of library books and other instructional resources necessary for the effective implementation of the instructional program; (b) assist in the recruitment of full-time faculty members as provided in the Policies and Procedures Manual; (c) approve all student withdrawals from class; (d) carry on an effective student advising program and implement the referral program to ensure that students who require counseling are directed to the appropriate staff member. (3) Participating in all regularly scheduled meetings of the department/division and professional staff. (4) Preparing preliminary budget materials for submission to the appropriate dean. (5) Implementing special responsibilities: prepare a list annually of special assignments that reflect institutional and individual goals and ambitions appropriate to the position and the administrative team.
Currently registered Sonographer required.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited College or University required. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: Minimum two (2) years of full-time professional experience as a registered Sonographer. Experience and demonstrated proficiency in curriculum development and the appropriate credential in OB/GYN and Abdomen specific to one or more of the concentrations offered required.
Northampton Community College is the college of choice for one in four graduates of high schools in Northampton County and home to 3 of the last 7 Pennsylvania Professors of the Year. The College, characterized by a vibrant and engaged student culture, serves more than 36,000 students each year in credit and non-credit programs housed on its three campuses. In addition to the main campus in Bethle...hem and the Fowler Center in South Bethlehem, NCC recently opened a brand new state of the art 84 acre Gold LEED certified campus in Monroe County. The student body is diverse in age and ethnicity with students from 24 states, 53 counties and 47 countries. In addition to offering degrees and certificates in more than 100 academic and career fields, Northampton is home to a nationally renowned fab lab, a fine-dining restaurant, a Center for Business and Industry that provides customized training for many area employers and research and development facilities. It is the only community college in PA with residence halls. The College is also one of the largest employers in the region with more than 1,300 full- and part-time employees. In 2013, the College was named the top large employer in the Lehigh Valley by The Morning Call based on employee feedback on the culture of the workplace. Recent national recognition includes designation as one the top 150 Community Colleges by the Aspen Institute, #4 in Technology by the Center for Digital Education, and selection as one of only four colleges to win the initial round of 100,000 Strong in the Americas funding from the State Department. NCC has an active Foundation Board and one of the nation’s largest community college endowments, $40M+. Northampton Community College is located in the Lehigh Valley, the third most populous region in the state of Pennsylvania, and within 1.5 hours of both New York City and Philadelphia.
NCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, energetically committed to increasing diversity among faculty and staff. Applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.