Assistant Professor-Radiologic Technology, Clinical Coord. TENURE TRACK

Grand Rapids, Michigan
APSS, Level B, $16.66 – 21.91 per hour
Feb 28, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Date:                                                     February 28, 2017

Title:                                                      Assistant Professor- Radiologic Technology, Clinical Coordinator



Position Number:                           783

Academic Calendar Year:              42 weeks

Date Available:                                  Fall 2017 (Begin August 7, 2017)

Annual Salary Range:                      $63,645 (Master’s Degree); $58,457 (Bachelor’s Degree)

Reports to:                                          Associate Dean, School of Workforce Development

Close Date:                                        Posted until filled.  First review March 28, 2017


GRCC is seeking faculty who possess an interest in working with diverse student populations from a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability; engage in and develop innovative teaching strategies; effectively assess student learning outcomes; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development; and provide service to our students, the college, and our community at large.

Faculty members are responsible to GRCC and to each other for the successful completion of departmental work, as well as work associated with the School of Workforce Development and GRCC as a whole. In addition to the major position responsibilities, it is expected that faculty demonstrate outstanding communications skills, collaborate effectively, use personal initiative to overcome obstacles and work efficiently to meet deadlines.  In an environment where innovation is valued, each faculty member will take responsibility to perform their work in a manner consistent with both the letter and the spirit of GRCC values.

Essential Job Functions

Major Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teach Radiologic Technology courses in Imaging, Radiation Protection, Physics, Positioning, Patient Care, Ethics, Pathology and Sectional Imaging.
  • Perform responsibilities associated with clinical coordination, including but not limited to: Clinical assignments, student supervision, clinical instruction, maintaining student records and grading, maintaining clinical documents, establishing and maintaining professional relationships with community based clinical sites.
  • Effectively assess, document, and advise students regarding their academic and clinical performance.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a learning centered environment in the classroom.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Academic Service Learning.
  • Incorporate new technologies and methods for enhanced teaching and learning into instructional methods.

Major Professional Development Responsibilities:

  • Engage in on-going professional development to maintain expertise in the field and communicate outcomes with faculty and administration.
  • Maintain professional licensure and applicable membership(s), including ASRT.


Major Student Service Responsibilities:

  • Advise students on curriculum, academic programs, employment and career goals; serve as Radiologic Technology Student Club sponsor.
  • Participate in departmental student academic advising plans.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities. 

    Department and College Service Responsibilities:

  • Provide departmental leadership as clinical coordinator.
  • Serve as primary administrator of the Trajecsys site.  Make pertinent student/staff updates, and transfer grades from Trajecsys, as needed.  Educate clinical staff and students regarding the use of Trajecsys.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of the Program and the College by participating in academic program review; curriculum development, evaluation and revision; committee membership; department meetings, clinical instructor meetings, and advisory committee meetings.
  • Assist the Program Director in the preparation of reports and other required documents.
  • Contribute to program accreditation processes and reports as determined by the Program Director.
  • Assist in marketing and promoting of departmental and college programs and events (such as department tours, open houses, job fairs, etc.).
  • Promote the department by creating partnerships with state and local communities, businesses and schools.
  • Lead, advise and support adjunct faculty to ensure consistent standards and instructional practices within each course.
  • Adhere to college processes, policies and contractual obligations.
  • Support the College’s Strategic Plan through departmental and college action projects as appropriate.
  • Support the department and the college through other work expected of GRCC faculty members.

Job Specifications


  • Master’s Degree in Education or Health related field preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in Education or Health related field required.  Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree may be considered with the understanding that a Master’s degree must be achieved prior to receiving tenure.
  • Current ARRT registration.
  • Current certification in CT, MRI, Mammography or Interventional Radiography modality preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years (4,000 hours) current experience in Radiologic Technology in a hospital setting within the last 5 years.
  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience preferred.
  • Previous experience as a clinical coordinator in a Radiologic Technology program highly desired. 

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • Physical Strength—assist in transferring patients from wheelchairs and beds to X-ray tables and vice versa. Patients may be comatose, paralyzed or suffering from some degree of incapacity. The student may have to move heavy equipment, such as a portable X-ray machine, to different locations.
  • Mobility—stand and reach overhead to position the X-ray tube hanging from the ceiling; move quickly in an emergency; and be able to perform work while standing for long periods of time.
  • Hearing—ability to hear faint sounds from a distance of 15 feet—the approximate distance between the control panel of exposure switches and the X-ray table where the patient is being placed. He/she must also be able to hear faint signals emitted by a dysfunctioning machine.
  • Visual Discrimination—vision that enables him/her to differentiate changing colors of X-ray films and to read markings on dials, monitors etc.
  • Coordination—Good motor skills, eye-hand coordination skills, and sensory function in at least one upper limb are needed to align body parts of a patient with the film. Some of the other functions requiring dexterity include filling syringes, putting on surgical gloves, and manipulating locks on equipment.
  • Manual Dexterity—Gross motor skills such as standing, walking, and writing. In addition, fine motor skills are needed (such as the ability to make insertion of IV lines, calibrate equipment, draw blood, and so on).
  • Communication Skills—ability to communicate orally and in writing. For example, he/she must be able to read and give directions and instructions clearly and to accurately record health data from patients.

    Mental Demands:

  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to students and staff in an academic setting.
  • High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
  • Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.

    Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work in a classroom and laboratory in an academic setting well as external clinical sites.
  • Must be able to travel to various clinical sites
  • Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor office environment.
  • Ability to cope effectively with the emotional demands associated with various learning environments
  • Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people
  • Must possess skills necessary to relate to others verbally and/or in writing
  • Adhere to the code of ethics, safety regulations, and use sound judgment in regards to safety of self and others.
  • Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.


    To apply for this position, please visit our website at   Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position.  Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three professional reference letters.  Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics.  The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.