Diagnostic Medical Sonography Faculty

River Grove, Illinois
Sep 16, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College


EDUCATION: Associates' degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

REGISTRATION / LICENSURE: American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in abdomen (AB), OB-Gyn (OB), and Registered Vascual Technologist (RVT)

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a full-time (35+ hours per week) general sonographer. Instruction experience in a clinical, didactic, or laboratory setting is required.

KNOWLEDGE: Candidate should possess an equity-minded focus and understanding of the diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; ability to successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

SKILLS: Proficient in instruction, evaluation, and academic advising. Must be able to function independently and be responsible for course planning and instruction in the classroom, lab, or clinical settings. 


EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree

KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of the Blackboard Learning Management System. If applicant has no prior experience with Blackboard, the applicant, if hired, will be required to complete training as determined by the program Coordinator and Dean.  


Directly responsible to the Department Chairperson or appropriate administrator.

1. Guides student learning in the facts, skills, and appreciations pertaining to the assigned courses.

2. Considers the general and special needs of the students, assists them in meeting those needs, and when necessary, seeks additional help from other college services.

3. Informs students of educational and occupational opportunities.

4. Observes schedule as approved by the department chairperson/program coordinator and appropriate administrator.

5. Cooperates with the department chairperson/program coordinator, department members, and the appropriate administrators in the development of the curriculum, in the preparation and update of course syllabi, course outlines, and the selection of textbooks.

6. Recommends library books and other instructional materials.

7. Assists in the organization and meeting of advisory committees where applicable.

8. Consults with department chairperson/coordinator on matters pertaining to departmental issues or concerns; observes proper channels of communications.

9. When needed, maintains an inventory of assigned equipment and supplies.

10. Submits midterm and final grade reports, deficiency notices, attendance records, and any other reports pertaining to the assigned course.

11. Participates in the formation of policies and regulations and assists in enforcing the regulations. Informs department chairperson/program coordinator in writing of any pending problem that might have a detrimental effect on the college.

12. Participates in faculty and professional organizations.

13. Attends scheduled monthly departmental/program meetings when there is no conflict with a professional responsibility.

14. Distributes to all students each term a course outline which covers the class requirements, grading procedure, attendance requirements and objectives the instructor feels are appropriate.