Imaging Sciences Professor, Full-time Temporary or Tenure-track

Imaging Sciences Professor, Full-time Temporary or Tenure-track

locationTacoma, WA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/14/2024
ExpiresExpires: 6/13/2024
Full Time
3 - 5 Years
$51,000 to $60,000 per year

Priority Consideration Date: July 7, 2024

Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington State with a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup and Squaxin Island Tribes. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to Reservations to make way for colonizers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup and Squaxin Island people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of our community. Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and local black-owned businesses.  In addition, we strongly support the Stop Asian Hate movement and have an active Asian Pacific Islander Student Club as well as an Asian and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Coalition. TCC is committed to developing more culturally responsive curricula by infusing and incorporating more educational content focused on the lives, experiences, and contributions of Native, Black, Asian, and other marginalized communities. We continually strive to become an anti-racist institution.  
To grow our workforce, we are seeking creative, collaborative faculty who are reflective of the diverse community we serve. Tacoma Community College is a public Associate- and Bachelor’s-granting institution that serves a student-body of approximately 12,000 students.  Our students are 27% students of color, 60% female, and have a median age of 26.  We embrace our identity as a community college.   Our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion, and community success.   According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty.  
We are specifically focusing on improved support for traditionally marginalized populations, including Black/African- American, Indigenous, People of Color, Dreamers, justice-involved, immigrants and refugees, Veterans, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. To this end, TCC seeks applicants who:

  • Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Welcome difference and model respectful interaction with others
  • Recognize and honor the important role that diversity brings to an educational community
  • Have experience teaching or doing research in Native/Indigenous communities.
  • Are committed to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population
  • Are committed to teaching in a community college setting
  • Care deeply about student success 
  • Intentionally support and promote efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Honor TCC’s mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Reflect the diversity of our community

Regional Setting
For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area:  https://www.tacomacc.edu/tcc-life/life_in_tacoma 
Position Description
Tacoma Community College seeks an innovative, student-centered full-time temporary or tenure-track professor to join our Healthcare Pathway.

The Imaging Sciences Professor is responsible for developing, preparing and teaching imaging sciences curriculum. Our Imaging Sciences program is an integral part of the Healthcare Pathway at TCC's main campus. As a valued member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate closely with students, faculty, and staff, fostering strong connections within our healthcare community. This position reports directly to the Dean of Healthcare and offers an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the future of healthcare education. If you're passionate about making a difference and ready to embark on a fulfilling journey with us, we encourage you to apply.

Essential Functions

Full-Time Faculty – The primary responsibility of teaching faculty is student teaching and learning. To fulfill this responsibility, teaching faculty will:

  • Prepare and teach Associate-level curriculum relating to radiologic sciences / imaging sciences – didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction. To include: full credit courses in advanced modalities such as Computed Tomography, Mammography, Vascular Interventional, or Cardiovascular studies.
  • Collaborate with program faculty and staff on curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research and integrating new and innovative approaches to instruction. 
  • Develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of learners in in-person classroom, lab and clinical environment as well as virtual and asynchronous classrooms.
  • Employ innovative and inclusive teaching methods to engage a diverse student population.
  • Identifies equipment needs and advocates for a current teaching lab environment.
  • Foster a positive and supportive learning environment that encourages student success.
  • Collaborate with an advisory committee of community partners to keep curriculum relevant to local industry. 
  • Evaluate student progress in the classroom and clinical environments to provide clear, timely feedback using program criteria and expectations. 
  • Maintain regular office hours according to the current CBA to support and improve student retention and success. 
  • Utilize learning management systems (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.) and other learning technology to elevate teaching and learning.
  • Develop and foster relationships with community partnerships and local employers to support students and facilitate internships. 
  • Evaluates program success, following graduates’ success at other institutions and with employers.
  • Support division/program goals, to include radiology bootcamp and various pathway planning activities.
  • Actively participate in programmatic responsibilities to include curriculum review, program development, and faculty meetings.
  • Serve on college committees and participate in college governance. 
  • Participate in the college’s professional development and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion events and training. 
  • Participate in program, division and college outreach activities. Participate in the holistic recruitment and retention of community health students, particularly in historically under-represented or marginalized groups.
  • In collaboration with Program Director, assure compliance with accreditation standards and maintain communication with accrediting body (JCERT) to ensure accreditation standards are met. This may include: preparing and assisting in assessment of student and course learning outcomes for institutional and program accreditation.
  • Serve as a faculty mentor for students & community 
  • Meets institutional accreditation standards for areas of instructional responsibility and participate in and support overall college accreditation processes.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience: 

  • 3+ years of full-time clinical experience in medical imaging
  • Bachelor’s degree or actively earning a Bachelor’s degree with completion within 24 months of hire
  • Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registration in radiography. Additional modalities a plus.
  • Current BLS or Healthcare CPR certification, CPR/AED certification.
  • Effective Verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Pro, PowerPoint, Canvas or other LMS, and other computer skills
  • Ability to meet State of Washington vocational certification requirements. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 2+ years of experience as an instructor in a program accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
  • 3+ years of experience as an actively working registered and licensed Radiologic Technologist, 5+ years.
  • Experience in curriculum development, instruction, student evaluation, academic advising, educational methods, and supervision of personnel preferred
  • Leadership knowledge in the program field to cultivate a learner-centered environment and to foster excellence.
  • Knowledge in technological support and delivery of program areas and services.
  • Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance, and other regulatory standards   

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check prior to employment

Duties of the position require the following knowledge, skills and abilities or the willingness to learn them:

  • Ability to inspire, motivate, teach and mentor students in the profession of Imaging Sciences. 
  • Strong commitment to the profession of Imaging Sciences.
  • Knowledge and experience in a wide variety of health care settings and facilities. 
  • A high level of technology and application skills in the teaching and/or health care field.
  • Strong critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, staff and external community partners in both online and face to face environments.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, cultural awareness, and sensitivity in the workplace. 
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment. Cultural self-awareness and cultural sensitivity to diverse populations of students and colleagues
  • Success in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships within a diverse environment.
  • Ability to effectively respond to the broad-ranging needs of a culturally and socioeconomically diverse student population.
  • Experience with dynamic, interactive delivery methods of teaching students with widely varying levels of proficiency and with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles. Willingness to use contemporary teaching techniques such as collaborative, inquiry-based, active, and experiential learning, integrative learning communities, and individual and group student projects
  • Ethical decision-making ability and sound professional judgment. 
  • Dedication to group problem solving and collaboration.

Application Process

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview which may include a teaching demonstration.

Complete application packages must include the following:

  1. Tacoma Community College Online Application
  2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and work experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
  3. Unofficial copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).
  4. Tacoma Community College is committed to creating and supporting a multi-cultural climate that welcomes, fosters, respects, and celebrates diversity. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages) describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, your level of cultural self-awareness and how you have integrated both experience and self- awareness into your living/working environment.

Terms of Employment
This is a full-time tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis.  Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader)  ( Article 4.00 Academic Employee Compensation ). The salary range for this position is $52,250-66,600.  Tacoma Community College offers a comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long- term disability insurance plans; sick and personal leave; reduced tuition for the employee; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our employment page/employment benefits: https://www.tacomacc.edu/about/employment/.  A collective bargaining agreement exist and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee and is available anytime upon hire. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Clearinghouse. International degrees will be verified for U.S. equivalency. 
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Kathryn Held, Section 504 Officer,  Building 7, 253-566-5328. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.  

Tacoma Community College

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6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA  98466


Fields of study

  • Health / Care management

Required degree level

  • Bachelor Degree

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 Years

Salary range

  • $51,000 to $60,000 per year