Program Director - Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Posted: February 20, 2013
Darton State College seeks a Program Director for its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. The Health Sciences Division includes Cardiovascular Technology, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Health Information Technology, Histologic Technology, Human Services Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Care.
Darton State College, one of the newest State Colleges within the University System of Georgia (USG,) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Baccalaureate and Associate degrees and certificates. The Commission on Colleges has classified Darton State College as a Level II Institution. Darton recruits both nationally and internationally. Opened in 1966, Darton State College has experienced a growth rate of over 93% since 2001 and currently enrolls over 6,100 students in Baccalaureate, transfer, two-year associate degree programs and one-year career certificate programs. Darton State College also offers a comprehensive continuing education program.
The main campus is located in the major city of Albany, with five satellite higher education centers in the state. Located on a 180-acre campus in Southwest Georgia, the grounds are covered with magnolia, pecan and oak trees, azaleas and other native flora that provide the eco-friendly residential campus a welcoming feeling of southern charm and hospitality. The campus features walking and running trails and numerous outdoor athletic facilities, such as the tennis pavilion and alpine climbing tower. Indoor facilities are designed for the active lifestyle, with a state of the art pool, fitness center, racquetball courts, and dance studios. Additional activities such as stargazing, dinner theatres, art festivals, science and math fairs and technology workshops are available for all age groups and professional and personal development. Being located in the northwestern part of the city of Albany provides easy access to the local shopping areas and restaurants and peaceful residential neighborhoods. Trips to the Florida beaches, Atlanta, and the Georgia mountains are a short two to three hour drive for a weekend mini-vacation. Rich in southern history, the area also has an abundance of natural water for water activities and sports and is the home of Chehaw Park (one of two accredited zoos in the State of Georgia,) the Weatherbee Planetarium, the Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum, Radium Springs, (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia) and many other attractions of current and historical interest. The city has been ranked by Money Magazine as the best place to live in Georgia and among the top 115 places to live in the United States.
Responsibilities of the position include:
- Reporting to the Dean of the Health Science Division.
- Active participation in the implementation and growth of the program in compliance with current accreditation requirements.
- Recruitment of students and additional faculty.
- Teaching classes and directing clinical experiences and growth.
- Ongoing program evaluation and accreditation.
- Academic advising, serving on college committees, assisting with division’s community activities.
- Engage in scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding in the form of fellowships, grants, exhibits, and similar kinds of support.
- Participate in the division’s Scholarship Fund Raising activities.
- Assist in the college’s research efforts.
- Establish a record of scholarly work such as research, publications, presentations, continuing education, leadership, and site visits.
- Continue professional growth and development.
- Participate in community activities.
- Teaching at off-campus sites.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelors, Master’s preferred.
- A Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with professional certification meeting necessary state and national registry standards for Georgia licensure. RDMS, RDCS, RVT or RMSK.
- Coursework in instructional methodologies, evaluation and assessment.
- Two years full-time experience as a registered sonographer in the professional sonography field.
- Demonstrated competence in administration, instructional methodologies, evaluation, assessment, service, and teaching.
- Commitment to the teaching and learning process in a four-year college.
- Twelve-month position.
- Position is available immediately.
- Academic rank and salary commensurate with education and experience.
- Faculty receive all benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, a retirement plan, Social Security, liability insurance, and Workman’s Compensation.
A Complete Application Must Include:
- A current resume.
- Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities and qualifications.
- A separate statement of philosophy reflecting the applicant's commitment to student learning and success within a state college, including his/her commitment to “Complete College Georgia” and “Complete College America” (http://www.usg.edu/educational_access/documents/GaHigherEducationCompletionPlan2012.pdf)
- Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references.
- Unofficial transcripts for application. Official transcripts of all college work required prior to employment.
- A sample course syllabus.
- An on-campus interview will be required prior to an official offer of the position.
- A test for office applications on personal computers will be conducted after the on-campus interview.
- Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.
Review of applications begins immediately.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply
Contacts: Gulma Heflin or Robbin Burriss (Staff), Beth Tison or Barbara Blackburn (Faculty)
Any corrections/updates to information listed on these pages are required to go through the contacts listed above.