Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMTEC), Assistant (Tenure-track) Professor

Bellevue College

Position Summary

Are you an equity-minded teacher with a focus on fostering an anti-racist environment? Are you a collaborative educator dedicated to closing opportunity gaps? Do you have an interest in shared governance, interdisciplinary collaboration, social justice? Do you want to teach a diverse student body at an open-enrollment institution? Do you have lived experiences similar to the students we serve? If you answer yes to the questions above, we invite you to apply for the tenure track position in the Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMTEC) program. 

The Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMTEC) faculty performs duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Dean of the Health Sciences, Education & Wellness Institute (HSEWI). The primary program role filled by this faculty position is clinical coordinator of the NMTEC program. The NMTEC Assistant Professor is primarily responsible for coordinating the clinical education of the NMTEC students. In addition, the NMTEC Assistant Professor shall be the primary instructor for a number of the didactic courses in the nuclear medicine curriculum. Other responsibilities include assessing student learning outcomes; establishing and evaluating outcomes; advising students; maintaining current knowledge and skills in area of assignment; building collaborative relationships with clinical sites, the BC community and the community at large; and demonstrating a strong commitment to student success and fostering a positive, caring learning environment where diversity and pluralism is valued.

This faculty position includes a joint appointment with the Radiation and Imaging Sciences (RAIS) bachelor degree program, with 25% of the full-time workload in RAIS. Currently, this means teaching two classes in the RAIS curriculum:

  • RAIT 302 Body Pathophysiology
  • RAIT 303 Neuropathophysiology

Depending on the expertise of the new NMTEC faculty member, the specific teaching assignments could change.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Annual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of $70,923.89; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires cannot be placed above $76,047.89 unless exceptional circumstances prevail.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid personal leave plan; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

In addition to teaching, full-time faculty maintains office hours and participate in department and college activities. This position is represented by the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union.

About The College

Bellevue College strives to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. BC is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region. We recognize that we have areas of growth to support our students and employees and are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

Bellevue College is committed to growing, learning, and supporting all employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) supports employees with their academic, personal, and professional development, and provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. BC offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Affinity Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

About the Department

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is the only one of its kind in the state of Washington, supplying technologists for both diagnostic imaging and radionuclide therapy. The professional curriculum is covered over 6 quarters and includes both didactic and considerable clinical training. Almost all program graduates have gone on to pass credentialing exams and work in the field.

Essential Functions

  • Plan, coordinate and schedule student clinical placements.
  • Work with student coordinators and clinical instructors to facilitate and evaluate student clinical performance in a timely manner.
  • Advise students in regard to their clinical internships, including communication, behavior, accomplishments relative to clinical course objectives, and advancement into the professional world of nuclear medicine technology.
  • Maintain relationship with clinical affiliates and build new partnerships and articulation agreements with other institutions/agencies such as health care organizations.
  • Teach courses as assigned by the program chair, utilizing a variety of teaching and learning strategies and innovative techniques including the integration of technology and the latest research to assist students in the achievement of learning outcomes and assessment of learning.
  • Promote teaching and learning in nuclear medicine in the classroom setting.
  • Assess student learning in the classroom and clinical settings and provide students with timely written and verbal feedback.
  • Regularly assess the effectiveness of didactic and clinical courses relative to stated course outcomes.
  • Serve as primary instructor for the radiopharmacy lab rotation of NMTEC 234.
  • Participate in curriculum revisions with the integration of the latest research aimed at continuous improvement and new course development.
  • Provide leadership for and work with the program’s advisory board to engage in environmental scanning to update and revise curriculum, reflecting current needs in nuclear medicine technology education and needs of the community for health care in radiation and imaging sciences. 
  • Participate in professional development activities related to teaching and learning theory, education in nuclear medicine technology and advances in nuclear medicine. 
  • Maintain professional-technical and nuclear medicine certification. 
  • Actively support student success and college pluralism/diversity goals/initiatives and activities, and integrate activities into the life and work of the nuclear medicine program and the radiation and imagining sciences department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certified nuclear medicine technologist with active credential
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Minimum two (2) years of working experience in nuclear medicine
  • Demonstrated ability to connect and build relationships with diverse students and colleagues 
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in a diverse (multi-cultural, multi-ability) classroom and an advocate for pluralism
  • Effective communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Credentialed in computed tomography (ARRT or NMTCB)
  • Master’s degree from accredited institution
  • Five (5) years of working experience in nuclear medicine
  • Ability to teach courses beyond nuclear medicine (e.g., Radiation and Imaging Sciences)

Conditions of Employment

Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at jobs@bellevuecollege.edu if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:

Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties. 

Other Information

* This position is eligible for relocation allowance

* Sponsorship for employment-based visa may be an option for full-time tenure-track faculty position only and depending upon applicants qualification

How To Apply

Applications received by 10/16/2022 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. 

All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.) 

Required application materials:

  • Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
  • Attach a Resume/Curriculum Vitea
  • Attach a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (max 2 pages)
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College. Please note that your Diversity Statement must be a separate response from your Teaching Philosophy
  • Attach a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment)
  • Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable

Contact: 

If you have questions regards to application or hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to jobs@bellevuecollege.edu.

EEO Statement

Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Please see policy 4100 at www.bellevuecollege.edu/policies/.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact hr@bellevuecollege.edu or 425-564-2271. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office R130.

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