Instructor Part-Time, Sonographer Educator (Savannah)

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7237795 (Ref:ej-5197292)

Posted: April 19, 2024

Job Description

Instructor Part-Time, Sonographer Educator (Savannah)

Job ID: 270822
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Part Time


Job Summary

Job ID 270822

Position # 40072118

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) is recruiting for a faculty member at the rank of Instructor to serve as an experiential learning Sonographer Educator. Ultrasound is a key educational tool to aid MCG learners in the understanding of anatomy, physiology, physical diagnosis, and clinical reasoning. The Sonographer Educator for MCG, Savannah campus is a key member of the Center for Ultrasound Education leadership team, reporting to the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning, Savannah. In this role, the Sonographer Educator will be responsible for and involved in all aspects of the implementation and management of the Medical College of Georgia's undergraduate medical education curriculum. This position, along with the Assistant Dean of Ultrasow1d Education and the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning, Savannah, will work with program directors and the MCG curriculum team to ensure high-quality education through the design and execution of a holistic ultrasound curriculum. They will coordinate the ultrasound curriculum with the other areas of Experiential Leaming including Educational Simulation. This position is not considered to be on tenure track.


1) Collaborate with key stakeholders to design, coordinate, and implement an ultrasound curriculum that meets MCG UME learner goals, objectives, and the school's competency-based objectives.

2) Advance the MCG UME & GME mission both within a clinical department and as part of interdisciplinary educational initiatives.

3) Coordinate and collaborate with the Director of PCL Clinical Experience, the Assistant Dean of Ultrasound Education, and the Associate Dean for Experiential Education, to design, measure and implement a UME focused ultrasound curriculum.

4) Independently coordinate, grade, and evaluate ultrasound scanning activities for medical students, residents and fellows

5) Independently coordinate, grade, and evaluate ultrasound activities as part of the pre-clerkship and clerkship and Patient Centered Learning course.

6) Coordinate and collaborate all ultrasound training activities with all areas of Experiential learning including the Clinical Skills Center, Education Simulation, and PCL Clinical Experience.

7) Participate in the organizational structure of the Center for Ultrasound Education, including development, planning, and implementation of all center related activities.

8) Manage ultrasound equipment, ultrasound simulation equipment, and ultrasound supplies as needed to fulfill the clinical and educational mission of the Center for Ultrasound Education.

9) Assist with evaluating and revising the ultrasound modules (objectives, syllabi, student's evaluation, and outcomes) for ultrasound components of the UME curriculum.

10) Support the Assistant Dean of Ultrasound Education and the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning, Savannah in collaborating with key stakeholders, implementing data collection, and analyzing the research activities of MCG Ultrasound curriculum.

11) Work with clinical simulation faculty and staff in the development and implementation of the ultrasound components as part of simulations activities during all phases of MCG's curriculum.

12) Collect and measure UME POCUS participant data by program and report on monthly and annual basis.

13) Collect and collate annual UME POCUS assessments.

14) Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Ultrasound Education and the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning, Savannah to support remote and in-person GME hands-on POCUS training.

15) When required as part of school wide reviews report UME programs activities to accrediting bodies such as the LCME.

16) Participate in Center for Ultrasound Education meetings.

17) Support the Assistant Dean of Ultrasound Education and the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning, Savannah in faculty development teaching activities to support MCG faculty's implementation of the UME POCUS curriculum.

18) Serve as faculty sponsor for the student-led Ultrasound Interest Group

19) Participate in/contribute to various MCG events in the academic calendar, and in OAA organized meetings, retreats, conferences & professional development days. As your duties permit, participate in/contribute to other academic organizations' events & programs (AAMC, MMC Groups, etc.).

Required Qualifications

- M.D. or M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D equivalent degree or significant ultrasound education experience and training (RDMS certifications).

- Experience in education administration/educational leadership positions and teaching medical learners.

- Strong organizational and managerial skills.

- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

- Commitment to educating a comprehensive group of learners across the medical education continuum.

- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively & work with members of the academic & clinical community.

- Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork.

- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in interpersonal and group communication

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

- Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;

- Evidence of ability as a teacher;

- Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;

- Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,

- Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round. Amount of time worked is based on work commitment.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is between 0.5-0.74 FTE and is considered partially benefits eligible. The FTE will be determined at the time of hire after discussions during the interview process with the successful candidate. The selected candidate will select from a retirement plan and accrue leave at a prorated amount based on finalized FTE.

Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Benefits include 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, and generous retirement plans.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Website:

College/Department Information

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at


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Suite 217

Savannah, GA 31419

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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Job posting number:#7237795 (Ref:ej-5197292)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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