LACC Full Time Faculty - Associated Clinical Sciences/Diagnostic Imaging Department

Southern California University of Health Sciences
Whittier, CA
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Science, Doctors, Radiology and Imaging
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Job Description

Are You Looking to Make a World of Difference? With over 100 years in healthcare education, Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is evolving both education and healthcare through its vibrant campus culture and integrative philosophy. Our holistic approach to caring permeates everything we do. Consider a career at SCU as a Full Time Faculty Member and help us in making a world of difference!

This position is primarily responsible for teaching in the classroom and/or laboratory setting. The faculty member is responsible for applying their expertise to develop and deliver courses that improve the learning outcomes of our students. In addition, the full time faculty member will actively participate in departmental and general faculty meetings, student remediation, open labs, and perform additional duties as assigned by the Department Chair, working in collaboration with the College Deans. The full time faculty member will also be required to assist with the diagnostic imaging needs of the University Health Center as needed. Some teaching responsibilities may be outside the Department, as appropriate and as assigned. Scholarly productivity and intra- and extra-institutional service, through participation in college and/or university committees, graduations, and other assignments, are key components of this job, which will also be met by performing the following duties:


Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides student instruction.

Evaluates student performance.

Provides academic counseling of students.

Assures the availability of remedial instruction.

Teaches assigned classes in accordance with current course outlines and objectives.

Reviews and updates course outlines, text selection, and syllabi in cooperation with the department faculty and department chair.

Uses appropriate teaching strategies and methods such as active learning, lecture, laboratory, and self-paced instruction.

Modifies teaching methods based on assessment results and best practices in teaching and learning.

Documents modifications in course content or instructional methods based on student and course assessment results/feedback.

Performs regular assessments of student performance.

Submits students grades and course reports in a timely manner.

Perform radiographic exams in the university health center as assigned.

Assist as needed with clinical students successfully obtaining their required radiologic credits for graduation.

Actively participate in the training of Diagnostic Imaging residents at the university.Attends and participates in department and campus meetings.

Remains current in discipline and updates course content when appropriate to reflect the current levels of knowledge in the discipline in coordination with the Department Chair.

Participates in the Faculty Performance Appraisal (FPA) process.

Works in an academic team and committee environment in a courteous and professional manner.

Promotes the University vision, goals, and objectives to internal and external constituencies.

Participates actively in scholarly endeavors.

Participates actively in university/college committees and other service opportunities.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks; where applicable.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Project Management - Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • External Working Relationships Develops and maintains courteous and effective working relationships with clients, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organizations.

  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Delegation - Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

  • Safety and Security All employees are responsible for observing safety and security procedures as applicable and reporting potentially unsafe conditions to management.


While all faculty are directly supervised by their Department Chairs, faculty who lead courses are responsible to coordinate
with any assisting faculty associated with the course, the number of assisting faculty varying by course, cohort size, and term. This coordination which occurs with the assistance of the Department Chair as needed is intended to enhance educational outcomes for students and ensure courses are delivered in a manner that meets University and College objectives. This coordination must occur in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Doctor of Chiropractic


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook); Presentation software (PowerPoint); as well as classroom-specific programs like ExamSoft and SofTest.


  • Maintain licenses and certificates necessary for employment eligibility.
  • Doctor of Chiropractic degree from a CCE accredited program that is licensure eligible in California.
  • Must hold a California DC license or obtain one within six months of job start date.
  • Must have a current California Radiography Supervisor and Operator Permit or obtain one within six months of the job start date
  • Should minimally qualify for rank of Assistant Professor
  • Must hold a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiologists .

  • Ability to get along and cooperate with co-workers.
  • Ability to respond politely to customers/students/candidates.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to think quickly and act appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Ability to function under intense time pressure.
  • Ability to work extra hours as required.
  • Ability to continue to perform well under pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills; detail oriented and accurate with ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, and ability to think and act strategically.
  • At least three (3) years of successful teaching experience, or equivalent, in an accredited institute of higher education preferred
  • Track record of scholarly production preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and /or move more than 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Expectations of SCU Employees

The SCU Presidents Cabinet has identified a set of values and attributes that are bare minimums for employment, those that are core to who we are as a university, and values to which we aspire. Further identified are qualities and attributes desirable for employees in general, and senior leadership specifically. This is in harmony with principles found in The Advantage, by Patrick Lencioni.

Expectations of SCU Employees

The SCU Presidents Cabinet has identified a set of values and attributes that are bare minimums

for employment, those that are core to who we are as a university, and values to which we aspire.

Further identified are qualities and attributes desirable for employees in general, and senior

leadership specifically. This is in harmony with principles found in The Advantage, by Patrick


SCU Core Values:

1. Transparency: Transparency implies openness, clear communication, respect, and accountability.

Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are

performed. At SCU we believe that transparency leads to trust, improved problem solving, stronger

unified teams, and enhanced productivity.

2. Grit: Grit is passion and perseverance toward long-term goals. A positive, non-cognitive

trait based on an individuals passion for a particular long-term goal coupled with a powerful

motivation to achieve their respective objective. This perseverance of effort promotes the

overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within a gritty individuals path to accomplishment.

At SCU, grit is Sprinting the Marathon we have engaged in to be successful and reach long-term

sustainability in the ever-changing healthcare and higher education environment.


3. Sense of Humor: Having a sense of humor is about having a sense of perspective and using

the ability to find the humor in situations to manage stress and creatively problem solve. At SCU,

adding relevant and safe humor is about celebrating work, not trivializing it. By occasionally

taking ourselves lightly, while still taking our jobs seriously, mixing humor in an appropriate

manner will lead to improved workplace productivity and morale.

  • Twelve yep TWELVE paid holidays per year
  • E.V. Charging Stations*
  • Free Employee Parking
  • 15% off Logo Merchandise at Campus Store (
  • On-Site Chiropractic Treatment: No Charge for Employee** / $25 per session for Family and Friends
  • On-Site Acupuncture Treatment: $10 per session for Employee** / $25 per session for Family and Friends
  • On-site World Class Human Performance Training at only $39/month for unlimited sessions OR complementary use of the Universitys student managed weight/exercise facility
  • On-Site 1400 sq. ft. Yoga Studio with access to our tranquil herbal garden
  • 10 paid sick days per year
  • 2 to 4 weeks of rolling vacation accrual
  • An active culture calendar including: team happy hours , lunch & learns, enrichment events, and more.
  • Employer sponsored 401(A) Retirement Plan with optional 403(B)
  • Medical Benefits: 5+ plans to choose from with 1 plan free (employee only)
  • Dental Benefits: 2 plans to choose from with 1 plan free (employee only)
  • Vision Benefits: Complementary insurance through VSP (employee only)
  • Life Insurance: 1x Annual Salary
  • Additional Voluntary Benefits including: Pet Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Accident Indemnity, Cancer Care, and more.

*Fees apply when charging vehicle.

**Co-Pays may be applicable depending on insurance

These hours do not roll over at the end of the year and cannot be banked.

Accrual rate and maximum hour cap depend on the position held by the individual and the amount of time said individual has been employed by the University (3.08, 4.62, or 6.15 hours/pay period).

Happy Hour events are only authorized by individual area Vice-Presidents and the University President. If held, attendance is never mandatory. Non-alcoholic beverages as well as food are always provided.

These voluntary benefits are made possible through SCUs relationship with both ADP and Aflac; as such, SCU is not responsible for program or claim administration.

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