Instructor/Lecturer and Program Director, Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Position Description: University of the Pacific, Benerd College, is searching for a Program Director to launch a new Clinical Laboratory Scientist training program. This is a 12-month faculty position (non-tenure track.) The director will have oversight responsibility for all aspects of the curriculum, clinical placements, student recruitment and retention, faculty hiring and development, program budget and program assessment. In addition, as the founding director, the PD will be expected to lead the program through the process of obtaining accreditation from National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science and the state of California, Department of Health Services.
Please note, faculty rank and title are contingent upon the successful candidate's qualifications and experience.
1. Develop, with the faculty, a high quality academic program and a supportive educational environment, including periodic assessment, program review and curriculum revision.
2. With assistance of Clinical Education Liaison, identify, recruit and secure clinical sites for student training.
3. Take lead responsibility for obtaining and maintaining specialized accreditation at the state and national level.
4. Oversee faculty recruitment, hiring, mentoring, evaluation and professional development within the program.
5. Oversee budget and manage program resources ethically and responsibly in accordance with Benerd College and university policy.
6. With the faculty, develop and periodically review admissions standards and criteria.
7. Collaborate with offices of Marketing and Admissions to promote the program and recruit students to realize the enrollment goals of the program.
8. With the faculty, oversee student progress, assist with student issues, and develop and implement strategies for promoting student retention and success.
9. Promote innovative instruction and technology in the development and delivery of the curriculum.
10. Represent the program to the community and, with the Dean, develop an external advisory board for the program.
11. Teach, if warranted by program needs, in areas of expertise.
12. Other related duties as assigned or requested by the Dean of Benerd College.
Basic Qualifications: Education/Experience/Certifications: Must be ASCP licensed with either California CLS license or eligibility to obtain California licensure.
Master degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Minimum of Three (3) years of clinical lab science education including teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation and evaluation of program effectiveness. Must have knowledge of education methods as well as knowledge of NAACLS accreditation, ASCP certification and state licensing procedures.
Additional Qualifications: Skills/Knowledge and Expertise: Doctoral degree preferred Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulation relating to program compliance and other regulatory standards from National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science and the state of California, Department of Health Services. Effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity to academic and personnel issues. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Proven organizational ability. Ability to mentor personnel. Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive 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.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment, during standard business hours.
Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Special Instructions: Please provide contact information for at least three (3) professional references. The system will automatically solicit letters of recommendation from the references provided.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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