The University of Washington Department of Medicine is recruiting for a full-time associate program director faculty position in the Division of Medical Genetics. This position would be at the faculty rank of Assistant Teaching Professor and would have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30). This is a "non-tenured" position. The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The anticipated start date would be July 2021.
The University of Washington is developing a new MS in genetic counseling degree with a mission to be an equitable and inclusive genetic counseling graduate program that provides innovative training of lifelong learners for a career in care, leadership, and science to meet the evolving needs of precision health.
In collaboration with the program director and other program leaders, the associate program director is responsible for the planning, developing, and monitoring of those aspects of the curriculum that support students' integration of knowledge, skills, experience, and professional ethics into the practice of genetic counseling. Duties include:
Providing support to the program director in all aspects of program leadership
In the case of temporary absence of the program director, assuming responsibilities as interim program director, providing immediate oversight of the program
Providing program coordination and instructional planning
Designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating clinical or instructional aspects of the curriculum
Providing academic advising, as well as monitoring, evaluating, and remediating student performance
Contributing to administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to strategic planning, budgeting, and admissions activities
Teaching graduate-level courses in genetic counseling and other areas in accordance with professional interests and expertise
Supervising genetic counseling students in a clinical setting as time and schedule allows
Overseeing capstone project coordination, monitoring, and evaluation
Serving as an adviser for student capstone projects
Mentoring genetic counseling students
Facilitating admissions process and activities
Serving on program committees and advisory boards
MS in in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics (or foreign equivalent)
Certification in genetic counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)
Minimum of 3 years of experience as a clinical and/or research genetic counselor
Demonstrated experience in post-secondary teaching, and/or training/coursework in subjects relevant to delivering and administering post-secondary education, including but not limited to curriculum design, assessment, evaluation, or educational andragogy
Demonstrated administrative experience
The position will remain open until filled. Please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information of 4 references. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Borgerson at [email protected].
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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