Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Academic Program Director, working in collaboration with the Administrative Program Director and other stakeholders, will provide leadership and management of the academic affairs in the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College. Major areas of responsibility include:
Oversees the MHA curriculum: o Periodically evaluates the program curriculum and proposes changes in program structure and content. o Oversees creation and maintenance of courses. o Coordinates course review and approval processes. o Plans course scheduling.
Manages program faculty: o Identifies, recruits, and nominates faculty members. o Coordinates faculty review, selection, and hiring processes. o Assigns faculty to teach courses. o Assesses faculty performance, provides feedback and guidance, and coordinates performance improvement plans.
Participates in program admissions processes, including serving on the Admissions Committee.
Teaches up to 2 MHA courses (up to 8 SCH) per semester.
Leads MHA program accreditation (CAHME) efforts.
Supports program marketing, advertising, outreach and recruiting efforts.
Serves as an example of scholarship in healthcare administration through publishing, conference attendance and presentations, and participation in other scholarly activities.
Serves on Woods College and Boston College committees and task forces as assigned.
A terminal degree is required in an appropriate discipline relative to health administration (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) with experience in teaching, advising, and graduate program development and oversight. The ideal candidate will possess at least five (5) years of experience in academic program development, teaching, and administration; experience in online education; and, preferably, industry experience in positions related to health administration, with increasing breadth and level
Additionally, candidates will possess: Strong communication, collaboration, and consensus-building skills; Involvement with relevant professional, government, and/or industry associations and agencies, and a record of developing strategic partnerships with critical external organizations; Ability to tactfully and effectively respond to and handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations, conflicts, and problems involving diverse personalities; Demonstrable problem solving skills and ability to work independently; and Experience as an effective team leader.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
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About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.