The University of Minnesota Center for Allied Health Programs (CAHP) seeks an outstanding leader and scholar as program director and faculty for the Medical Laboratory Sciences program.
The Program Director for Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is a full time faculty member in the Center for Allied Health Programs (CAHP) with 60% time devoted to MLS Program Director responsibilities. This position is a twelve-month faculty appointment with annual review and renewal of the Program Director position. Qualified candidates should be eligible for a tenured faculty appointment with rank and salary commensurate with experience. The qualified candidate will hold the Endowed Mildred King Rohwer Chair in Medical Technology.
The Director of the MLS program is expected to provide creative leadership in the promotion of excellence in MLS education and scholarship. The Program Director, who reports to the Director of the CAHP, is accountable for the quality of undergraduate and graduate MLS educational programs, providing inspiration, guidance, and support to faculty as they pursue scholarly work, embrace and support educational programming that supports diversity and inclusion, and design and implement curricula that meet the needs of dynamic educational and health care systems.
JOB DUTIES: Program Direction:
Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of all curricula for the undergraduate and graduate programs and promote innovation in educational programs
Ensure the program meets accreditation standards and requirements
Ensure effective academic advising and progression of pre-professional and professional-level students.
With input from program faculty and related departments, plan the course offering schedule for each semester and summer sessions.
Assign faculty teaching responsibilities consistent with their other responsibilities as established in the faculty development plan.
Oversee a system for student recruitment including selection, evaluation, and advisement.
Ensure appropriate policies and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed for the implementation of the MLS program.
Provide leadership to establish policies and programs that demonstrate a commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and collegial environment
Provide stewardship for and manage the utilization of MLS personnel, budget, and resources
Management of Program Resources:
In collaboration with the Director of CAHP:
Attain and maintain sufficient and appropriate faculty and faculty lines
Facilitate professional development of faculty and staff
Determine budgetary needs of the Program and approve non-salary expenditures
Evaluate, manage, and advocate space needs as necessary for the Program to meet its goals
Ensure oversight of infrastructure and operations of the MLS Program
Generate the Program’s annual report
Oversee the allocation of scholarships to MLS students
Community and Professional Interactions:
Coordinate Program development efforts such as publication of the Alumni newsletters, Alumni Society, and donor appreciation efforts
Support and promote professional, pre-professional student clubs and alumni activities
Support and promote professional continuing education programs
Facilitate interaction with academic partners within the University of Minnesota and State of Minnesota
Promote and maintain cooperative relationships with clinical affiliates and industry partners\Enhance the visibility and promote the MLS program at state, regional, national, and international professional meetings and represent the Program regarding regional workforce needs
Faculty Responsibilities: 1. Teaching a. Teach in assigned core content areas within the curriculum including assigned research advisees b. Design and develop innovative curriculum experiences that contribute to the profession, academic community, the community-at-large, and society c. Prepare education experiences for optimal learning of medical laboratory science students including course goals and objectives, course materials, educational experiences, and assessments toward the achievement of stated program outcomes d. Use effective and innovative technology enhanced learning strategies for optimal application in course delivery e. Advise pre-MLS students toward a successful career outcome f. Advise MLS enrolled students regarding their academic progress within the curriculum g. Mentor student career goals toward graduate and/or pre-doctoral professional schools 2. Scholarship/Creative Activity a. Create and maintain an active program of research in an area of professional expertise b. Obtain internal and external financial support to advance program of research c. Disseminate research findings and/or teaching innovations 3. Service/Governance a. Actively engage in professional organizations b. Engage in University and CAHP governance as appropriate
Appointment Term: This is a 100% position with 60% dedicated to the Program Director role.
Eligibility for tenured faculty appointment
Hold the required nationally recognized certification and/or state licensure
Track record of extramural funding and scholarship; established program of research
Academic administrative and leadership experience at multiple levels of curricular development, implementation, and evaluation in medical laboratory science education that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness
Knowledge of and experience in current accreditation/certification procedures relevant to Medical Laboratory Science programs that meets NAACLS
Leadership in professional organizations
Strong committment and value for supporting diverse and inclusive educational programming
Evidence of engagement in interprofessional education
Evidence of graduate student and faculty mentorship
Internal Number: 332547
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