Summary Description: Columbia University is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position within the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S). P&S is part of a unique collection of health sciences schools that make up the Columbia University Medical Center, an integral part of the Washington Heights community in upper Manhattan. One of New York City's most diverse neighborhoods.Strengthened by the Columbia University Precision Medicine Initiative, the Institute for Genomic Medicine, and the Department of Genetics and Development, the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program prepares students for the future of genomic medicine and healthcare. We are seeking an Assistant/Associate Program Director (APD) to partner in overseeing the administration of the program, including the interdisciplinary curriculum and fieldwork training that enable students to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge while developing analytical, counseling, research and communication skills.Columbia University offers an outstanding and comprehensive array of academic programs. These include three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools, a world-renowned medical center, four affiliated colleges and seminaries, twenty-five libraries, and more than one hundred research centers and institutes. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries, and service to society. The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is a new academic program and is currently applying for accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.Description:In collaboration with other program leaders, the Associate Director is responsible for the planning, development, and monitoring of those aspects of the curriculum, fieldwork, and research experience that support students' integration of knowledge, skills, experience, and professional ethics into the practice of genetic counseling. The position will involve both administrative and educational roles, including teaching, providing clinical supervision, and working with the Program Director on program development, accreditation, student recruitment, and the admissions process. The successful applicant will also be expected to take part in scholarly activities and participate in professional activities at the regional and/or national level.Core Responsibilities:Responsibilities include teaching and program administration, with opportunities for clinical service and scholarly research. As a principal faculty member of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, the APD will participate in all of the following activities in the routine course of his/or her duties:-Jointly oversee and monitor the Program;-Teach graduate level courses;-Provide clinical supervision;-Assist in faculty recruitment;-Coordinate admissions;-Assist in student assessment and program evaluation;-Participate in program-related educational research;-Participate in and lead committees and other responsibilities as assigned;-Work to promote the program mission, goals, and philosophy of the program and university;-Contribute to the overall strategic planning and growth of the program;-Additional responsibilities may be considered to reflect the interest and strengths of the candidate.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master of Science degree or higher in Genetic Counseling, Counseling/Clinical Psychology, Education, or a related field and a current knowledge of Human Genetics is required. The successful candidate will hold a current certification/license (as applicable) and have a minimum of five years of experience in their field of training.
Preferred Qualifications: -Prior teaching and supervisory experience in the field of genetic counseling is desirable.-Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in genetic counseling program leadership, teaching, supervising students in fieldwork, and research.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_66207
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