The University of Washington Department of Medicine is recruiting for one (1) full-time program director faculty position in the Division of Medical Genetics. This position would be at the faculty rank of Professor, without tenure due to funding, and would have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30). The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The anticipated start date would be Winter 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.
The program director will serve as the academic and administrative leader of the genetic counseling graduate program. Duties include:
Overseeing the design, organization, coordination, administration, planning, development and continual review of the genetic counseling graduate program, including curriculum, clinical, and research components
Directing long-term and strategic planning for the program to ensure fiscal and educational stability
Ensuring appropriate coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of all aspects of clinical training/fieldwork
Collaborating with other members of the program leadership team in all activities directly related to the program
Supervising instructional faculty, clinical/fieldwork supervisors, program and administrative staff in all activities directly related to the program
Applying for and maintaining accreditation by Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), ensuring that the program remains in compliance with ACGC accreditation standards and communicating with ACGC about significant staffing, administrative, financial, and/or clinical site changes
Maintaining and collaborating with the program's Advisory Board, including implementation of appropriate recommendations of the Advisory Board
Coordinating development of the initial curriculum development and any subsequent updates
Preparing the program's annual budget and obtain approval of the same from the Department of Medicine
Convening the program's faculty as needed, but not less than annually
Providing academic advising, as well as monitoring, evaluating, and remediating student performance
Chairing the admissions committee and develop, review, and oversee the admissions process
Providing professional development for program staff members
Collaborating with program directors at other institutions regarding clinical rotation placements and training-related activities
Teaching graduate-level courses in genetic counseling and other areas in accordance with professional interests and expertise
Providing clinical supervision of students as time and schedule allows
Mentoring genetic counseling students
Providing genetic counseling services
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 5 years of experience as a clinical genetic counselor
Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising genetic counseling students
Demonstrated expertise in post-secondary teaching
The position will remain open until filled. Please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information of 3 references. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Borgerson at email@example.com.
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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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