Summary Description: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons invites applications for a Program Director to develop and launch a new Graduate Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling. The program will meet the practice based competencies, standards and requirements for accreditation as specified by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) in order to prepare individuals to enter the genetic counseling profession. In addition to teaching students the skills necessary for genetic counseling in clinical, laboratory, and research settings, the program will provide students with the knowledge and expertise to integrate the results of advanced molecular technologies into genetic counseling practice and work successfully in the evolving world of genomic medicine. Completion of the Columbia University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program will result in a master's degree in human genetics and genetic counseling. The Program Director will manage all aspects of the Genetic Counseling Program including: curriculum development; admissions and program outreach; relationships with instructional faculty, clinical and laboratory supervisors and research mentors; development and oversight of clinical rotations and research opportunities; work-study opportunities; summer rotations; accreditation and continuous review of the program; and budget. Success of the program will be measured using metrics such as matriculation, job placement and board certification. The Program Director will evaluate student performance in both clinical and classroom settings and mentor students. Additionally, the director will be expected to conduct research, publish, secure outside funding, participate actively in local, state, and national professional organizations and contribute to the service mission of the University and the School. The non-tenure track, assistant/associate/full professor, full-time position is 50% as Program Director with an additional 30% devoted to teaching in the program and 20% devoted to research/clinical genetics practice.Collaborating clinical, research and teaching faculty will be from all clinical departments in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Department of Genetics and Development and the Institute for Genomic Medicine. Job Responsibilities:-Developing the curriculum and implementing, coordinating and evaluating program components including clinical and research components;-Obtaining Provisional Accreditation from Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), maintaining program compliance with ACGC standards, communicating with the ACGC about significant changes in the program including staffing, administrative, financial and/or clinical site changes;-Developing the program mission, goals, and philosophy through strategic planning;-Developing, reviewing and overseeing the program admission process;-Coordinating, monitoring and evaluating student clinical experiences;-Developing and overseeing the budget and administrative responsibilities;-Planning to ensure program fiscal and educational stability;-Providing academic counseling of students and assuring the availability of remedial instruction;-Collaborating with the Program Advisory Board and other program leaders;-Teaching courses within the program.Please submit curriculum vitae, statement of clinical/research/teaching/administrative experience, and the names of three individuals who can provide letters of reference to Janiris Jorge at firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a master's degree or beyond and be ABGC or ABMG certified and have a minimum of five years of experience in clinical genetic counseling. Prior administrative and teaching experience in the field of genetic counseling is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Research experience and a history of successful publications highly desirable.
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