The New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics at Kean University is seeking outstanding candidates to lead a new Masters program in Genetic Counseling. Candidates will be expected to contribute to research, teaching and service in the Center’s integrated STEM program; establish an active research program; seek extramural funding; mentor graduate students; and actively participate in strengthening and expanding connections with business and healthcare sectors.
Under the direction of the Dean and Associate Dean, the Graduate Program Director will establish a new Genetic Counseling program, including the design and implementation of curriculum for a M.S. in Genetic Counseling Studies. The Graduate Program Director organizes, plans and directs the program; develops and implements program policies and procedures; manages the hiring and evaluation processes for program faculty and staff; manages teaching schedules and workloads during the academic year and summer sessions; prepares and manages the academic advisement and support plan; and does related work as required. In addition, the Director will create and implement a marketing and student recruitment plan; establish collaborative relationships with key stakeholders at the university and in the region, including clinical rotation sites; and obtain necessary program approvals from regulatory bodies and accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling and ABGC or ABMG certified; New Jersey State licensure as a Genetic Counselor or ability to obtain licensure in New Jersey; and three years of professional experience in a higher education environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university is required. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable. Five years of successful experience as a genetic counselor and a documented record of professional, academic and administrative achievement in genetic counseling education, including clinical practice is preferred. Candidates must be familiar with current trends in Genetic Counseling, including curricula, pedagogy, licensing/accreditation requirements and career paths. Doctorate degree is strongly desired and may be substituted for two years of the indicated experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Genetic Counseling Program, c/o Ms. Marianne Gass, Assistant to the Dean, NJCSTM, Kean University,1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic applications preferred. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.