The University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, is seeking qualified candidates for program director of a new graduate program in Genetic Counseling. The program will be housed in the UCF College of Medicine (COM) on the beautiful Lake Nona campus in Greater Orlando, Florida. The medical city at Lake Nona is a public-private partnership that is working to create a global health care destination in east Orlando. Medical city combines the energy and pursuit of excellence of a premier medical college with the resources of pre-eminent hospitals and world-renowned research institutes all of which is located five minutes from Orlando International Airport, the gateway to the world's most welcoming destination.
Teaching faculty will be drawn from various departments in the university. UCF is home to one of the largest undergraduate student bodies in the United States and boasts a diverse and vibrant learning community. Established in 1963, its 13 colleges provide opportunities to 61,000 students, offering 210 degree programs from UCF's main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, and its 10 regional locations. The development of this program is in concert with the university's goal of achieving international prominence in key programs of graduate education and research and in being America's leading partnership university.
UCF was ranked as one of the nation's “Most Innovative” universities in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings. Last year, Kiplinger's and The Princeton Review ranked UCF as one of the nation's best values for a college education. UCF COMeducates and inspires individuals to be exemplary physicians and scientists, leaders in medicine, scholars in discovery, and adopters of innovative technology to improve the health and well-being of all. Our patient-centered mission is achieved by outstanding medical care and services, groundbreaking research, and leading edge medical and biomedical education in an environment enriched by diversity.
This position is a full-time, non-tenure track, lecturer and program director faculty appointment, with opportunities for advancement and promotion.
Responsibilities will include:
• The design, organization, coordination, administration, planning, development, and continual review of the program, including curriculum, clinical, and research components;
• Long term planning to ensure program fiscal and educational stability;
• Coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating all aspects of clinical training/field work;
• Collaborating with other College of Medicine faculty;
• Supervising instructional faculty, supervisors, program and administrative staff;
• Ensuring the program remains in compliance with the ACGC Accreditation Standards;
• Communicating with the ACGC about significant staffing, administrative, financial and/or clinical site changes;
• Collaborating with the program advisory board;
• Teaching graduate courses in the Genetic Counseling program.
Position Minimum Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Genetic Counseling/Human Genetics from a program accredited by the ACGC.
• ABGC or ABMG certified genetic counselor with knowledge of curriculum development, teaching, and administration.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in clinical genetic counseling.
• Knowledge of and experience in genetic counseling, teaching, clinical supervision, and other related subjects.
• Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
• Computer literacy.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to multitask effectively.
• Commitment to a culture of diversity, respect, and inclusion.
• Online teaching experience preferred.
Additional Application Materials Required:
Applicants must submit an online application at www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit a cover letter, CV and the contact information for three professional references including the capacity of the relationship.
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Please contact Floyd Sturdifen at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about this position.
UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.