University of the Pacific, Benerd College, is searching for a Program Director to launch a new Clinical Laboratory Scientist training program. This is a 12-month faculty position (non-tenure track.) The director will have oversight responsibility for all aspects of the curriculum, clinical placements, student recruitment and retention, faculty hiring and development, program budget and program assessment. In addition, as the founding director, the PD will be expected to lead the program through the process of obtaining accreditation from National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science and the state of California, Department of Health Services.
1. Develop, with the faculty, a high quality academic program and a supportive educational environment, including periodic assessment, program review and curriculum revision.
2. With assistance of Clinical Education Liaison, identify, recruit and secure clinical sites for student training.
3. Take lead responsibility for obtaining and maintaining specialized accreditation at the state and national level.
4. Oversee faculty recruitment, hiring, mentoring, evaluation and professional development within the program.
5. Oversee budget and manage program resources ethically and responsibly in accordance with Benerd College and university policy.
6. With the faculty, develop and periodically review admissions standards and criteria.
7. Collaborate with offices of Marketing and Admissions to promote the program and recruit students to realize the enrollment goals of the program.
8. With the faculty, oversee student progress, assist with student issues, and develop and implement strategies for promoting student retention and success.
9. Promote innovative instruction and technology in the development and delivery of the curriculum.
10. Represent the program to the community and, with the Dean, develop an external advisory board for the program.
11. Teach, if warranted by program needs, in areas of expertise.
12. Other related duties as assigned or requested by the Dean of Benerd College.
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
• Must be ASCP licensed with either California CLS license or eligibility to obtain California licensure.
• Master's degree required, doctorate preferred.
• Minimum of Three (3) years of experience in clinical lab science education including teaching courses, conducting and managing clinical learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation and assessing program effectiveness.
• Must have knowledge of NAACLS accreditation, ASCP certification and state licensing procedures.
• Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion
• Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulation relating to program compliance and other regulatory standards from National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science and the state of California, Department of Health Services.
Internal Number: F00215
About University of the Pacific
The University of the Pacific’s mission is to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities. University of the Pacific is the oldest chartered university in California and is a nationally ranked university with three distinct campuses united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate areas of study and more than 30 graduate and professional programs. The student population is made up of more than 3,800 undergraduates and more than 2,700 graduate and professional students.
The university's distinctive Northern California footprint includes its Stockton Campus, widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West; its San Francisco Campus, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and graduate programs in health care and technology fields; and the Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law ...and graduate programs in health, education, public policy, public administration, data science and organizational behavior.