Program Director, Biotechnology Programs

New York, NY
Jan 24, 2018
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Yeshiva University

Job ID 2017-9964
Campus Beren- Lexington & 33rd St
Posting Date 2017-11-17
Employee Classification Faculty
Department Katz School
Position Type Regular Full-Time

More information about this job:

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to "bring wisdom to life" through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan.


Yeshiva University's Katz School seeks a dynamic program director to lead its new graduate M.S. in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, which will prepare students to manage and commercialize biotechnology products and services. The director will be responsible for the development, launch and ongoing administration of this exciting new program.

The position may be eligible for a senior clinical appointment or tenure depending on experience and qualifications.


  • Develop a strategic vision and implementation plan for the program
  • Develop and lead a practitioner-based faculty recruitment including hiring, development, evaluation, and creating a culture of collegiality and shared governance
  • Oversee curriculum development, assessment, and continuous improvement
  • Oversee student recruitment and selection with the expectation of significant program growth
  • Establish partnerships with local, regional, national, and international industry organizations and startups to enhance the reputation and visibility of the program, and to secure internships and jobs for graduates
  • Ensure student academic and professional success
  • Manage day-to-day operations, budgets and resources of the program


Education & Experience
  • Master's degree in biotechnology or related field; Ph.D., M.D. or J.D. preferred
  • Minimum 3 years in higher education administration including but not limited to program planning, implementation and assessment; recruiting and developing faculty (full-time and adjunct)
  • Professional experience in biotechnology or related fields and a strong network of industry connections

Skills & Competencies
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students as evidenced by prior student evaluations, teaching portfolios, and peer-evaluations, etc.
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.