_Medical Laboratory Technician Program Director
_Medical Laboratory Technician Program Director
A full-time faculty is responsible for delivering instruction in the discipline(s) for which she/he has been employed. In addition, faculty are expected to provide academic advising to students and participate in divisional and institutional activities related to the college's mission.
Faculty serving as program directors have agreed to accept certain administrative responsibilities in addition to their faculty responsibilities.
Program Director Job Purpose: The program director provides leadership for a specific program, ensures that the program operates smoothly, maintains any applicable accreditations, and assists the division dean with the supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff in the program.
Faculty Essential Functions:
1.Deliver instruction in a variety of modes, including on-line, and evaluate student learning.
2.Maintain an environment conducive to learning.
3.Be responsible for course and, when appropriate, laboratory preparation.
4.Actively participate in curriculum and program development, revision and evaluation.
5.Provide academic advising to students with an emphasis on retention and success.
6.Remain current in the teaching area(s) through appropriate professional development activities.
7.Actively participate on divisional and institutional committees.
8.Collaborate in building and maintaining relationships within and beyond the institution.
9.Contribute appropriately to pursuit and achievement of program, division, and institutional mission and strategy.
Faculty Supplemental Functions:
1.Actively participate in institutional and, as appropriate, community activities that support the institution's mission.
2.Support and follow Columbia State's, TBR and other applicable policies and guidelines.
3.Continue to develop professionally.
4.Utilize technology as a tool for enhancement of operation, instruction and services.
Program Director Essential Functions:
1.Publicize the program and recruit students.
2.Work with the division dean to establish admissions policies, as appropriate to the program and coordinate admission of students to the program.
3.Ensure that program faculty and students meet and maintain all licensure and other program requirements such as insurance, vaccinations, etc.
4.Monitor curriculum development, improvement, and evaluation, including program review, Academic Audit, and student learning outcomes assessment for the disciplines in the department.
5.Participate in the articulation of courses and programs with other educational institutions.
6.Assure continued compliance of the program with criteria for accreditation of appropriate external accrediting agencies and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
7.Assist the dean in collaborating with extended services personnel to schedule department course offerings for all college locations.
8.Serve as liaison to clinical affiliates, internship and practicum sites, where used, develop clinical contracts and ensure that all accrediting agency, college policies, and host requirements are met.
9.Ensure that the program operates smoothly and its work is done in a timely manner.
10.Oversee department planning/evaluation and document meetings.
11.Prepare and submit reports, as required by the institution or external agencies.
12.Determine staffing needs and work with the division dean and executive vice president – provost for academic and student programs and services to recruit and hire faculty with an emphasis on maintaining diversity.
13.Develop and manage the program budgets, including coordination of purchases for all college locations.
14.Promote the development and maintenance of an academic environment conducive to learning in the program.
15.Assist the division dean in the resolution of student grievances related to academic policies, procedures, and personnel in the program.
16.Serve as liaison for the program to other college entities, other educational institutions, and to the general public.
17.Assist in the orientation, supervision, and evaluation of part-time faculty.
18.Collaborate with student services personnel to facilitate student success activities, including recruitment, orientation, advising, retention, and student goals completion.
19.Provide leadership to identify, involve and document meetings appropriate to external advisors to assure program relevance, quality, and graduate success/placements.
20.Conduct appropriate needs assessments within the program industry to provide an appropriate and current curriculum.
Program Directors typically receive one three-hour course re-assignment to attend the administrative duties and to collaborate with practitioners and employers in their program field.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics:
The ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English and in the language in which the course is taught; the knowledge and/or experience to instruct using a variety of instructional delivery modes; the ability to relate to a diverse faculty, staff and student population; the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and community members; the ability to function effectively as a member of a team.
Within a minimum workweek of 37.5 hours, faculty members are expected to teach a minimum of 15 hours and hold office hours as designated by the president. Also, faculty members are expected to be available for day and evening classes and for assignments at any of the institution's centers or sites. Normal sitting and movement in a classroom and the ability to manipulate and move audiovisual equipment both in the classroom and from one location to another.
Requirements of the Position
Education, Training and Experience Required:
1. Earned Master's
2. ASCP-BOC U.S. generalist as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist
3. Three years teaching experience
4. Tennessee Medical Technologist or Supervisor License (or immediately eligible)
Open Until Filled: Yes
Requisition Number: req2841