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Director of the M.S. in Translational Biomedical Research Management Program

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Date: August 16, 2021
Title: Director of the M.S. in Translational Biomedical Research Management Program

Description: Hartwick College invites applications for a Director of the M.S. in Translational Biomedical Research Management (TBRM) Program. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new and growing program, and to help Hartwick fulfill its mission of providing personalized education and career opportunities. Graduates of this program are prepared to manage the "bench to bedside" pathway, moving biomedical research findings into medical interventions that improve health outcomes. The Director will develop relationships with other institutions as well as within the biomedical industry to establish internships and foster job placement for graduates. Preference will be given to those with experience in the online environment. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in a relevant field and at least 5 years management experience.

This is an administrative position. The Director is expected to: recruit and hire instructors; identify and contract with internship sites; refine or revise the curriculum as necessary; advise students; and oversee all other administrative functions within the Program, including assessment. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneur, who is committed to teaching excellence and creating opportunities for students.

M.S. in TBRM Program

The interdisciplinary M.S. in Translational Biomedical Research Management (TBRM) program integrates theoretical and experiential training in biotechnology, computational, problem–solving, and management methods to prepare versatile managers and. Students will bring their diverse academic and professional backgrounds to bear on expanding and honing their knowledge and skills so they can fill emerging roles in the growing field of Translational Biomedical Research Management.

For more information about the Program see: https://www.hartwick.edu/academics/translational-biomedical-research-management/

Responsibilities

  • Recruit and hire part-time instructors.
  • Identify and contract with internship sites.
  • Refine or revise the curriculum as necessary.
  • Advise students.
  • Oversee all other administrative functions within the Program, including assessment.
  • Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational laws, rules and regulations.
  • Participate in all campus wide events including but not limited to open houses, Honors Convocation, Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend.
  • As a representative of the College, comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include a Ph.D. in a related field and at least 5 years of management experience. Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience in the online teaching and learning environment.

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment.

    Industry experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devises, or other biomedical productsEntrepreneurially minded, comfortable forging new groundAdministrative or management experienceFamiliarity with online teaching methods, having either taught or taken classes online previouslyExperience managing internships or scientistsPrevious implementation work experience (brought products to market)Experience teaching at the college-level is preferred
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” The M.S. in Translational Biomedical Research Management is the College’s first graduate program.

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

    A cover letter;A resume; A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/); andThe names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).
Questions about the position should be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Dr. Barbara Feldman ([email protected]). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Working at Hartwick College 

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College has adopted a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Our Mission
Hartwick College, an engaged community, integrates a liberal arts education with experiential learning to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage and an enduring passion for learning.

Our Purpose
Our purpose as a college of the liberal arts and sciences is to educate people who will thrive in and contribute to the world of the future; people who are prepared to meet the personal, intellectual, and social challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.

Hartwick graduates will be noted as being able to thrive in a world of global interdependence in which people of the broadest range of national, ethnic, social, and personal backgrounds will interact personally and technologically.

To thrive in this context will require that Hartwick students learn to: understand the world from a variety of perspectives; work constructively with people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences; be avid learners and critical thinkers; communicate effectively and have a well-developed personal presence; be purposeful in their actions and value-based in their decisions; and know how to use information technology resources as a routine tool to enhance effectiveness.

Our Values
We are:

  • a college of the liberal arts and sciences, focusing on the development of the disciplines of thinking, learning, analyzing, communicating, and values-based judgment;
  • a relationship college, focusing on the development of a 24 hour per day, seven day per week, residential educational experience characterized by personal responsibility and collaborative relationships among faculty, students, and staff; and
  • a future-directed college, focusing on educating people in ways that will make them effective and contributing citizens to the world of their future.

Our Character:
By being intentional in fulfilling our values—taking those actions that help us better be what we believe we should be—we are a college of both quality and distinctiveness. We are a future-directed community of learners where students, faculty, and staff are mutually engaged in intellectual, social, and personal learning inside and outside of the classroom. Our curricular and co-curricular educational experience emphasizes: shared and interdependent learning; a balance of challenge and support; a caring commitment to the individual; intellectual, social, and individual rigor; the development of personal responsibility; and approaches that link theory and practice, what we term "The Liberal Arts in Practice." 

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