Faculty and Program Director Position in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences

George Washington Universiy
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 10, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (BLS) at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences welcomes applications for a full-time (12 month), non-tenure track faculty and Program Director position for the Molecular Diagnostic Sciences program (MDS). Appointment will be made at a rank (assistant/associate professor) and salary commensurate with experience. Total compensation includes a generous benefits package.

Our program is located in Ashburn, Virginia on our Virginia Science & Technology Campus. The position will be primarily based at the Ashburn campus although will also require time at the Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, DC. The MDS program prepares students to become board certified in molecular biology and enter into the molecular diagnostic science profession. 

Primary responsibilities involve oversight of all aspects of the molecular diagnostic sciences program including recruitment and admissions, curriculum development, student assessment, and program evaluation; maintaining an independent research program, developing and teaching high quality didactic courses across the Molecular Diagnostic Sciences curriculum, advising and mentoring students within the department,  engaging in scholarly activities, and actively participating in service assignments within the university. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Doctoral level degree (e.g., Ph.D., etc.) in a related field at time of appointment OR a master's degree in a related field and current enrollment in a doctoral program ; current ASCP Molecular Biology certification OR ASCP Molecular Biology certification eligibility (i.e. MLS certification or relevant clinical molecular experience) and certification in Molecular Biology within 6 months of date of appointment; a minimum of two years, full-time experience working in a molecular laboratory; and a minimum of two years of prior academic teaching experience.  

To Apply: To be considered, complete the online faculty application at www.gwu.jobs/postings/75167, upload a CV and cover letter, and provide the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin June 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

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