Program Director, Medical Laboratory Sciences
Program Director, Medical Laboratory Sciences
At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.
We are currently seeking to fill our Program Director, Medical Laboratory Sciences position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.
The Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Program Director is appointed by and will report to the
Dean of the School of Health Sciences. Applicants must meet the requirements for faculty ranking at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor at PCOM.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Be responsible for the organization, administration,
instruction, evaluation, continuous improvement, curriculum
planning and development and general effectiveness of the
- Supervise all program staff and faculty to provide feedback and
resolve complex problems as needed.
- Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic
objectives of the program and of PCOM.
- Participate in the budget preparation process.
- Keep college leadership informed of program progress and
challenges with detailed and accurate reports or
- Secure and maintain National Accreditation Agency for Clinical
Laboratory Sciences accreditation of the program.
- Ensure program operations and activities adhere to
accreditation requirements and PCOM policies.
- Participate in the process of hiring other needed staff and
faculty for the MLS program.
- Provide instruction and guidance to MLS students, and grade
performance on exams, written work, and laboratory/clinical
- Work with leadership to set strategic goals and objectives for
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check.
- Master’s degree in a related field is required.
- Consistent with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical
Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and Committee on Allied Health
Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) standards, the program director
must be a medical laboratory professional who meets the following
- Minimum of 3 full years of teaching experience, including in
classroom and online delivery.
- 2 years of experience in administration of NAACLS accredited
- Must have a minimum of 36 hours of continuing professional
education documented over the last 3 years.
- Possess knowledge of educational methods and current NAACLS
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills; strong
personal integrity and enthusiasm.
- Experience with regular and consistent contact with students,
faculty, program personnel, and in recruitment and retention
- Have the capacity to develop new online programs and leverage
new initiatives with the broader PCOM academic community.
- Be active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to
- Minimum of 3 full years of teaching experience, including in classroom and online delivery.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:
- Must hold a MLS-ASCP-BOC or equivalent certification acceptable
All applications MUST include:
- Cover Letter
PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.