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.

Position Summary:

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 program.

  • 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 presentations.

  • 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 exercises.

  • Work with leadership to set strategic goals and objectives for programs.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

*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 requirements:

    • Minimum of 3 full years of teaching experience, including in classroom and online delivery.

    • 2 years of experience in administration of NAACLS accredited MLS program.

    • 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 accreditation requirements.

    • 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 activities.

    • 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 clinical education.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Must hold a MLS-ASCP-BOC or equivalent certification acceptable to NAACLS.

Application Instructions

All applications MUST include:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

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.

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