University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 237462-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional

Position Summary:

The Program Director (PD) for the University of Wisconsin Master of Genetic Counselor Studies is a faculty level position (CHS or Tenure Track) and will report directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the School of Medicine and Public Health. Rank/title and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected individual. This position is 1.0 FTE and will include faculty appointment in the clinical department most closely aligned with the clinical and scholarly activities of the faculty member. The program director will work closely with other members of the program leadership team to ensure the ongoing success of the program and will be responsible for the supervision of program leadership, faculty, and staff.

Principal Duties:

-Maintaining program compliance with all accreditation standards
-Developing, reviewing, and revising the program's strategic plan, which may include mission, vision, goals, and/or philosophy
-Long-term planning to ensure the program's fiscal stability
-Communicating with the ACGC about significant staffing, administrative, financial, and/or fieldwork training changes
-Overseeing and/or developing, reviewing, and overseeing the program admissions process
-Overseeing and/or developing, implementing, and continuously evaluating the program, including all curricular requirements outlined in Section B of the ACGC Standards
-Coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating all personnel in activities that directly relate to the program
-Overseeing and/or providing academic advising, as well as monitoring, evaluating, and remediating student performance
-Maintaining and collaborating with the program Advisory Board and implementing appropriate recommendations
-Develop local, regional and national relationships that enhance the MGCS reputation and reach

Curricular/Research/Scholarly Activities
-Provide classroom instruction
-Ensure all MGCS courses are taught by instructors with relevant expertise
-Mentor students in journal club and case presentations
-Mentor or co-mentor students in GC II research projects

-Provide genetic counseling in clinic (specialty area to be determined)
-Supervise GC students and those from other health professions

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited program required along with a MD, PhD, MBBS or DO degree

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

For this SMPH leadership position, the candidate must have at least seven years of experience working as a certified genetic counselor affiliated with a genetic counseling training program and a minimum of 3 years which must be in a patient-facing role. The candidate must also have completed at least 10 hours of training/coursework in curriculum design, assessment, evaluation, and educational pedagogy, within the last ten years and have been the course instructor/instructor of record for at least 6 credit hours of post-secondary education. Fieldwork supervision for at least 5 genetic counseling graduate students in the last 10 years for a minimum of 500 total contact hours is required.

License or Certificate:

Certification in Genetic Counseling from the ABGC or ABMGG is required

Additional Information:

In addition, for this SMPH leadership position, the successful applicant must demonstrate a commitment to practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. They also must qualify for appointment at an SMPH faculty level position in one of two SMPH tracks: CHS or tenure track. The successful candidate will embrace lifelong learning skills, demonstrate professional attributes and behaviors, display outstanding oral and written communication skills, participate in interprofessional planning and learning activities, and commit to being responsive and meeting program goals in timely and thoughtful manner.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL# 237439; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with both tenure-track faculty credentials and non-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.

The Directorship includes a base adjustment that is coterminous with this administrative role.

The School of Medicine and Public Health will not sponsor work visas for this position, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

APRIL 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal ( ) to be considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to submit a CV, personal statement/cover letter, and list of three references. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 1, 2021, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jul 23 2021 Central Daylight Time
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