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Director of Leadership in Medicine Program

Union College of New York
Schenectady, New York
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Serves as liaison between faculty and staff at Union College, Clarkson University, and Albany Medical College (AMC) to ensure that the Leadership in Medicine (LIM) program maintains its integrity. Supports LIM students academically, and monitors student progress to ensure preparation for graduate study. Oversees all aspects of the LIM program at Union: student advising and mentoring, curriculum oversight, budget management, and program assessment. Convenes and manages the bi-annual committee meeting on student standing, and, when necessary, leads the committee and students through the probation, dismissal and appeal process. Teaches LIM students one course per year in their field of expertise. Organizes annual events, coordinates with Admissions to promote the program and communicates with prospective LIM students, and facilitates connections at AMC to create research opportunities and clinical experiential hours for LIM students.


LIM is a unique joint program with Albany Medical College and Clarkson University, combining the best of the liberal arts with outstanding medical training and an invaluable understanding of the business of healthcare. Our graduates earn three degrees in eight years: a Bachelor’s degree in a major of their choosing from Union, an M.D. from Albany, and either an M.S. or an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from Clarkson. The successful applicant will join a team that cares passionately about mentoring extraordinary students through an extremely rigorous and well-rounded academic experience.


For more information about the LIM program, consult best consideration, please submit applications by March 18, 2024. 


Questions about the position or the search may be directed to the search chair: Professor Kara Doyle, Dean of Academic Departments and Programs, at


Essential Responsibilities and Duties: 


Academic Oversight and Student Support: Serves as a liaison between faculty and staff at Union, Clarkson University, and Albany Medical College, ensuring the LIM program's academic rigor. Oversees student advising and mentoring, monitors student progress, and leads the committee through the probation, dismissal, and appeal process when necessary. Program Management and Curriculum Oversight: Manages the overall LIM program at Union, including budget management, curriculum oversight, and program assessment. Teaches one course per year to LIM students. Collaboration and Promotion: Organizes annual events, collaborates with the Office of Admissions to promote LIM to prospective students, and facilitates connections at AMC for research opportunities and clinical experiential hours. Strong communication skills are essential in promoting and maintaining relationships within the academic and medical communities. Qualifications:


Terminal degree (M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) in a related field. Highly proficient in program management and curriculum oversight in a higher education setting. Experience in academic advising is highly desirable.  Familiarity with healthcare management and the ability to teach in a field of expertise. Ability to anticipate and exceed the expectations of various stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to introduce and drive innovation in an academic setting. The ability to foster and enhance a thriving, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community, while promoting a sense of belonging among students, alumni, faculty, and staff colleagues. Able to proactively identify and pursue relevant learning and professional development opportunities and apply new knowledge, insights, and skills to enhance results. We are committed to recruiting diverse and excellent faculty and staff colleagues, and we recognize that successful candidates may come from a range of backgrounds. We know some job candidates may believe they need to meet every qualification listed in the position description, in particular the preferred qualifications. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not meet every one of the listed preferred qualifications. 


Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.




The annual salary for this position is $58,500.00. Except for roles with a set rate of pay, the wage/salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The stated hiring rate/range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate/range of possible compensation at the time of posting.


We offer exceptional benefits including:


Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time Winter and Summer Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts) Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents Accommodations


If you require an accommodation throughout the interview process, please don't hesitate to contact our Human Resources department at or 518-388-6108. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates have equal access to opportunities and can participate in a fair and inclusive hiring process.


Diversity at Union College


Union College is an equal-opportunity employer and is strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social, and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities who request such accommodations.


Non-Discrimination Policy


Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws and supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.


Union College


Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem-solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.


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