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Coordinator for the Health Professions

Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 2, 2024

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Coordinator for the Health Professions

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Non Tenure Track

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Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

The Coordinator for Health Professions will work with the faculty pre-health advisor and the Center for Advising and Experiential Learning to provide individual and group advising to students interested in pursuing acceptance into medical school, dental school, veterinary school, and other allied health profession schools (including physician assistant, physical therapy, and nursing). The Coordinator will teach courses required by pre-health students, as well as our signature Health Fellows program. The Coordinator will be responsible for assessment of program effectiveness, development of innovative initiatives to prepare pre-health students for their future career path, advancing efforts to support underrepresented students pursuing health professions careers and will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and community partners.

Position Description:
Trinity College seeks an experienced, innovative educator and advisor to:
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Advisor to the Health Professions and the Director of the Science Center, provide advising for students and alumni interested in applying to medical or other health professions schools. This includes advising individual students and facilitating groups
  • Create programming in the form of events and information sessions to inform students about careers in the health professions and create community among these students
  • Teach our Health Fellows program. This unique program includes a course in Topics in Health Care, linked to a 30 hour per week clinical research experience at Hartford HealthCare and other nearby facilities
  • Teach other classes required for students interested in the health professions. This might include lifespan development, human anatomy, physiology, or other courses of interest. Courses will be taught in the academic semesters, the January term, and the summer terms.
  • Coordinate with Admissions, the Grants Office, the Center for Entrepreneurship, and other offices on campus to recruit and nurture student interest in the health professions
  • Serve as the administrator for the Institutional Review Board and IACUC
  • Work with local partners to identify and coordinate internship experiences
  • Work with the Faculty Advisor to the Health Professions and the other faculty on the Health Professions Advisory Committee to interview and compose letters for students applying to health professional schools
  • Be responsible for collecting data related to student placement in health professional schools and make recommendations based on these data
  • Serve as a campus expert and resource to students, faculty and staff on medical and health professions programs. Facilitate development of knowledge among other offices and academic departments regarding pre-health topics.
Trinity College seeks a faculty and staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing forty-one states and seventy countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and ninety-one graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.


Master’s Degree in Biology, Education or related field required. Experience in a higher education environment, experience in health professions advising preferred. Must be able to work with a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds and a range of skills.


Competitive salary and benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a resume or CV, cover letter with statement of teaching philosophy, and, if possible, evidence of teaching materials (including syllabi, uploaded as one pdf). Review of applications will begin on May 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants are asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where the referee must upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.


Trinity College

Intellectually impressive. Fiercely determined. Unquestionably accomplished.


Since its foundation in 1823, Trinity College, located in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut, has been educating students in the liberal arts with the educational and experiential foundations they need to succeed as informed global citizens. Trinity is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Consortium On Financing Higher Education (COFHE). Faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, and other national academic awards.

While Trinity has enjoyed a long, prestigious history, the college finds itself poised in transition as the landscape of higher education across the country undergoes a fundamental shift. Under the leadership of Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who was inaugurated on October 26, 2014 as Trinity’s 22nd President, Trinity is looking forward to a bold future that will require innovation borne out of long-term strategic planning that will make the college even more visible and competitive. Among the strategic plan’s broad goals is to design a distinctive, relevant liberal arts education that positions Trinity increasingly as a first-choice destination for students, faculty, and staff.

At Trinity College, we’re known for getting things done—and for doing them in a way that creates lasting meaning. Students come here to engage in a challenging liberal arts education, live as part of a tenacious community, explore what’s possible, and find answers to the challenges of tomorrow.

On our 100-acre campus in Connecticut's state capital, you can take advantage of all that our thriving city has to offer, including diverse perspectives, experiential learning, and an energetic culture. And with the knowledge, resources, and partnerships we’ve cultivated at Trinity, we’re an active part of driving Hartford forward as well.

We are committed to providing the best possible service to our employees and the college. We recognize the diverse composition and needs of our community of employees and strive to respond to those needs in a professional, caring and equitable manner by:

  • Recruiting and promoting the best-qualified people – while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Providing a competitive salary and benefits package for our employees.
  • Establishing, administering and effectively communicating sound policies and practices that treat employees with dignity and equality, while maintaining compliance with employment and labor laws and College directives.
  • Promoting a work atmosphere that is safe, healthy, secure and conscious of family and community relations.

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