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Associate Director of Research, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program *Revised*

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Genetic Counseling Graduate Program (GCGP)

Associate Director of Research

The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program at Kean University is seeking applications for an Associate Director of Research to join our leadership team to support our graduate training program in research, teaching and administration. The Associate Director of Research (Associate Director 3) is responsible for administration, coordination and assessment of, and education in, the research program within the GCGP. The primary responsibility is instruction in and oversight of M.S. thesis work of the GCGP students. Additional responsibilities include supporting the Program Director in the program’s instructional, administrative and other functions; assessment and accreditation activities; and developing and implementing program policies and procedures.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: orienting students to thesis project requirements and overseeing timeline adherence; working with GCGP leadership, instructors and students regarding thesis topics and topic expert/advisor selection; communicating with outside organizations regarding collaborative thesis research opportunities; a ssisting students with Kean University IRB application completion and submission; managing thesis manuscript completion and submission and abstract poster creation and submission to university and professional annual conferences; supervising statistical analyses for thesis projects; classroom teaching and course coordination; a ssessing, reviewing and advancing research programs and curriculum; overseeing GCGP graduate research assistants; assisting with program admissions, marketing and recruitment; assisting with program strategic planning, development and outcomes assessment; participating in conferences, seminars or meetings as required; and performing other work as assigned.

The Associate Director of Research is a full-time, twelve-month position. This position is located at the Kean University campus in Union, New Jersey. This position requires occasional travel and a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend hours.

This employee is required to teach in-load courses, which will be assigned through the Program Director and Dean. Teaching responsibilities include up to twelve (12) credit hours distributed over a twelve (12) month period, from September 1st to August 31st. This may include fall, winter, spring and/or summer teaching assignments. Compensation for these courses is included in the salary designated for this position. Course assignments may vary and can change based on department and student needs.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling/Human Genetics from an accredited program; certification by ABGC or ABMGG; and a minimum of 3 years of experience as a genetic counselor are required. Professionals in a related clinical genetics field may be considered with equivalent experience. Five years of experience is preferred. Candidate must have k nowledge and experience in teaching and research and excellent organizational, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.

Application: Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.

Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures .

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

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Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer



Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 50 undergraduate majors and 60-plus graduate options, including six doctoral programs. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community.


The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with additional locations in Ocean County, New Jersey - Kean Ocean and Jefferson Township, New Jersey - Kean Skylands. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou, China.

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