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Program Director - Genetic Counseling - College of Health Sciences

Midwestern University Downers Grove, IL
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The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at Midwestern University invites applications for the administrative position of Program Director for a new Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program that is being developed at the Downers Grove, IL campus. The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree in genetic counseling or beyond, be certified in genetic counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (CGC) or the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG), have at least 5 years of academic experience, a record of scholarly activity and some administrative experience. The University seeks an individual with leadership, vision and creativity that demonstrates:

+ in-depth understanding of higher education and clinical practice

+ excellent communication skills

+ a vision of genetic counseling education

+ understanding of curricular design and evaluation

+ support of faculty development and scholarship

+ an ability to facilitate needed change

+ knowledge of strategic planning

+ an ability to manage human and fiscal resources

+ a commitment to lifelong learning

The Program Director should have the qualifications to hold the faculty rank of Associate Professor or higher in the tenure track. The salary and benefits are competitive. The position is available immediately and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL is a graduate degree-granting institution specializing in the health sciences with six colleges: the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Health Sciences, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the College of Dental Medicine, the College of Graduate Studies, and the Chicago College of Optometry. The College of Health Sciences is comprised of several graduate degree programs including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Clinical Psychology, and Speech-Language Pathology. Midwestern University's campus in Downers Grove, IL is home to 3000 students, occupies 105 acres with state-of-the-art academic facilities, student housing, and an outpatient clinic. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Qualified applicants must complete an online application at Go to Quick Links "Employment at MWU". Then "click here" for a list of job openings. Identify the position for which you are applying and submit your application. Applicants must apply via the online employment portal for consideration. Applicant packets should include a curriculum vita, the names of three professional references, and a statement describing qualifications for this position. Additional inquiries may be directed to Fred D. Romano, Ph.D., Dean, College of Health Sciences at or 630/515-6388.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Midwestern University


Downers Grove, IL

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