Faculty Position/Program Director Health Science Graduate Program, Health Science and Clinical Practice Department
Under direction of the Chair of the Department of Health Science and Clinical Practice (DHSCP), the Director of Graduate Programs is responsible for the leadership and administration of the Doctor of Health Science (DHSc), DHSc-Master of Physician Assistant Sciences, Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Teaching and Learning, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Science programs which includes recruitment and admissions support, oversight of the student advising function, program administration, curriculum, and faculty development and continuing quality improvement.
Works with University Office of Admissions & Enrollment to plan and manage the program’s recruitment and admissions process, including interviewing and selection of students, representing program at recruitment forums, contributing to marketing and communication efforts, and assisting with planning of enrollment targets and program budget.
Serves as a program mentor for DHSCP doctoral programs’ students utilizing individual development plan (IDP) structure. Monitors students’ program mentor placement process and IDPs. Ensures career advising services are available to students. Reviews and confirms candidates for graduation. Manages internal and external research affiliations. Assists with internal and external accrediting agency review and audit of program.
Delivers and evaluates DHSCP doctoral courses. Monitors program content, course syllabi, and faculty performance. Monitors related scholarly environment and recommend curricula to meet emerging trends and needs. Recommends new modes of course content delivery to meet emerging teaching and learning needs.
- Pursues research program in a health professions or science-associated field, including publications and presentations to scholarship community
- Serves as subject expert for doctoral candidates
- Evaluates scholarly work of doctoral candidates
- Assists with recruitment and orientation of faculty.
Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the values of Jefferson
Doctoral degree in health professions or science-related field. Active research in qualitative studies, bioinformatics and/or medical informatics desirable.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in teaching and research in a health professions or science-related field required. Experience guiding graduate student research and scholarship required.
Ability to relate well to a diverse student body, understand the needs of students from underrepresented backgrounds, and appreciate and be committed to diversity in health science education.
Ability to interact in a professional manner with students, faculty, prospective applicants, College and other University staff, and the public is mandatory.
Ability to multitask and work independently is essential.
Demonstrate strong collaborative and problem solving abilities.
Requires demonstrated understanding of the mission of the DHSCP doctoral programs within the complex academic environment of JCHP and TJU; communication of a positive approach to student support and advising.
Interested candidates should submit on-line application/CV; https://hr.jefferson.edu/careers.html Job ID # 9276883
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Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.
Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.
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