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University of Minnesota - Academic

Minneapolis, MN
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description


(70%) Teaching
- Teach GCD 8920 (Special Topics: Introduction to Genetic Counseling) every fall semester for students in the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling.
- Organize and Teach GCD 8912 (Genetic Counseling in Practice) every spring semester for students in the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling.
- Teach in GCD 8073 (Advanced Human Genetics) every spring semester.
- Oversee and manage the learning activities that involved with the genetic counseling journal club.

(20%) Research
- Engage in research and publication related to advising genetic counseling students with the research project requirement for their program of study.
- Develop funding proposals to advance the learning and practice of genetic counseling services as applied to the professional development of students.

(10%) Service
- Provide service through participation in administration of the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling through membership in program committees and leadership in professional organizations.
- Contribute to the development of the profession through participation in national and/or international associations, publication, and/or other related activities.
- Provide guidance to the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling through curriculum review, annual student review, student advising and maintenance of program accreditation requirements.
- Work with the Director of the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling in developing a doctoral arm of the program and courses and other activities that will lead to an undergraduate track of study related to the program.

Program/Unit Description

This position will involve teaching, research advising and administrative responsibilities for the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling. The formal title for this position is Associate Program Director for the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling at the University of Minnesota. The candidate will be required to teach a minimum of two classes in the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling. In addition, the candidate will be required to facilitate the genetic counseling journal club and teach in the Advanced Human Genetics Course. All students in the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at the University of Minnesota complete a plan B graduate research/capstone project. Each student has 3 co-advisors serving on his/her committee who meet with the student on a regular basis providing input into the development of a research project and analysis of data. The candidate for this position will be expected to serve on student committees each year and serve as the primary research advisor for some of the students enrolled in the program each year. Additionally, the program manages the entire admissions process. The candidate will be involved with applicant selection by reviewing applications and interviewing applicants.

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Required/Preferred Qualifications

***This position is open to current University of Minnesota employees only***

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MS with training in genetic counseling and graduation from an ABGC/ACGC accredited graduate program, board certified plus 5 years of experience in genetic counseling practice. Genuine interest in focusing on the development of the field of genetic counseling through research, teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students is required. Ability to effectively prepare, organizes, and delivers course content to students in the classroom and in the clinical setting. Ability to perform high-quality teaching, conducts effective presentations, and effectively meets teaching responsibilities. Ability to stay current on developments in relevant field of study related to course content. Ability to develop clear, reasonably demanding expectations of students and achieve successful learning outcomes. Ability to develop good interpersonal relationships with student and effectively advise students on the research and clinical aspects of their program of study.

A Ph.D. degree in a related and complementary field to genetic counseling is strongly preferred. Experience with teaching at the graduate level is preferred.

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