Northern Kentucky University (NKU), a growing metropolitan university located near Cincinnati, seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the inaugural Program Director for the Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy housed in the College of Health Professions' (CHP) Department of Allied Health. The Program Director will join NKU at an exciting moment in time that corresponds with the opening of the $97 million Health Innovation Center (HIC) – funded by the Kentucky General Assembly – that will house the program and serve as an anchor for college's practitioner-based education and training. The Program Director will report to the Chair of the Department of Allied Health and be responsible for obtaining accreditation through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). In addition, the successful candidate will provide leadership to help strengthen and expand the college's academic enterprise, capitalizing on opportunities presented by the new Health Innovation Center, recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff, identifying partnerships and efficiencies that lead to a thriving future for the college and university, and where appropriate, promoting research in the college.
Primary Responsibilities :
Teach in the radiation therapy program, as assigned, some of which may be off-campus at area clinical sites.
Accountable for the overall processes and outcomes of the program to including the vision, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program.
Responsible for the structure and daily operation of the program, including organization, administration, periodic program review, outcomes assessment and evaluation.
Perform course development and work continuously towards maintaining contemporary curricula or developing new curriculum.
Implement the radiation therapy program in accordance with the accreditation standards as defined by the JRCERT.
Coordinate student recruitment, selection, guidance, instruction, and evaluation.
Coordinate the community advisory committee for the program.
Recruit and maintain clinical sites, coordinate clinical contracts and obtain qualified preceptors at each clinical facility. Establish and maintain working relationships with radiation therapy staff within the clinical sites.
The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree in Radiologic Sciences or related field and a degree in Radiation Therapy from an approved school of Radiation Therapy.
The preferred candidate will have 5 years of professional clinical experience and 3 years of educational experience, preferably as a program director with proven experience related to JRCERT accreditation.
Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) certification in radiation therapy.
Eligibility to obtain in radiation therapy licensure in Kentucky and Ohio.
Additional qualifications include participation in teaching, service, and scholarly activities.
Attach the following documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and minimum of 2 references.
Any candidate who offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
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About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.