The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (GCD) at the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities has a non-tenure-track opening in the Genetic Counseling program at the Research Assistant Professor level. Interested candidates should include their CV, research statement, and list of three references.Applications will be considered until position is filled.
Description: GCD is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary department with outstanding faculty expertise in genome engineering, cellular biophysics, and developmental biology. GCD is home to the Genetic Counseling Program at the University of Minnesota with support from the College of Biological Sciences and the Medical School.
The Genetic Counseling program is seeking a full-time non-tenure track faculty member whose research, teaching and administrative responsibilities are associated with the delivery of graduate programs in genetic counseling, as well as involvement in the development of an undergraduate minor in health sciences that will serve as a pipeline of candidates for the genetic counseling graduate program and other related health care professions. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include, but not be limited to, the following activities:
Research activities (60% effort expected) •Work with Genetic Counseling graduate students to develop research and other scholarly projects. •Provide guidance in study design and statistical assessments for Genetic Counseling graduate students and program faculty. •Assist students and faculty in manuscript preparation based on completed research projects. •Conduct independent research related to goals of the Genetic Counseling program and research studies of affiliated groups, campus-wide. •Assist in development of undergraduate research projects (honors, and/or independent studies) related to genetic counseling and health sciences.
Teaching activities (30% effort expected) •Serve as primary instructor for a minimum of one course in the genetic counseling program. •Serve as primary research advisor for Genetic Counselor graduate students. •Establish a bank of experiences with research, clinics and community centers for undergraduate students enrolled in the Health Sciences Genetics minor program. Serve as primary advisor to manage student placement, monitor quality of student experience, and facilitate student progress.
Administrative activities (10% effort expected) •Participate in recruitment and admissions of Genetic Counselor graduate students (e.g. critique applications, interview candidates, organize recruitment events). •Committee Service to the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, including participation on the Advisory and Academic Review Boards. •External Service and professional activities at a state and national level related to the genetic counseling profession.
Candidate Qualifications (required): •Successful candidate will hold a degree in genetic counseling or a related human services practice. Doctoral degree is required. •Successful candidate is expected to have a demonstrated track-record of research and publications related to the genetic counseling profession. •Demonstrated and strong record of expertise in research design and statistical analyses of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method studies. Preference given to candidates with prior success in obtaining extramural research funding. •Successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in post-secondary teaching. •Successful candidate will be license eligible.
Internal Number: 331915
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