Kean University has established a new interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Laboratory Science and Pandemic Research (CCLSPR or Center) with a broad mission to help create and sustain a preeminent, nationally recognized program of education and research in clinical diagnostics and pandemic research at Kean. Prompted by the COVID-19 global pandemic and capitalizing on the new clinical diagnostics laboratory at Kean in partnership with Union County, the Center is focused on the following goals: (a) housing and overseeing the short-term and long-term activities and direction of the Kean CLIA laboratory, (b) launching undergraduate, graduate and certificate academic programs in clinical molecular diagnostics, and (c) coordinating and facilitating pandemic research initiatives in basic and social sciences across the university, including our location in Wenzhou, China. Student research and training are central to the activities of the Center and will include representation from diverse majors such as science, technology, business and communications.
Under the direction of the Dean, the Executive Director organizes, plans and directs the Center and is responsible for overseeing all Center activities, including the Kean Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory, academic programs in molecular diagnostics and coordination of pandemic research programs. The Director develops and implements Center policies and procedures; manages the hiring and evaluation processes for all Center faculty and staff; oversees curriculum, program development and outcomes assessment; manages the budget; and does related work as required. The Executive Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.
Qualifications: Doctorate degree and a minimum of three years of progressive experience in higher education or a related environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Marianne Gass, Assistant to the Dean, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer
About Kean University
Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.