Program Director, Clinical Laboratory Science

  • Neumann University, School of Arts and Sciences
  • 1 Neumann Drive, Aston, PA, USA
  • Oct 14, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Medicine & Dentistry Sciences and Technology: other Deans & Directors

Job Description


The School of Arts and Sciences at Neumann University, southeastern Pennsylvania’s Catholic Franciscan institution of higher learning, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Program Director in the Biology/Clinical Laboratory Sciences major, beginning in August 2021.

The Biology/Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Program Director is appointed by and reports to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences through the Department Head for Mathematics and Sciences. The Director of the Bio/CLS Program is expected to provide leadership in the promotion of excellence in BIO/CLS education and scholarship. Applicants must meet the requirements for faculty rank at the level of associate or full professor at Neumann University. 

The BIO/CLS Program Director is expected to do the following:

  • Be responsible for the organization, administration, instruction, evaluation, continuous improvement, curriculum planning and development, directing other program faculty/staff, and general effectiveness of the program
  • Participate in the budget preparation process
  • Maintain NAACLS accreditation of the program
  • Be experienced in regular and consistent contact with students, faculty, program personnel, and in recruitment and retention activities.
  • Be active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels
  • Be active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education
  • Develop the schedule of classes in a timely fashion and in consultation with the Academic Dean that is responsive to student needs and educational efficiencies.
  • Coordinate with the Academic Dean to conduct classroom observations, faculty evaluations, performance reviews, conferences, in-services and professional development sessions.
  • Assist the Academic Dean in the hiring, training, development and supervision of faculty and substitutes to teach classes as needed.
  • Possess knowledge of and experience in current accreditation/certification procedures relevant to Clinical Laboratory Science programs that meets NAACLS standards
  • Possess a strong commitment and value for supporting diverse and inclusive educational programming
  • Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of all curricula for the undergraduate and graduate programs and promote innovation in educational programs
  • Ensure effective academic advising and progression of pre-professional and professional-level students.
  • With input from program faculty and related departments, plan the course offering schedule for each semester and summer sessions.
  • Assign faculty teaching responsibilities consistent with their other responsibilities as established in the faculty development plan.
  • Teach didactic and laboratory aspects of general and clinical hematology, hemostasis and immunology and other courses in the successful candidate’s area of specialization in a NAACLS-accredited Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree program. 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Consistent with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the program director must be a medical laboratory professional who meets the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a related field (doctoral degree preferred)
  • ASCP-BOC or equivalent certification acceptable to NAACLS
  • Minimum of three full years of teaching experience, including in the classroom and online
  • Have a minimum of 36 hours of continuing professional education documented over the last three years
  • Possess knowledge of educational methods and administration as well as current NAACLS accreditation and certification procedures
  • Evince outstanding oral and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrate strong personal integrity and enthusiasm

Candidates must also possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Franciscan mission of the University. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Candidates should be aware that Neumann University does not have a system of tenure, but instead offers faculty a policy-governed system of promotion and increasingly extended contracts with faculty seniority.

Application Details

For full consideration, applications must include the following materials: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the candidate’s experience as well as the candidate’s appreciation for, and congruence with, the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official copies will be required at the time of hire); and (4) recent teaching evaluations, a sample syllabus, and/or other evidence of demonstrated excellence in undergraduate instruction. Letters of recommendation are not required at the initial stages of the review process, but will be solicited of all finalist candidates.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, November 9, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be e-mailed to:

Neumann University
David W. Brownlee
Vice President for Human Resources & Risk Management
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298



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Application Deadline

Open until filled