Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Human Genetics (Non-tenure stream)

$80,000 - $147,000 yearly
  • University of Pittsburgh, Human Genetics Department
  • 130 De Soto Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Mar 03, 2020
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Job Description


The Department of Human Genetics in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health seeks an individual at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Professor outside of the tenure stream. This full-time position will direct the MS program in Genetic Counseling. Depending on her/his qualifications, this individual may be hired as Program Director or as an Assistant/Associate Program Director with the opportunity to quickly transition to the Program Director position.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess the following:

  • An MS in the discipline of genetic counseling

  • Certification in genetic counseling from the ABGC or ABMGG

  • At least 5 years of experience as a certified genetic counselor, at least 3 of which must be in a patient-facing role (clinical or research)

  • Experience in fieldwork supervision for at least five genetic counseling graduate students for a minimum of 500 total contact hours in the last 10 years

  • The skills to take on major responsibilities for teaching courses and developing new curriculum, mentoring students, and overseeing student research and clinical training

  • A commitment to the school's values of respectful dialogue, cultural humility, and promotion of health equity

  • An interest in population-level genetic communication or public health genetics

For appointment at the level of Associate Professor, candidates must additionally possess all or most of the following:

  • Previous involvement with a genetic counseling training program (i.e., leadership, teaching, clinical rotation oversight, etc.)

  • Previous classroom teaching experience with demonstrated leadership and/or extra-classroom achievements in education (i.e. course development; directorship of degree programs; publication of textbook chapters, peer-reviewed publications related to public health education; major role in mentoring and advising)

  • Previous research experience (i.e., peer reviewed publications, posters/presentations at national meetings, mentorship of student research)

For appointment at the level of Professor, candidates must additionally possess all or most of the following:

  • Significant genetic counseling program leadership experience

  • Significant previous classroom teaching experience with demonstrated experience in major leadership roles and exceptional contributions as an educator (i.e., development of a new degree program; national or international awards or grants for educational excellence or educational materials; publication of textbooks; leadership in education sections or meetings of relevant national societies)

  • Significant research experience (i.e., peer reviewed publications, peer reviewed funding for research, membership on editorial boards for scholarly publications, extensive mentorship of student research)

Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s background/experience and the corresponding salary range is as follows:

 Assistant Professor - $80k - $96k

Associate Professor - $103k -$119k

Professor - $110k - $147k  

 Positions may start any time after February 1, 2020.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

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