University of Charleston

Posted December 19, 2019

Program Director – Health Sciences

University of Charleston

The principal objective for the Program Director is to provide leadership and administrative oversight to the Health Science Core Curriculum.  Enhance the quality of the outcomes-based learning experiences for students at the University of Charleston.  Support departmental faculty in the use of best practices in teaching, learning, online teaching, assessment, and scholarship. Foster professional development activities that assist departmental faculty in career development and student learning pedagogies. This position is a 12-month contract/Teaching Track and reports to the Associate Dean of Health Sciences



  1. Has demonstrated leadership ability as an academician and scholar as evidenced by current or previous experience as lead faculty, program director, or program chair
  2. Has implemented outcomes-based curriculum within own professional practice
  3. Has demonstrated the capacity to provide support and assistance around outcomes-based learning to faculty colleagues
  4. Has demonstrated the capacity to manage fiscal resources expeditiously
  5. Has demonstrated the capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues toward institutional, program, school, and departmental goals
  6. Prior teaching experience at the rank of Instructor or above
  7. Has demonstrated the ability to effectively teach online courses
  8. Has proven leadership experience working with a variety of students, traditional and non-traditional
  9. Has demonstrated the ability to manage multiple projects
  10. Has demonstrated the capacity to work with various communities of interest, both internally and externally



  1. Advises pre health sciences students, especially pre-nursing students
  2. Provides administrative oversight for the program
  3. Teaches within the health sciences discipline
  4. Endorses and actively advances the mission of the University and outcomes-based learning
  5. Participates in program and course development, implementation, evaluation, revision, and planning
  6. Schedules and presides over regular program meetings
  7. Maintains file of departmental records including budgets, goal statements, alumni career information surveys
  8. Reviews and revises all catalog information for the program
  9. Develops program teaching schedules and assigns faculty appropriately
  10. Coordinates the procurement of library materials, textbooks for instruction, audio-visual materials, and other learning resources
  11. Oversees and coordinates acquisition of equipment and space needed for delivery of instruction
  12. Prepares appropriate studies, and documents for University administration and outside agencies
  13. Communicates to the program faculty in an accurate and timely manner the University policies and reasons for policies as well as other information helpful to the “good of the order”
  14. Assigns mentors to work with new faculty for career development
  15. Assumes responsibility for determining coverage for classes in the event of absence of faculty members due to continuing education or illness
  16. Provides input into budget process and manages the program budget
  17. Recruits program faculty and makes recommendations for hiring, retention, and promotion
  18. Enhances the quality of the scholarship of teaching and the scholarship of service within the program
  19. Models a variety of means of creating resource enhancements for the program
  20. Participates in the review of the design and the delivery of outcomes-based and online learning experiences for students
  21. Hires and evaluates part-time faculty (adjunct) in consultation with the Associate Dean
  22. Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of active learning pedagogies
  23. Shares responsibility for reviewing course syllabi and pedagogical practices
  24. Ensures all syllabi are uploaded to eLearn prior to the start of each semester
  25. Shares responsibility for developing a public culture of assessment; completes annual assessment report
  26. Serves as the program spokesperson for student recruitment, program promotion, and program revision
  27. Evaluates program faculty performance in the classroom and online
  28. Provides leadership for advancing program curricular reform, program planning and program review, and maintains program integrity
  29. Works directly with HSCI adjunct faculty to ensure their courses are up to date, engaging and meeting student learning needs


Guidance for students

  1. Serves as the discipline consultant for assigned students
  2. Maintains scheduled office hours to be available to students
  3. Supervises the gathering and dissemination of information for students about graduate and professional schools and careers and assists students in pursuing these goals
  4. Supports program-related student clubs and organizations



  1. Participates in the recruitment and retention of students for the program
  2. Serves as a mentor to inexperienced faculty
  3. Serves on department, school, and university committees
  4. Participates in University functions such as chair meetings, registration, convocations, commencement, faculty meetings, etc.


Professional development

  1. Assists program colleagues in using the faculty evaluation process to stimulate professional growth
  2. Continues professional development in technology, pedagogy, online learning, and scholarship
  3. Employs professional development activities to advance practice, teaching and learning, and the scholarship of discovery
  4. Assumes responsibility for keeping programs credential files current and reflective of continued professional growth and activities


Additional responsibilities

Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Dean



  • Shall possess proficiency in, but not limited to, the areas of curriculum design, program

administration/evaluation, instruction and counseling.

  • Shall document a master’s degree from an accredited institution in an accepted area.
  • Shall document a minimum of five years’ experience as a full-time faculty member



Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and the names of three professional references with contact information (including email address if available) to:

University of Charleston
Mindy Smith-Amburgey, Associate Dean Health Science
2300 MacCorkle Ave, SE
Charleston, West Virginia 25304



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