Biological Sciences: Director of Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Program - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Director of the Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Program beginning July 1, 2014. This position will provide oversight and vision for all aspects of the Program including, students, faculty, program development and future goals. The Director will develop and implement new strategies to ensure the success of the Program in changing educational landscape. Candidates must have expertise in the area of Cell and Molecular and must be able to teach any of the core MCB courses.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


  • Administrative with teaching responsibilities.
  • Work closely with the MCB Advisory Committee to achieve the goals of the Program. 
  • Review applicant files for admission.
  • Serve as the academic advisor for MCB students coordinating course offerings with student demand and promote innovate ways to foster success.
  • Serve as a member of all MCB Thesis Committees beginning with the Independent Study.
  • Plan, develop and manage new graduate courses (on-ground and on-line).
  • Develop and maintain MCB Program literature (Program Handbook, Thesis Manual and Comprehensive Exam Manual),
  • Design and administer the MCB Challenge Examinations and Comprehensive Examination.
  • Attend graduate Open House, Admitted Student’s Day and other Admission-sponsored events.
  • Provide Departmental representation at Graduate Graduation and Awards ceremonies.
  • Maintain the highest standards of excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrate active contributions to committees or contributions to the Department, College of Arts and Sciences and University.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

  • A PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology or closely related field is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have a proven record of excellence in teaching university-level courses.
  • Previous experience in academic leadership roles.


Application materials should be submitted through the online and include letter of application; current curriculum vitae including full list of publications and relevant teaching experience and a statement of teaching philosophy and experience.
After initial consideration has been completed, candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to send three letters of reference.
Department will continue to accept applications until the position is filled

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2013-1474

Keyword Phrases

  • Biological Sciences - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Diversity
  • New Programs
  • spirit of community
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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