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Assistant Teaching Professor, Medical Genetics (Associate Program Director, MS in Genetic Counseling)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Medical Genetics

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor, Medical Genetics (Associate Program Director, MS in Genetic Counseling)

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Department of Medicine is recruiting for a full-time associate program director faculty position in the Division of Medical Genetics. This position would be at the faculty rank of Assistant Teaching Professor and would have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30). This is a "non-tenured" position. The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The anticipated start date would be July 2021.

The University of Washington is developing a new MS in genetic counseling degree with a mission to be an equitable and inclusive genetic counseling graduate program that provides innovative training of lifelong learners for a career in care, leadership, and science to meet the evolving needs of precision health.

In collaboration with the program director and other program leaders, the associate program director is responsible for the planning, developing, and monitoring of those aspects of the curriculum that support students’ integration of knowledge, skills, experience, and professional ethics into the practice of genetic counseling. Duties include:

  • Providing support to the program director in all aspects of program leadership
  • In the case of temporary absence of the program director, assuming responsibilities as interim program director, providing immediate oversight of the program
  • Providing program coordination and instructional planning
  • Designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating clinical or instructional aspects of the curriculum
  • Providing academic advising, as well as monitoring, evaluating, and remediating student performance
  • Contributing to administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to strategic planning, budgeting, and admissions activities
  • Teaching graduate-level courses in genetic counseling and other areas in accordance with professional interests and expertise
  • Supervising genetic counseling students in a clinical setting as time and schedule allows
  • Overseeing capstone project coordination, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Serving as an adviser for student capstone projects
  • Mentoring genetic counseling students
  • Facilitating admissions process and activities
  • Serving on program committees and advisory boards


  • MS in in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics (or foreign equivalent)
  • Certification in genetic counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a clinical and/or research genetic counselor
  • Demonstrated experience in post-secondary teaching, and/or training/coursework in subjects relevant to delivering and administering post-secondary education, including but not limited to curriculum design, assessment, evaluation, or educational andragogy
  • Demonstrated administrative experience


The position will remain open until filled. Please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information of 4 references. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Borgerson at

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qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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