Mount Wachusett Community College seeks an educator who believes that engaging and authentic teaching matters more than anything else in the pursuit of student success. This educator designs an innovative classroom culture that embraces diversity and fosters student empowerment. Building positive connections, the Chair of this Program will create a sense of belonging that motivates students and strengthens their desire to learn.
The Chair of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program provides oversight of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) approved Medical Laboratory Technology Degree Program. This position will provide leadership and instruction for a broad variety of medical laboratory technology courses within the newly constructed, state-of-the-art classroom/laboratory. The faculty member will possess communication and technological skills, academic credentials and the expertise to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to enter this allied health field.
Faculty Member Duties
Provides classroom and laboratory instruction in Medical Laboratory Technology and academic advisement for approximately 18 students;
Serves on college committees as elected or appointed;
Attends regularly scheduled departmental, divisional and college meetings;
Teaches courses as assigned by the Dean;
Participates in student assistance/advisement;
Maintains office hours;
Participates in college service activities (i.e., college committees, meetings, activities, etc.);
Participates in community service and engages in a minimum of 36 hours of documented continuing professional development every 3 years;
Maintains clinical expertise; and
Performs other duties as assigned.
Program Chair Duties
The faculty member will prepare the annual program budget and make purchases based on faculty recommendations;
Set the agenda and conduct program faculty and advisory board meetings;
Maintain external accreditation through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS);
Prepare other reports as requested by the college administration and committees;
Assist in the recruitment and orientation of new faculty;
Maintain all contracts with agencies being utilized for clinical practice;
Seek out new sites as needed; and
Visit facilities as needed.
Must be a Medical Laboratory Professional;
Must hold a Master's Degree, Doctoral degree preferred;
Holds ASCP-BOC or ASCPi-BOC generalist certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist;
Must have 3 years of teaching experience;
Must have knowledge of education methods and administration as well as current NAACLS accreditation procedures and certification procedures; and
Must be proficient in oral and written communication.
Equivalency Statement Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Additional Salary Information: Actual Salary will be determined in accordance with the classification system of MCCC/MTA commensurate with education & experience and therefore it is unlikely the salary will be at or near the top of the range.
Internal Number: 115860
About Mount Wachusett Community College
Since 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College has built a tradition of providing innovative undergraduate education, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service to North Central Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Gardner, MA, with satellite campuses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Devens, MWCC now serves approximately 12,000 credit and noncredit students each year and offers over 70 associate degree and credit certificate options. An award-winning, national leader in the area of renewable energy, MWCC is also nationally recognized for its veterans' services, civic engagement and K-12 partnerships.
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