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Program Director & Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor - MS Cytology

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Downtown: College of Health Solutions


Downtown Phoenix campus

Open Date

Jun 17, 2024


The Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions (CHS) new MS Cytology Program seeks a full-time, non-tenured clinical faculty member at the rank of Clinical Associate or Clinical Professor who will also serve as the inaugural Program Director. The Cytology Program is the first in the country to offer a fully online and innovative delivery approach to meet the needs of the Cytology and Cytotechnology workforce/The MS Cytology program represents ASU’s deliberate investment to meet the needs of the national shortage of clinicians in the cytopathology and diagnostics disciplines by partnering with industry and offering this kind of training program at scale, while maintaining rigor and high-quality graduate outcomes.

The Clinical Associate or Clinical Professor rank is a fixed-term fiscal-year appointment that is renewable annually. Subsequent one-year or multi-year appointments (Clinical Professor only) may be offered, under the same terms and conditions, at the discretion of the college and university.

The MS Cytology Program offers advanced training and preparation for certification as a licensed Cytologist/Cytotechnologist at the master’s level. Responsibilities for this position include curriculum development and maintaining collaboration with other program faculty to deliver high-quality online instruction and hands-on training including coordination of clinical learning sites, providing didactic and clinical instruction and providing service to the university, college, and relevant degrees. Applicants must present evidence of teaching experience and a strong commitment to high-quality teaching with the robust support of a world-class instructional design team.

The Program Director’s responsibilities include overseeing essential academic program functions, continuous improvement of the curriculum and course content, and course instructional staffing/administration. In addition, the candidate will identify and coordinate clinical sites and projects for students with industry partners, support and maintain clinical partnerships, mentor students, and ensure the overall success of the program including accreditation to align with Cytology Programs Review Committee under the auspices of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

The anticipated workload for faculty with program director responsibilities is 40% administration (program director role), 40% teaching (course instruction and clinical education coordination), and 20% service.

At ASU and the College of Health Solutions, we work to maximize opportunities for people of varied backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. We value and encourage inclusive excellence as outlined in our ASU Charter, and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen our academic community are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Through teaching, academic programs, service and research, faculty at the College of Health Solutions address one or more of our three major areas of focus: 1) The systems of health care and the health needs of populations; 2) Health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan; 3) Personalized interventions through precision health. Across these areas, we work to address complex and difficult health problems that require transformative collaboration, translational research and innovation. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities.

Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

Current training programs by areas of study include biomedical informatics, biomedical diagnostics, health care systems, health sciences & medical studies, movement sciences, nutrition, population health, the science of healthcare delivery, and speech and hearing sciences. Our programs are offered at the ASU Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University (ASU) is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. ASU is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which comprises the nation’s elite research universities. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for nine years in a row. ASU has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, a major milestone in its enterprise wide commitment to increase inclusivity within its student body. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves 144,800 students across all campuses and on-line as of the Fall 2023 semester. ASU champions intellectual and cultural inclusion, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu.


Required Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in a relevant discipline
  • Cytologist certification (formerly cytotechnologist)
  • Demonstrate competency in the current practice of diagnostic cytopathology
  • Demonstrated experience in education, either in higher education or the clinical learning environment
  • Shows support for ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence as outlined in the ASU charter

Desired Qualifications

  • Three years of experience in the area of Cytology, Cytopathology or Cytotechnology
  • Experience working with community health partnerships and stakeholders to develop or and sustain clinical training partnerships
  • Experience managing course(s) at the graduate level, including development of course content, lectures, assessments with particular focus for online course development and delivery
  • Experience leading academic programs in a college, university, academic medical center, or similar environment
  • Experience in managing/directing training programs (undergraduate, graduate, and/or broader workforce development)- in the Cytology/Cytotechnology field preferred
  • Experience using online learning platforms, including Canvas, for course instruction

Application Instructions

Application Deadline and Procedures

The application deadline is August 1, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, submit the following:

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications, and professional experience, and an example(s) of how your work has exemplified Arizona State University’s Charter and its values of Inclusive Excellence
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, email, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process.

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Jarelly Gomez at jarelly.gomez@asu.edu