Program Director

Position: Program Director

Location: Glendale, AZ

Description: The College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona campus, invites applications for Director of the Cardiovascular Science Perfusion Program. The Cardiovascular Science Perfusion Program matriculates 32 students each year and awards the Master of Science in Cardiovascular Science degree after successful completion of the 21-month curriculum. The curriculum includes three quarters of didactic and laboratory education, including a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory, followed by four quarters of clinical education practicums off campus at various affiliated hospitals located throughout the country. The Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and has 6 faculty members and 3 support staff members.

The successful candidate should document academic experience with a strong record of teaching and scholarly activity and provide evidence of strong leadership, administrative experience, exceptional communication skills, an in-depth understanding of higher education, curricular design, assessment and contemporary clinical practice. The Program Director’s specific responsibilities include oversight of the budget, implementation of the curriculum and adherence to the accreditation standards, mentorship of the faculty and selected teaching in area of expertise. The candidate should have the academic credentials commensurate with the faculty rank of Associate Professor or higher; a post-professional doctoral degree in a content area relevant to Cardiovascular Perfusion Science is preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive for this tenure-track position. Review of applications will begin immediately and until the position is filled.

Midwestern University is an independent institution of higher education committed to the education of health care professionals. The Arizona campus is located on a spacious 140-acre campus in Glendale, twelve miles northwest of Phoenix, and is home to the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Dental Medicine, College of Optometry, College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Health Sciences. The Cardiovascular Perfusion Science Program is housed in the College of Health Sciences which also includes programs in Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Nurse Anesthesia, Speech-Language Pathology and Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Please submit your application packet through MWU's online job board at www.midwestern.edu

  • In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”
  • Select “Employment Opportunities”
  • Select “Faculty” for job category, “Glendale” for location and click “Search”
  • Your online application should include:
  • Cover letter (upload as an attachment or inserted as text)
  • CV (upload as an attachment or inserted as text)
  • Application (you will be prompted to complete the online application) 

If you have questions feel free to contact: Jacquelyn M. Smith, Ph.D., Dean, College of Health Sciences, at jsmith@midwestern.edu or 623-572-3600.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Requirements: The Program Director’s specific responsibilities include oversight of the budget, implementation of the curriculum and adherence to the accreditation standards, mentorship of the faculty and selected teaching in area of expertise. The candidate should have the academic credentials commensurate with the faculty rank of Associate Professor or higher; a post-professional doctoral degree in a content area relevant to Cardiovascular Perfusion Science is preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive for this tenure-track position.  Review of applications will begin immediately and until the position is filled.

Contact:  Jacquelyn M. Smith, Ph.D., Dean, College of Health Science: jsmith@midwestern.edu

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