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Program Director / Collegiate Faculty - Biotechnology

Position Deleted on 2/10/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Largo, MD
  • Faculty - Business - Information Systems and Technology
  • Faculty - Science - Biology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Program Director/Collegiate Faculty - Biotechnology
The Graduate School
12-month Collegiate Faculty, Regular, Full Time

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks a Program Director for the Professional Science Master's Biotechnology Program in the Graduate School. The primary responsibilities of this individual will be to direct the bioinformatics specialization in the biotechnology degree program and manage the faculty and students in this specialization. In addition, this position requires the incumbent to teach, do curriculum review and development, and be closely involved in the content and currency of the bioinformatics courses offered in the program. The new Program Director will join one of the largest online institutions in the world, serving a global student population. UMUC is one of 11 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland. Working adults, military personnel, and other students around the globe are achieving their academic goals through UMUC's innovative educational options, including online instruction, accelerated academic programs, and classroom-based courses, taught during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. Currently, more than 34,000 students attend UMUC nationally, and an additional 35,000 students attend UMUC at on-site classes in more than 23 countries throughout the world; about 50,000 students are active duty military, veterans, and their families. In 2011, UMUC had over 234,000 online course enrollments.

The Program Director will manage the continuing development, promotion and direction of the Bioinformatics specialization in the Master of Science in Biotechnology program. Responsibilities include administering and developing courses; recruiting, mentoring and monitoring faculty; teaching and advising students; facilitating seminars; and performing other job-related assignments. The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, have an in-depth knowledge of genomic and genetic methodologies, high throughput sequencing technologies, current programming languages used in bioinformatics, and other technologies for genome analyses and large scale expression data analysis. This position will serve as the resident expert on bioinformatics and will work with the industry and /or other organizations to arrange for projects and internships for students in the bioinformatics specialization and have the ability to set up collaborations/articulations with other universities and industry partners. The position requires excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Qualifications include a doctorate degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or a related field; a minimum of five years of experience in teaching bioinformatics and curriculum development.

Prior experience at the graduate level and with adult, part-time students, established in careers and in online distance education is preferred.


All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers an excellent benefits package to include up to 8 credits of tuition remission per semester, a minimum of 25 days of leave, and a range of insurance options. For detailed benefits information, please visit

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