Program Director, Medical Laboratory Sciences
At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), we espouse to grow a culturally
competent workforce to advance medicine that touches the lives of underserved communities.
Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a
key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. PCOM affirms that diversity and inclusion are
crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom
of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our
graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them
throughout their lives.
Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners
and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating
people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with
it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers
and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM),
the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie,
Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a
more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully
in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals.
The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program Director is appointed by and will report
to the Dean of the School of Health Sciences. Applicants must meet the requirements
for faculty ranking at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor at PCOM.
This position is based at PCOM Georgia (Suwanee, Georgia).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Be responsible for the organization, administration, instruction, evaluation, continuous
improvement, curriculum planning and development and general effectiveness of the
- Supervise all program staff and faculty to provide feedback and resolve complex problems
- Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the program
and of PCOM.
- Participate in the budget preparation process.
- Keep college leadership informed of program progress and challenges with detailed
and accurate reports or presentations.
- Secure and maintain National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Lab Science accreditation
of the program.
- Ensure program operations and activities adhere to accreditation requirements and
- Participate in the process of hiring other needed staff and faculty for the MLS program.
- Provide instruction and guidance to MLS students, and grade performance on exams,
written work, and laboratory/clinical exercises.
- Work with leadership to set strategic goals and objectives for programs.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background
- Master’s degree in a related field is required.
- Consistent with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
and Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) standards, the
program director must be a medical laboratory professional who meets the following
- Minimum of three (3) full years of teaching experience, including in classroom and
- Two (2) years of experience in administration of NAACLS accredited MLS program.
- Must have a minimum of 36 hours of continuing professional education documented over
the last three years.
- Possess knowledge of educational methods and current NAACLS accreditation requirements.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills; strong personal integrity and enthusiasm.
- Experience with regular and consistent contact with students, faculty, program personnel,
and in recruitment and retention activities.
- Have the capacity to develop new online programs and leverage new initiatives with
the broader PCOM academic community.
- Be active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
- Must hold a MLS-ASCP-BOC or equivalent certification acceptable to NAACLS.
All applications MUST include:
PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration.
We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship
status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.