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Associate Professor (Mortuary Science)
Title:Associate Professor (Mortuary Science)
Department:Community College
Location:801 North Capitol Street

The Mortuary Science department of the University of the District of Columbia is seeking a dynamic, patron-centered individual with collaboration skills and experiences to support the Community College.  The Associate Professor, Mortuary Science, is a member of the Associate of Applied Science program and is responsible for teaching various courses. The individual also serves as the Program Director of the UDC-CC Mortuary Science programs. All core courses are held at the University of the District of Columbia Van Ness campus, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW. However, there may be times the individual is expected to teach at more than one location.  

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status:  Full-time, permanent tenure track

Areas of Consideration:  Open to the Public

Salary Range:  $51,238 - $85,074

Closing Date:  January 12, 2013

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The Associate Professor will teach Mortuary Science core courses, oversee administrative and programmatic responsibilities of the program, assist in the recruitment and selection of full and part-time faculty, supervise faculty and assign courses each semester, provide laboratory and clinical instruction and must have knowledge of human anatomy, chemistry, pathology and blood borne diseases.  The Associate Professor must also have knowledge of the safe handling and disposal of hazardous compounds and infectious waste, laboratory safety requirements, ensure all practicum and other official agreements with industry partners are on file and kept up to date, ensure all student records are on file, kept up-to-date and securely  stored, oversee program budget and ordering all supplies, engage in scholarly activities and community service, conduct a minimum of five office hours per week, comply with UDC directives and policies related to disposal of hazardous waste and proper storage of chemicals, help to develop and teach appropriate online courses, participate in the college governance process and college-wide committees, participate fully in curriculum development and revision, recommend textbook and other instructional materials, assist in the development of an effective means of assessing student learning outcomes in accordance with the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) standards, coordinate and attend all meetings of the Mortuary Science Advisory Board and advise the Mortuary Science Student Organization. 

Required Qualifications

Associate of Applied Science degree or its credit hour equivalent and degree in Mortuary Science from an accredited program is required; as well as, hold a Master's degree in a related field or obtain a Master's degree within five years of hire. The individual must be licensed or eligible for license in the District of Columbia. Applicant must have knowledge of current practices in the field, familiarity with accreditation standards of the ABFSE, and knowledge of all state/District and federal laws, rules and regulations. Experience with instructional technology and online learning including Blackboard, skill in teaching a diverse student body with various learning styles, familiarity or knowledge of differentiated instruction, at least two years of experience teaching at the postsecondary level, familiarity with assessment of student learning outcomes, a high level of professionalism, and ability to work with colleagues and administrators in the development of goals for the curriculum and the Community College in a fast-paced environment.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-6769.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/

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