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Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

Bio-Medical Engineering

Reports To:
Dr. Pfister

Position Type:

Position Summary:
This position serves as the main administrator of the undergraduate biomedical engineering program. The job involves coordinating the curriculum, addressing academic administrative functions, advising students and teaching classes.

Essential Functions:
Responsible for maintaining the undergraduate curriculum including specifying course offerings, program and curricular track requirements, and advisement of students. - Course scheduling based on faculty input - Maintenance of course offerings to meet enrollment and identify upcoming teaching needs to the Chair - Maintain an effective undergraduate advising process including premed student cohorts - Liaison to the Center for Student Success for the advisement of first year and transfer students. - Reviews published program information for accuracy and consistency • Co-Chairs the BME Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Proposed changes in the curriculum, degree requirements, etc. are communicated to the chair. • Instruction of BME courses as assigned by the Chair of the department. Instructional duties will be within the maximum allowable contact hours for this position.

Additional Functions:
Reviews and reports program assessment - Participates in Advisory Board meetings and organizes student feedback sessions. - Recommends programmatic changes; and documents program revisions resulting from findings. - ABET accreditation: Assists the ABET coordinator with external accreditation activities and/or academic program reviews • Liaison to the Albert Dorman Honors College • Work with students towards experiential learning including mentoring capstone teams, managing independent studies and advise COOP student requirements as necessary. • Help Organize Recruitment events (e.g., experience days, open houses, NJMS interviews, new student orientations, transfer events)

Essential Characteristics:
Customer Focus/Service Orientation: Assists and serves others to meet their needs. Focuses on discovering those needs and the way to best meet them. Matches customer requirements to existing products and services and/or designs, develops, and customizes additional products and services. Maintains own and others’ attention to internal and external customers’ needs. Takes personal responsibility for continuously raising the standard of customer service. • Innovative Thinking: An effort to improve performance by doing new things. It can include the introduction of an innovative procedure unknown in the work unit or at the University, but known elsewhere. It can also include the invention of techniques and methods, the ability to go beyond the conventional, and a willingness to try out different solutions. At the higher levels, it is the ability to champion innovation and encourage new ideas from employees. • Quality Assurance/Attention to Detail: Accomplishes tasks through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small. Shows concern for all aspects of the job. Accurately checks for processes and tasks and follows up in a timely manner with appropriate persons. Has the desire to see things accomplished logically, clearly, and well. It takes various forms including monitoring and checking work or information, insisting on the clarity of roles and duties, and setting up and maintaining information systems.
Diversity: Able to understand and value the practices, customs, values, and norms of individuals, groups, and cultures. This includes the ability to value different points-of-view and recognize the improved outcomes that occur when individuals from different backgrounds or perspectives interact. It also means seeing others’ differences as a positive part of obtaining the outcome and being able to work well with a wide variety of people representing different backgrounds, cultures, and socio-economic levels. • Flexibility/Adaptability: Recognizes that the environment in which one functions may be constantly changing and adjusts his/her own approach and behavior accordingly. Adapts to and works effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals and/or groups. This includes understanding and appreciating diverse and opposing perspectives on an issue, adapting one’s approach to the change at hand, and easily accepting and making such changes, whether in one’s own duties or in the university’s strategic direction. • Listening, Understanding and Responding: Able to accurately hear and understand the unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others. This includes the principle of dealing with people in a direct, open, trusting, and respectful manner. • Strategic Planning: Develops short- and long-range plans that are appropriately comprehensive, creative, realistic, and effective in meeting goals. Integrates planning efforts across departments.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
MS degree in biomedical engineering or equivalent. • Proficient written and verbal communication skills. • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly. • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong judgment and decision-making capability. • 3 yrs previous experience working in an academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD degree in biomedical engineering or equivalent. At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position. • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy. • Stellar interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members and external partners. • Polished and professional demeanor in dealing with all situations. • Ability to multi-task. • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be independently effective.

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