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May 22, 2013

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Open until filled

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Half-time Director of Masters Program in Regulatory Affairs
College of Sciences, Dean’s Office
San Diego State University

Regulatory Affairs is a Master of Science program offered through the College of Extended Studies at San Diego State University. This program is housed in the College of Sciences and provides training required for certification of professionals in regulatory processes for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The courses also meet the continuing education needs of those with a degree in the chemical or biological sciences or engineering who are already employed in these industries. A primary objective is for students to establish a foundation of basic knowledge and a practical understanding of regulatory issues needed to effectively address the real world challenges encountered during the development, manufacture and commercialization of FDA regulated therapeutic and medical device products.

Regulatory Affairs currently has three employees and varying number of instructors responsible for delivering extended education courses.

The Director has the primary responsibility for providing vision, leadership, and financial management of programs designed to address the workforce development needs of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The Director will be responsible for the design and execution of programs and activities that enhance the visibility and outreach of the Regulatory Affairs program, developing new graduate level courses for the program, identifying instructors who will deliver the extended education courses, as well as developing and implementing a budget based upon the revenues generated from Extended Studies. Along with the faculty in the program, the Director is expected to provide student thesis or final project advising. There are also opportunities to teach courses within the program if desired.

The Director is responsible for all Regulatory Affairs programs, including development of new opportunities for collaborative offerings. The Director will provide direction and leadership for the expansion of current programs and the development of new programs and courses that address the workforce development needs of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. We expect the Director to maintain a high quality of instruction that ensures the programs’ learning objectives for students are met and to develop industry support for the Regulatory Affairs programs.

We seek an individual who has a strong record of accomplishment in the Regulatory industry, who has a doctoral or a master’s degree in a relevant field and who has a demonstrated ability to work with diverse students, faculty, administrators and staff. The Director will work collaboratively with the Dean and Associate Dean in the College of Sciences, the Associate Director/Graduate Advisor, the Instructional Designer as well as the part time faculty and industry experts who teach in the program.

Application should include 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a letter of interest, 3) the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three references. Applications should be sent to:

Cathie Atkins, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
College of Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, California 92182-1010

Review of Applications will begin on June 3, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Dr. Cathie Atkins at catkins@mail.sdsu.edu.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.