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The University of Holy Cross will be a Catholic, national, comprehensive, higher education institution known for the ability to balance liberal arts and sciences and nationally accredited professional programs.

The University will be acclaimed for its individualized service to a diverse student body, the integration of mind and heart in the Marianite tradition, and the academic preparation for competent professionals in service to the larger community.

The University strives to live the Mission through six words; Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Presence, Compassion and Service. Through these words, we educate the whole person in the true tradition of the Marianites of Holy Cross.

You Are Part of Our Team. As a member of the team of UHC, you will be expected to contribute your talents and energies to improve the environment and quality of the University, as well as the constituencies of the University. In return, you will be given opportunities to grow and advance in your career.

The University of Holy Cross is dedicated to:

  • Providing students a quality education at the best price with the best service.
  • Providing members of the team with wages and benefits comparable to others doing similar work within similar higher educational institutions and within the region.

The only things we require for employment, compensation, advancement, and benefits are performance and a good team attitude; however, all employment at UHC is "at will." No one will be denied opportunities or benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran's status, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions; nor will anyone receive special treatment for those reasons.

To join the University of Holy Cross team, see the job opportunities posted below and provide the requested information. This will be forwarded to the head of the search committee for the particular job you are applying. If your qualifications meet our needs, someone will contact you to set up an interview with the committee. If your qualifications do not meet the needs for that particular job, we do keep your information on file for six months in the event that another position would become available more suited to your qualifications.

UHC assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status, or veteran's status in the admission to, participation in, or employment of its programs and activities.

Program Coordinator - Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program


University of Holy Cross, New Orleans, Louisiana is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator who will join a developing Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program with the inaugural class of 25 PA students to start in August of 2020. The Director will provide leadership to the Program Coordinator to insure quality outcomes. Must be capable of providing administrative support to the Program Director and supervising administrative personnel and student workers for the department’s success.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Program Director and Medical Director’s calendar.
  • Draft and/or transcribes letters, reports, e-mail, meeting minutes, and other written communications.
  • Handles ongoing communication to and from visitors and others efficiently, notifying appropriate personnel.
  • Maintain documentation of curriculum, accreditation documents, manuals, conference handouts, manuscripts, etc. 
  • Respond to inquiries regarding clinical rotations, preceptors, and other training issues.
  • Alerts the Program Director and/or Medical Director of any potential concerns based on written or verbal communications from faculty, students or others.
  • Facilitate placement/affiliation agreements with provider agencies where UHC does not currently have placement agreements.
  • Implement and updates program databases, adhering to procedures and systems that ensure orderly and timely workflow.
  • Maintain knowledge of current licensure requirements, immigration policies, ARC-PA accreditation and institutional requirements.
  • Coordinate outside electives which include applications to hospital(s), malpractice coverage confirmation, and evaluation forms.
  • Maintain confidential student and faculty files
  • Assist with travel and accommodations for national conferences
  • Serve as liaison with other departments and affiliated institutions.
  • Prepares check requests, travel authorizations, fund reimbursements and expense reports; maintains necessary records for PA and/or Finance Department.
  • Compiles, updates and submits reports to Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education (ARC-PA) and other professional organizations as directed by the Program Director
  • Compiles, tabulates and reports data for surveys, questionnaires, census reports, accreditation reports and other forms and documents required by internal and external agencies
  • Collect necessary information for developing appropriate database analysis tools to meet current ARC-PA requirements
  • Coordinate communication between applicants and program via e-mails, telephone and written correspondence
  • Serves as an information source for the program, institution(s) and community
  • Adhere to recruitment plan, time-line, guidelines, and policies and procedures for the department
  • Provide other administrative assistance to Program Director as needed.

Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree and working knowledge of physician assistants/ health sciences master program curriculum and/or accreditation requirements.

Required: High School diploma and 2 plus years of work experience in higher education and/ or health sciences/ medical knowledge.

Applications: The University of Holy Cross assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status, or veterans’ status in the admission to, participation in, or employment of its programs and activities.

Applicants who meet the qualifications listed above are invited to send a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to Christine Watts, in a single submission.

The position will remain open until filled.

Faculty Position: Assistant/Associate Professor Food Chemistry and Analysis

January 30, 2019

The University of Holy Cross Department of Biological and Physical Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant/Associate level that will develop a strong academic program in any area of food chemistry and analysis (e.g., food composition and analysis, HPLC, and GCMS) that is complementary to existing programs in the department.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate/graduate courses, provide academic and research advisement to students; promote and sustain extension dialogue/service; hold membership in professional associations; and serve on committees and participate in official activities at the departmental, college, and university levels.

This position is a 9-month appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Classroom instruction and curriculum planning/development of Food Science and Chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and courses in related areas as expertise permits;
  • Serve as a liaison with industry to develop student field experiences, extension services, research projects, and curriculum support;
  • Participation in professional organization meeting activities related to food science and technology;
  • Teaching effectiveness, service to students and university, and scholarly/professional achievement are required for retention and promotion;
  • Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity-in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement; and
  • Oral/ written competence in English.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Food Science, Chemistry, or closely related area by August 1, 2019 and at least 1 graduate degree in Food Science;
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution;
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning as evidenced by a presentation during the interview;
  • Promise of productive scholarship/creative activities consistent with the teacher-scholar model;
  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College's priorities for the Department and the mission of the University;
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the Department, College, and University;
  • Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology in teaching and scholarship; and
  • Ability to work in a diverse academic and professional community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in or teaching food chemistry and food analysis classes;
  • Expertise for potential online teaching; and
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with Food Safety, Culinology, Nutrition and other content areas preferred.

Review of applicants will begin upon receipt of application materials and continue until the position is filled with an ideal start date of August 12, 2019.

University of Holy Cross assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status, or veteran’s status in the admission to, participation in, or employment of its programs and activities.

To be considered for this position, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Christine Watts, Director of Human Resources, University of Holy Cross, 4123 Woodland Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131 or by email

University of Holy Cross
Human Resources Department
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131


4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 394-7744 or 1-800-259-7744

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