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Term Assistant Professor of Medical Laboratory Science
University of Alaska Anchorage

Date Posted Apr. 13, 2023
Title Term Assistant Professor of Medical Laboratory Science
University University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK, United States
Department School of Allied Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Medicine/Laboratory Medicine

Term Assistant Professor of Medical Laboratory Science

  • Job No: 524288
  • Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

Position Summary:
The University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Allied Health seeks an innovative, energetic individual who will work in a collaborative teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses within the UAA Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) programs. The faculty member appointed to this position will provide advising to prospective and current medical laboratory science students, didactic and laboratory education to students enrolled in the medical laboratory science programs.

Responsible for theoretical and practical instruction in any of the following areas as needed by the department: phlebotomy and specimen processing, basic techniques in laboratory medicine and immunology, among other potential courses. Teach up to 24-27 workload units per 9 month contract; courses may be delivered as face-to-face, online or hybrid. Contribute to the improvement of the department, college, university, and community through active involvement in committee work. Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines. Write and update course syllabi, and assist with curriculum review, revision, and development. Maintain departmental integrity of student records. Maintain program learning outcomes, assessment, and curriculum. Coordinate/enforce national accreditation requirements and standards. Engage in professional development in the field of medical laboratory science, adult education, and online instruction. Attend department meetings and engage in continuous quality improvement. Work effectively and collaboratively within the scope of the University of Alaska mission with a diverse student population and university staff. Oversee students for clinical rotations, including rescheduling when necessary. Provide instructions for laboratory coordinator and monitor student activity during lab sessions to ensure a safe work environment and assess competency in performing procedures. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by department director.

The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are central to our mission.

We honor diverse experiences and perspectives-including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status-and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect.

At UAA, valuing diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service to our communities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • The applicant will have the ability to teach using various methods to engage students in learning, such as lecture presentations, group interactions, Blackboard applications, research, and the ability to teach using online modalities such as Collaborate.
  • The applicant will have the interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and professionally with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • The applicant will have the ability to work effectively in a faculty team. Demonstration of commitment to ongoing professional development required.
  • Experience teaching entry-level Medical Laboratory Science psychomotor, affective and cognitive competencies using various diverse pedagogical methods.
  • Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience in a variety of areas of teaching (academic, clinical, continuing education, in-service).
  • Ability to work effectively in a faculty team, as well as function independently.
  • Commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the College of Health mission and to work with a diverse student and staff population.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; computer literacy.
  • Currency in contemporary Medical Laboratory Science practice.
  • Knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the Medical Laboratory Scientists.
  • Service on behalf of Medical Laboratory Science education, the community, and/or the profession.

Typical Experience:
Required Experience:
Minimum three (3) years' experience as a generalist in clinical practice.
ASCP-BOC generalist certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Laboratory Technologist MLS(ASCP)cm or MT(ASCP)

Preferred Experience:
Experience with web-based course design and delivery
Three (3) years teaching experience in Medical Laboratory Science education
Experience building and maintaining community partnerships

Required Education or Training:
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science from a NAACLS accredited program

Strong evidence of current and ongoing professional development in Medical Laboratory Science

Active involvement and leadership in state and/or national organizations
Knowledge of rural healthcare systems education
Master's degree in a health care related field.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9-month, Term Assistant Professor faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. Salary will be based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Procedures:

To be considered for the position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter to include a description of previous activities representing and working with members of underrepresented groups
  • Curriculum Vitae/resume
  • Statement of inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student population
  • Copy of transcript verifying highest degree
  • Copy of current ASCP-BOC certification.
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Supplemental documents as additional information to support your application

Special conditions of employment:

  • The successful candidate must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing certificates.
  • This is an in-person position located on the Anchorage campus; remote work is not available for this position.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact LeeAnne Carrothers, Assistant Dean, Allied Health, at or 907-786-6932.

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