The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program within the Department of Health and Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS) invites applications for a tenure-track, 11-month, faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. (http://www.mc.uky.edu/mls/). Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the MLS curriculum, occasional travel to the Center for Excellence in Rural Health Hazard campus, participation in program and curriculum development, engagement in research, and involvement in scholarly and service activities.
Qualified applicants must possess a doctoral degree in MLS or a related discipline, have national certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist), have graduated from a NAACLS-approved Medical Laboratory Science (Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist) program, and possess clinical experience. Primary teaching emphasis will be in the area of Clinical Chemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in Chemistry and work experience in Clinical Chemistry or Toxicology. Rank, tenure status, and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Candidates should apply on line at with a curriculum vita, cover letter, as well as contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Steve Schwarze, Ph.D., MLS (ASCP) CM, Wethington Building Room CTW 126B, University of Kentucky, 900 South Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About the MLS Program
The NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Science program began in 1933 and has evolved over the years producing exceptional graduates employed worldwide. Currently the 18-month program is offered on the Lexington campus, at the Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, KY, and virtually through online MLT to MLS tracks. The MLS program received a 10-year reaccreditation in 2018. The MLS program is located within the Department of Health and Clinical Sciences and is well-integrated and respected within the College of Health Sciences and the University. One of the strengths from the recent NAACLS site visit report states that "The program has the support of the administration both financially and programmatically. It is clear the MLS program is an integral part of the strategic agenda of the institution."
About the University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, a beautiful city of approximately 308,000 residents in the heart of the Bluegrass Region of central Kentucky; known for its scenic countryside, thoroughbred horse industry and home to numerous cultural organizations. UK was founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community in which people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage all minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and women to consider our employment opportunities. Visit the University’s website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work.