The Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Program at Northern Illinois University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2023 or possibly January 2023. The department seeks candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a Doctoral/Research extensive university with a diverse student body in DeKalb, IL. The city of DeKalb has undergone a redevelopment phase to draw the university community to the downtown area. DeKalb is also the location of the ChicagoWest Business Center with expanded development from companies such as Facebook, Ferrara, and others. Applicants who will contribute to the program’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply. This position offers opportunities for professional growth.
The MLS Program is housed in the School of Health Studies, in the College of Health and Human Sciences, and is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). For more information about the program, visit http://www.chhs.niu.edu/mls/. The BS in MLS program is a limited admission program in the college to assure practicum placement in an affiliated hospital. The MLT to MLS degree completion is available for students meeting the MLS program admission requirements, and there are options for workforce development practitioners.
The Assistant Professor of the NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Sciences Program will engage undergraduate students through lecture and student laboratory experiences in microbiology (including parasitology and mycology) and molecular diagnostics. This position also offers the opportunity to join the NIU graduate faculty and to engage in mentorship, teaching, and research with graduate students in the MS of Health Sciences and the PhD programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching didactic and laboratory courses for the program. Emphasis on microbiology including parasitology and mycology, molecular diagnostics, and seminar courses as needed.
Mentor and engage students from the MS and/or PhD in Health Sciences in research projects and other activities.
Actively develop or continue a research agenda and seek internal and/or external funding.
Participate in service to the profession, university, and school.
Minimum Required Qualifications
PhD, EdD, or DCLS. Applicants who are currently ABD must have completed their doctorate by time of appointment and have an established record of teaching and research agenda.
Current MLS, Microbiology, or Molecular Biology specialist certification through ASCP.
Demonstrated record of professional service.