Assistant or Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (Tenure-Track)

Assistant or Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (Tenure-Track)

• Job No:
• Classification: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. The program faculty member will be responsible for continued curriculum development, and academic expansion of the program.


• Teaching courses to include, but not limited to didactic and laboratory courses in the Medical Laboratory Science program
• Directing student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains.
• Additional duties include course revision, academic assessment, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, academic advising, program development and University committee participation.Essential
The SAH seeks an individual who will work in a collaborative/interdisciplinary teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses within the UAA Medical Laboratory Science program. Faculty responsibilities will include advising to prospective and current Medical Laboratory Science students, didactic and laboratory education to students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Science program. This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and service.

UAA is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We especially encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body. UAA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected status.

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:

• 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).

• Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment.

• Ability to work effectively in a faculty team, as well as function independently.

• Experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment.

• 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 Experience with academic governance.

• Successful citizen partnership skills and experience maintaining partnerships with private and public agencies and organizations, including advisory boards, is preferred.

Required Experience & Education:

• Current ASCP-BOC or ASCPi-BOC Medical Laboratory Science generalist certification

• Minimum of a Master's degree in a health-related field. Doctoral degree preferred.

• Evidence of ongoing professional development in Medical Laboratory Science

• Minimum five years' generalist experience in clinical practice within the past ten years.

• Minimum three years' experience teaching in the medical laboratory field

Salary Information:

This position is a full-time, tenure track appointment, commencing in August 2023, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Allied Health (SAH), College of Health (COH), University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). The appointment period is nine months, from August to May, each academic year. This position is complete with both a competitive salary and

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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 or ASCP i -BOC certification.
• Copy of current BLS certification.

• Names and contact information for three professional references.
• Supplemental documents as additional information to support your application.

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 represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (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, Division of Preventive and Therapeutic Sciences, at or 907-786-0904.

Applications Close: Open until filled

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13 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2024-09-12