Posting Number FAC0212P
Classification Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor for Medical Laboratory Sciences Program -
School of Health Studies - College of Health and Human Sciences (38777)
Position Number 00038777
Job code 2000FACUL
Type of Position F
Department Health Studies
Position Description Summary
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 2022. The department seeks
candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a
Doctoral/Research extensive university with a diverse student body located 60
miles west of Chicago. 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 Medical Laboratory Sciences 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 https:// 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. There is also an option for MLT
to MLS for those students meeting the MLS program admission requirements.
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 offers opportunities for professional
Teaching didactic and laboratory courses for the program. Emphasis on
microbiology including parasitology and mycology, molecular diagnostics,
and other introductory courses as needed.
Mentoring and advising students.
Support the college MS and/or PhD in Health Sciences through student
engagement or other activities
Actively develop or continue a research agenda and seek internal and/or
Participate in research, university, and professional service.
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
The desired candidate will demonstrate effective communication and
collaboration skills with a record of professional service.
Professional clinical laboratory work experience and didactic and/or
clinical teaching experience in higher education within the last 3-5
Proven ability to develop and conduct research, publish results, and
mentor students will be given preference.
Hiring Rate/Range Commensurate with education, experience, and
qualifications; position includes a robust benefits package.
Posting Date 12/06/2021
Priority Review Date 03/01/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2022.
Applicants must apply online at https: // employment.niu.edu/postings/60537 and
upload the following materials:
Letter of application stating qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
List of three current references with contact information
Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
Questions regarding the search can be directed to Varsie Geisler,
Administrative Aide, School of Health Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or
815-753-5050. Review of applications will continue until the position is
filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution. Pre-employment
background check and verification of eligibility to work in the United States
Link to Department Homepage https: // www. chhs.niu.edu/health-studies/
some standing for long periods of time
Background Check Required Yes
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opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability,
marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to
professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and
state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal
opportunity and affirmative action.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify
identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the
required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application
procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities.
Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to
make accommodations for a person's disability during either the application or
interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to
participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that
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contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at
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List of References