Program Director/Assistant or Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory
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Classification: Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade: UNAC Grade 30
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit: UAA College of Health
Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession
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 program director/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
director/faculty member will be responsible for the structure as well as the
daily operation of the program, including organization, administration,
periodic review and evaluation, continued development, and general
effectiveness of program curricula.
• Responsible for the organization, administration, instruction, evaluation,
continuous quality improvement, curriculum planning and development, directing
other program faculty/staff, and general effectiveness of the Medical
Laboratory Sciences program. • Maintaining National Accrediting Agency for
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). • 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. • Preparation and review of annual program budget. • Additional
duties include course revision, academic assessment, curriculum improvement,
text evaluation, academic advising, program development and University
About the University of Alaska Anchorage:
The University of Alaska Anchorage 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.
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
program director/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 director/faculty member will be
responsible for the structure as well as the daily operation of the program,
including organization, administration, periodic review and evaluation,
continued development, and general effectiveness of program curricula.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience teaching entry-level Medical Laboratory Science psychomotor,
affective and cognitive competencies using various diverse pedagogical
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
Experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment.
Experience in administration and fiscal management.
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
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; computer
Currency in contemporary Medical Laboratory Science practice.
Knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the
Medical Laboratory Scientists.
Knowledge of current NAACLS accreditation procedures and certification
Knowledge of education methods and administration as well as current
NAACLS accreditation procedures is required.
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
Minimum five years' experience in clinical practice.
Minimum three years' teaching in Medical Laboratory Science Education
ASCP-BOC or ASCPi-BOC generalist certification as a Medical Laboratory
Scientist/Medical Laboratory Technologist.
Minimum of a Master's degree.
Evidence of ongoing professional development in Medical Laboratory Science
Salary will be based upon level of academic appointment, applicable
academic preparation and experience.
Tenure Track, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank, Full-Time, 9
months per year and eligible for health care benefits
Conditions of Employment:
Provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for
the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing
certificates at the time of hire.
Employment is contingent on conferral of Master's degree by time of hire
in January 2022.
Must be legally eligible to work in the United States; no work visas are
available for this position.
This position is physically located in Anchorage, Alaska. This is not a
To be considered for the position, applicants needs to 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
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 ASCPi-BOC certification
Copy of current BLS certification
Names and contact information for three professional references
Supplemental documents as additional information to support your
This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
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.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal
discrimination against any individual: www. alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer
of employment is contingent on the background check.
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to
public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are
required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they
hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to
remain employed at the UA.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University
of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.
Advertised: 07 Oct 2021 Alaskan Daylight Time