Building upon its well-established undergraduate CLS programs, the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center is starting a doctoral program in clinical laboratory science (DCLS). With an implementation date of fall 2019, the DCLS program will prepare graduates for advanced practice as members of innovative interprofessional healthcare teams, as well as provide research opportunities for department faculty. The department’s programs include learning experiences and interprofessional practice simulation with students from other healthcare-related programs. A state-of-the-art education and simulation building has recently been dedicated: http://www.kumc.edu/heb.html. To support our goals, we are seeking a new faculty member who will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Position Description: The Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences invites applicants as a tenure or non-tenure track (depending on qualifications) Assistant Professor with a Fall 2018 start date (negotiable). The primary responsibilities of the positions are:
Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of program curriculum, policy, procedures, and outcomes as appropriate to maintain accreditation of degree programs.
Participate in student advising and mentoring, and assessment of student achievement and progress.
Conduct research relevant to the department and the profession, and promote scholarly activity by the clinical laboratory science faculty and students.
Communicate results of research to the profession-at-large via presentations and publications.
Serve on departmental, School of Health Professions, and University committees.
The Department: The Department anticipates enrolling the first class of DCLS students in the fall of 2019. Currently, the Department offers a MS in Molecular Biotechnology and a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science with two concentration options: clinical & molecular biotechnology. The clinical concentration is a NAACLS-accredited MLS program. The molecular biotechnology concentration is a NAACLS-accredited DMS program. The BS in CLS is a 2+2 program, typically enrolls a combined 50-56 undergraduates, and utilizes clinical affiliates in Kansas and Missouri. The University of Kansas CLS program has a long history and will mark its 85th anniversary in 2018. More information about the department is available at www.cls.kumc.edu.
To Apply: Visit position 01202040 at https://jobs.kumc.edu to apply and to view the position description. In the online application, please submit a cover letter describing interest in the position, qualifications, and a brief statement of teaching interests & philosophy. Please attach a curriculum vitae that includes contact information for at least three professional references. Questions can be addressed by Dr. Eric Elsinghorst at (913) 588-1089 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. KUMC is an AA/EO institution and welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, ancestry or age, national origin marital status.
Qualifications: The position requires a doctoral degree in a CLS-appropriate discipline, MLS/MT(ASCP) certification, demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly, and to work effectively with others. Applicants must have relevant work experience in a hospital-based clinical laboratory. It is preferred that applicants have teaching experience in an academic-based NAACLS-accredited clinical laboratory science education program, and MB(ASCP) certification.
Internal Number: 01202040
About University of Kansas Medical Center
The University of Kansas (KU) is a major comprehensive research and teaching university. The KU Medical Center (KUMC) includes the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing, which together enroll about 2500 students. The KU Hospital offers outstanding clinical experiences for students. The KUMC campus is located in a residential setting centrally situated in the greater metropolitan Kansas City area which encompasses seven counties over rolling terrain in Kansas and Missouri. Additional information about the KU Medical Center is at www.kumc.edu.