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  • 1.  faculty position

    Posted 09-17-2019 09:54
    Be a part of DCLS and CLS programs!!!

    The Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position with an anticipated summer or summer or fall 2020 start date (12 month appointment, tenure or non-tenure track depending on qualifications).

    Building upon its well-established undergraduate CLS program, the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center (www.cls.kumc.edu) enrolled its first class of Doctorate of Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) students in the Fall of 2019. The DCLS program (dcls.kumc.edu) will prepare graduates for advanced practice as members of innovative interprofessional healthcare teams, as well as provide research opportunities for department faculty. The CLS department's programs incorporate interprofessional practice and simulation-based learning activities with students from other healthcare-related programs. The campus includes a state-of-the-art education and simulation building: http://www.kumc.edu/heb.html.

    To support our goals, the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences seeks a faculty member who will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs. We invite applications for two tenure or non-tenure track (depending on qualifications) Assistant Professor positions with a summer or fall 2020 start date. The primary responsibilities of the positions are:

    * Teach upper division undergraduate and/or graduate courses in clinical laboratory specialties. The area of clinical expertise is open.
    * 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.

    Qualifications: We invite applications from individuals with appropriate graduate-level education (e.g., Master's or doctoral degree) and current (or eligibility for) MLS/MT(ASCP) certification, although other clinical laboratory credentials may be considered. Individuals with a Master's degree who are in pursuit, or considering the pursuit, of a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have relevant work experience in a hospital-based clinical laboratory, should be able to work effectively with others, and demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas clearly. It is preferred that applicants have teaching experience in an academic-based NAACLS-accredited clinical laboratory science education program and MB(ASCP) certification.

    The Department: In addition to the DCLS, 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. The University of Kansas CLS program has a long history and marked its 85th anniversary in 2018. More information about the department is available at www.cls.kumc.edu.

    The University of Kansas Medical Center: The University of Kansas (KU) is a major comprehensive research and teaching university. The KU Medical Center includes the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing, which together enroll about 2500 students. The KU Medical Center campus is located in a residential setting centrally situated in the greater metropolitan Kansas City area which encompasses seven counties in Kansas and Missouri. Additional information about the KU Medical Center is at www.kumc.edu.

    To Apply: Visit position 01202073 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 eelsinghorst@kumc.edu. 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.


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    Eric Elsinghorst
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    Kansas City KS
    (913) 588-1089
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