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JOB DESCRIPTION:

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Full time tenure track assistant professor or nontenure track instructor position with some summer teaching required. Responsible for teaching CLS courses in microbiology and/or clinical chemistry and develop and coordinate CLS clinical rotations at multiple hospital locations.  Teach other CLS courses as assigned. Participate in department service activities and relevant university and professional service.  Scholarly achievement is expected of tenure-track faculty.

 CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES (Position description):

 1. EDUCATION

A graduate degree (e.g. master/s, PhD, EdD) is required. Certification as MLS (ASCP) or equivalent (e.g. MT (ASCP)) is required.  Experience in a medical diagnostic laboratory is required.

 2. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Primary responsibilities include teaching CLS courses in microbiology and/or clinical chemistry.  The candidate will develop and coordinate the CLS clinical rotations in corresponding areas at multiple hospital laboratories, assuring that clinical instruction and assessment is appropriate, providing objectives, study questions, and examinations. Clinical experience in more than one medical laboratory department and teaching experience are highly desired. The ability to teach molecular diagnostics is also desirable.

 The candidate is also expected to teach other courses which may be part of the CLS curriculum or general education courses.  Some courses are offered partially or totally online.  This position is not remote and requires regular on-campus presence.

  3. TEACHING, SERVICE, AND SCHOLARSHIP

The primary responsibility of a faculty member at UIS is to demonstrate excellence in teaching. The position requires teaching both majors and non-majors at the undergraduate level.  Teaching ability should include good oral and written communication skills and the willingness to use the course management system, Blackboard.

The candidate will participate in service for the CLS Program, including but not limited to advising, recruiting, clinical site development, and participating on Department and other committees as appropriate.  Other service includes contributions to the university, the faculty member’s discipline, and the external community.  CLS faculty are expected to recruit for the CLS program and the profession and are also expected to be actively involved with professional organizations and maintain awareness of current events in clinical laboratory science and health care.

 Scholarship/research is required for tenure-track faculty.  The Boyer model of scholarship is embraced by the department and the university.

  4. Interpersonal Relationships

A faculty member must work well with students and colleagues.  A faculty member is expected to participate in campus and academic life at UIS.

 SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  None

 SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Supervision is received from the Chair of the CLS Department as delegated by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

A graduate degree Ie.g. master’s, PhD, EdD) is required. National certification as MLS(ASCP) or MT(ASCP) or equivalent is required.

 Experience in clinical (medical) diagnostic laboratories required.  Clinical experience in more than one medical laboratory department and teaching experience are highly desired.

Academic rank (tenure track assistant professor or nontenure track instructor) will be commensurate with education and experience. Scholarly achievement is also expected of faculty with tenure track appointments. 

Interest in teaching is required.  Candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated interest, knowledge and skills in teaching, including advising, planning a course, including laboratories, assessing student performance, and supervising clinical rotations.

 Ability to teach CLS courses is required. Some examples of acceptable skill sets:

  • Medical Bacteriology, Medical Mycology/Parasitology/Virology, Emerging Diseases, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory course (oversight of rotations at clinical sites), other CLS courses as needed
  • Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis, Immunology, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory course (oversight of rotations at clinical sites), other CLS courses as needed
  • Medical Bacteriology, Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, and corresponding rotation courses

 Terms of appointment:   Full time nine-month contract to begin August 16, 2015.

 

CLS POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 STARTING DATE: August 18, 2014

 The Department of Clinical Laboratory Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) invites applications for a faculty position.  Primary responsibilities include teaching CLS courses in microbiology and/or clinical chemistry and developing and coordinating the corresponding CLS clinical rotations in this 2+2 NAACLS-accredited program.  This is a full time, nine-month appointment with some summer teaching.  The successful candidate must have certification as MLS(ASCP), or equivalent (e.g. MT(ASCP)) and must have experience in a medical diagnostic laboratory.  Clinical experience in more than one medical laboratory department and teaching experience are highly desired.  The ability to teach molecular diagnostics is desirable.  The candidate will also teach other CLS courses.  Some courses may be blended or online however this is not a remote position.  Advising, recruitment, and involvement with professional organizations are also expected. The first responsibility of a faculty member at UIS is to demonstrate excellence in teaching.  Academic rank will be commensurate with education and experience. Scholarly achievement is also expected of faculty with tenure track appointments.

 CAMPUS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois.  The UIS campus serves approximately 5,400 students in 24 undergraduate and 21 graduate degree programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day.  The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology-enhanced learning environment.  Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning.  UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society.  You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu and the department page at www.uis.edu/clinicallabscience.

 UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION: Application must be done through the UIS Human Resources’ electronic system, HireTouch, which can be found at https://jobs.uis.edu/. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Create your profile, complete the online application, and upload your cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita/resume, and email addresses and/or telephone numbers of three professional contacts who can give recommendations.  Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts will be required later in the search.  Formal review of applications will begin January 20, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

Contact L. McCown, if you have questions about the position: Lmcco2@uis.edu