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Department of Clinical Lab Science University of Illinois Springfield

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JOB DESCRIPTION:  THIS JOB WILL BE REPOSTED SOON

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Responsible for teaching CLS courses in microbiology and/or clinical chemistry and develop and coordinate CLS clinical rotations at multiple hospital locations.  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

Certification as MLS (ASCP) or equivalent (e.g. CLS (NCA) or MT (ASCP)) is required.  Experience in a medical diagnostic laboratory is required.  The Department prefers to appoint a tenure track faculty member, however, the Department may appoint at the instructor level after review of the candidate’s qualifications.  This is a full time, nine-month appointment with opportunity for summer teaching.  To be considered for the tenure track a candidate must have at least a master’s degree.  For an instructor appointment, a candidate must have a baccalaureate degree (post-baccalaureate coursework and experience preferred). 

 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. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and clinical experience in more than one medical laboratory department.

 The candidate is also expected to participate in teaching other CLS courses.  Depending on the candidate’s interest, he/she may teach/help with general education courses or online courses or laboratory sections in other departments such as Chemistry, Biology, or Public Health.

 The candidate will participate in service for the CLS Program, including but not limited to recruiting and advising and participating on Department and other committees as appropriate. See further description below.

 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.  “Teaching” includes advising CLS majors and non-majors.

 Besides service to the department, 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:

National certification as MLS(ASCP) or MT(ASCP) or equivalent is required.

 Experience in clinical (medical) diagnostic laboratories required.  Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and clinical experience in more than one medical laboratory department.

 The Department prefers to appoint a tenure track faculty member, however, the Department may appoint at the instructor level after review of the candidate’s qualifications.  This is a full time, nine-month appointment with opportunity for summer teaching.  To be considered for the tenure track a candidate must have a master’s degree.  For an instructor appointment, a candidate must have a baccalaureate degree (post-baccalaureate coursework and experience preferred). 

 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 18, 2014.

 

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.  The CLS Program at UIS is a 2+2 NAACLS-accredited program.  The Department prefers to appoint a tenure track faculty member, however, the Department may appoint at the instructor level after review of the candidate’s qualifications.  This is a full time, nine-month appointment with opportunity for 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.  To be considered for the tenure track a candidate must have at least a master’s degree.  For an instructor appointment, a candidate must have a baccalaureate degree (post-baccalaureate coursework and experience preferred).  Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and clinical experience in more than one medical laboratory department.  Primary responsibilities include teaching CLS courses in microbiology and/or clinical chemistry and developing and coordinating the corresponding CLS clinical rotations. Depending on the candidate’s interest, the candidate may also teach or help with courses/labs outside the major. Advising, recruitment, and involvement with professional issues and organizations are also expected. The first responsibility of a faculty member at UIS is to demonstrate excellence in teaching.  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 5,000 students in 23 undergraduate and 20 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: The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications March 3, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please send a letter of application along with statements of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita/résumé, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and email addresses and/or telephone numbers of three professional contacts who can give recommendations:

https://jobs.uis.edu/default.cfm .  Contact L. McCown, if you have questions about the position: Lmcco2@uis.edu