Term Assistant Professor of Medical Laboratory Science

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 10
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

The UAA College of Health, Medical Laboratory Science Department is searching for a Term Assistant Professor of Medical Laboratory Science. This position is responsible for teaching Medical Laboratory Science courses. This position plays a key role in maintaining community partnerships, ensuring students meet learning outcomes, and meeting accreditation standards.


100Responsible for theoretical and practical instruction in any of the following areas as needed by the department: phlebotomy and specimen processing, basic techniques in laboratory medicine and immunology, among other potential courses. Teach up to 24-27 workload units per 9 month contract; courses may be delivered as face-to-face, online or hybrid. Contribute to the improvement of the department, college, university, and community through active involvement in committee work. Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines. Write and update course syllabi, and assist with curriculum review, revision, and development. Maintain departmental integrity of student records. Maintain program learning outcomes, assessment, and curriculum. Coordinate/enforce national accreditation requirements and standards. Engage in professional development in the field of medical laboratory science, adult education, and online instruction. Attend department meetings and engage in continuous quality improvement. Work effectively and collaboratively within the scope of the University of Alaska mission with a diverse student population and university staff. Oversee students for clinical rotations, including rescheduling when necessary. Provide instructions for laboratory coordinator and monitor student activity during lab sessions to ensure a safe work environment and assess competency in performing procedures. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by department director.Essential


  • Ability to teach using various methods to engage students in learning, such as lecture presentations, group interactions, Blackboard applications, research, and the ability to teach using online modalities such a Collaborate. 
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and professionally with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to work effectively in a faculty team.
  • Demonstration of commitment to ongoing professional development required.

Required Experience:
Minimum of 3 years of clinical laboratory experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Desired Experience:

  • Active involvement and leadership in state and/or national organizations preferred.
  • Experience in building and maintaining community partnerships preferred.
  • Three years teaching in a Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Technology education program, knowledge of web-based course design and delivery, and knowledge of rural health care systems preferred.


  • A Bachelor of Science in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science or a related field is required.
  • National certification (generalist) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist is also required.

Application Procedure:
To be considered for this position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed professional curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for 3 professional references
  • Copy of National certification (generalist) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist

Special Conditions of Employment:
Successful applicant must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as their national certification. 

The applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; no work visas are available for this position. 

Assignment Information:
Term funded, assistant professor rank, and 9 months per year.

Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience.


The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination

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