Assistant or Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory Sciences

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

Position Summary:

The School of Allied Health seeks an individual who will work in a collaborative/interdisciplinary teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses within the University of Alaska Anchorage Medical Laboratory Science program. Faculty responsibilities will include advising to prospective and current Medical Laboratory Science students, didactic and laboratory education to students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Science program. This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and service.


100Directing student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. Additional duties include course revision, academic assessment, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, academic advising, program development and University committee participation. Responsible 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. 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

About the School of Allied Health:
The School of Allied Health’s mission is to educate and develop allied health professionals to serve all Alaskans.  Allied Health programs are specifically designed to prepare graduates for work in rewarding careers in Alaska’s rapidly growing health care industry. In addition to instruction by allied health professionals, most programs provide experiential education with students working alongside health
professionals in real-work situations. The school provides diverse health program opportunities with certificate, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and doctoral programs. Five academic degrees are fully available by distance, and another three are partially available by distance. The Radiologic Technology AAS is offered on both the Anchorage and Fairbanks campuses.
Educational opportunities are provided in distance sites throughout the state. The School of Allied Health also operates a dental clinic that offers opportunities for students, staff, and community members to receive limited dental care.

The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are central to our mission.

We honor diverse experiences and perspectives—including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status—and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect.

At UAA, valuing diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service to our communities.

Position Summary:
Faculty responsibilities will include advising to prospective and current Medical Laboratory Science students, didactic and laboratory education to students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Science program. This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and service.


  • 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.
  • Experience teaching entry-level Medical Laboratory Science psychomotor, affective and cognitive competencies using various diverse pedagogical methods
  • Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience in a variety of areas of teaching (academic, clinical, continuing education, in-service).
  • Ability to work effectively in a faculty team, as well as function independently.
  • Commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the College of Health mission and to work with a diverse student and staff population.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; computer literacy.
  • Currency in contemporary Medical Laboratory Science practice.
  • Knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Service on behalf of Medical Laboratory Science education, the community, and/or the profession.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in Medical Laboratory Science

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of rural healthcare systems education
  • Active involvement and leadership in state and/or national organizations

Required Experience:

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in clinical practice.

Preferred Experience:                                                   

  • Experience with web based course design and delivery
  • Three (3) years teaching experience in Medical Laboratory Science education
  • Experience building and maintaining community partnerships


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science and enrolled in a Master’s degree program in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution.
  • ASCP-BOC or ASCPi-BOC generalist certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Laboratory Technologist.

Preferred Education/Training:                                                                       

  • Master’s degree

Salary will be based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.

Assignment Information:
Term-funded, Exempt, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank, Full-Time, 9 months per year, and full employee benefits package (

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

  • Cover letter to include a description of previous activities representing and working with members of underrepresented groups
  • Curriculum Vitae/resume
  • Written statement explaining your experience and commitment to inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student population
  • Copy of transcript verifying highest degree
  • Copy of current ASCP-BOC or ASCPi-BOC certification
  • Copy of current BLS certification
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Supplemental documents as additional information to support your application

Review Date:
A review of applications will begin on July 6, 2020 and continue until this recruitment is closed. To ensure first consideration, apply no later than 7/5/2020 at 11:55 p.m.

Special conditions of employment:

  • Successful candidate must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing certificates. 
  • To be eligible for this position, candidates must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States; no work visas are available for this position.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position: This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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