Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Medical Laboratory Sciences

Job description

The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Division, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS) invites applications for a MLS Program Director to join an established and well-respected program and dynamic, collegial, faculty and professional staff ( The position is a tenure-track, 12-month, Special Title Series faculty position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The faculty rank for this tenure-track faculty position is open (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) and will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Primary responsibilities include the administrative oversight of the accredited MLS program through the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory sciences (NAACLS) on main and off-campus locations, teaching undergraduate courses, conducting research/scholarly activities, participating in College and University service, and continuing professional development.

Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vitae and letter of interest. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for at least two references when prompted in the application. Questions should be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Carl Mattacola, PhD at [email protected] or Kim Campbell, MSEd at [email protected]

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Science program began in 1933 and has evolved over the years producing exceptional graduates employed worldwide. Currently the 18-month program is offered on the Lexington campus, at the Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, KY, and virtually through online MLT to MLS tracks. The MLS program received a 10-year reaccreditation in 2018. The MLS program is located within the Department of Clinical Sciences and is well-integrated and respected within the College of Health Sciences and the University. One of the strengths from the recent NAACLS site visit report states that "The program has the support of the administration both financially and programmatically. It is clear the MLS program is an integral part of the strategic agenda of the institution."

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Medical Laboratory Sciences

Requisition Number

Working Title
Medical Laboratory Science Program Director

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Doctoral degree in MLS or a related discipline and have graduated from a NAACLS-approved Medical Laboratory Science (Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist) program

Required Related Experience

Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of three years clinical and teaching experience.

Required License/ Registration/Certification

National certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist)

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/22/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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