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Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science

Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL

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Job Status:Open Title:Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science Opportunity Type:Full-time Position Type:12-Month Faculty Position Classification:Exempt Home Department:Emerging Technologies Closing Date:07/06/2021 Overview:

Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States. Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live.

Compensation: Starting salary is based on rank and applicable steps for related work experience as per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.


The SF College Emerging Technologies Department is seeking a qualified full-time Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) faculty to provide student instruction and direct the College’s NAACLS-accredited Medical Laboratory Science (MLS). Primary assignments will include didactic, clinical and laboratory instruction, evaluation of clinical laboratory science students, and administrative duties serving as the program director. This position is responsible for curriculum in Clinical Chemistry, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunology, Immunohematology/Transfusion medicine, Microbiology, Urine and Body Fluid Analysis and Laboratory Operations, and other emerging diagnostics and related disciplines. This position is tasked with maintaining the program’s accreditation with the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). In addition to direct responsibilities associated with student learning, faculty will be responsible for non-instructional service to the department, program, and college.

Anticipated start date is August 2021.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Serve as the Program Director for the College’s NAACLS-accredited Medical Laboratory Science program; includes drafting and submitting reports for internal and external audiences, evaluating program effectiveness, maintaining sufficient number and scope of clinical training affiliates, coordinating student clinical assignments, navigating external constituent relationships, and overseeing and delivering curriculum.

• In collaboration with department chair, faculty and peers, develop, revise, evaluate and deliver instruction in didactic, laboratory, simulation, clinical and/or online settings to cultivate mastery of program content and promote student success within a community college setting and in alignment with the Florida Department of Health and NAACLS requirements.

• Provide students with frequent, timely assessment of and clear feedback regarding academic performance. May consult and instruct students during their clinical rotations, correlating clinical education with didactic education and evaluating student performance and learning.

• Appropriately document student progress and maintain records including attendance, grading and student learning outcomes. Process graduate and employer surveys.

• Assist the department chair with conducting annual advisory board meetings. Participate in other meetings as designated.

• Serve as a professional role model and mentor for CLS students.

• Support and promote the college and departmental missions centered on excellence in teaching and learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, and service.

• Strictly honor the privacy and security of student records and other sensitive information according to appropriate state, federal and college regulations, policies and procedures.

• Maintain current knowledge of the discipline and educational methodologies through continuing professional development in compliance with College and Departmental guidelines.

• Assist with implementation of college policies, procedures, and practices in accordance with SF college philosophy, values, and mission.

• Work a flexible schedule at multiple worksites.

• Annual teaching load is 36 credits managed across fall, spring and summer terms.

• Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Academic Chair, Emerging Technologies


Required: A minimum of a Master’s Degree in any recognized academic major within biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory sciences or a Master's Degree with eighteen (18) graduate course hours in any combination of the qualifying fields is required. A minimum of one year of clinical experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist is required. A minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience within a college setting and/or clinical coordination experience is required. A current American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) generalist certification is required.

Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred: Greater than one year of clinical experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist is preferred. Previous experience with education methods, administration, certification procedures and current NAACLS accreditation procedures is preferred. Course work in educational methodology and management is also preferred.

Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, an up-to-date resume, letter of intent, as well as college transcripts and certifications to be considered for this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.

Contact: Required Documents:Certification(s), Letter of Intent, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts
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