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Assistant Professor/Instructor/Tenure Track

Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

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Job no: 493643
Work type: Faculty and Librarians
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Faculty-College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies

Position Title:Assistant Professor/Instructor/Tenure TrackDepartment:Clinical Sciences, School OfTerm of Assignment:Tenure TrackTerm End Date, If Applicable: FLSA Status: Exempt = not eligible for overtimeWork Schedule: Salary: Travel:Less than 10%Brief Statement of DutiesBrief Statement of Duties:The Northern Michigan University (NMU) School of Clinical Sciences (SOCS) is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor or continuing contract eligible Instructor to teach undergraduate courses beginning in August of 2022. We seek a credentialed clinical laboratory professional whose teaching responsibilities potentially include, but are not limited to, instruction for the laboratory components of Phlebotomy, Introduction to Diagnostic Sciences, Microscopy and Laboratory Techniques, Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, Hematology, Blood Banking, Clinical Chemistry, and Diagnostic Microbiology. The successful candidate will also be responsible for laboratory management, advising students, curriculum development, recruiting of students, professional development, and participation in accreditation processes. The NMU School of Clinical Sciences is the only university in the United States that harbors four NAACLS accredited programs; medical laboratory technician (MLT) at the associate degree level and medical laboratory science (MLS), cytogenetics (CG), diagnostic molecular science (DMS) at the bachelor’s degree level. The department also offers an ASCP approved microbiology technologist bachelor’s degree program and collaborates with hospital-based programs to offer bachelor level degrees in histology and cytology. This is a campus-based position.Minimum QualificationsRequired Education:Bachelor's DegreeDiscipline / Degree Area:Clinical laboratory science, biological science or related disciplineRequired Specialized Training/Certifications:Assistant Professor: The candidate must have an earned doctoral or MS degree in clinical laboratory science, biological science or a closely related science discipline from an accredited institution plus ASCP (or equivalent) MLS or Technologist certification. Candidates with a PhD in a biological science discipline will be given preference.

Instructor: The candidate must have bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science, biological science or a closely related field from an accredited institution plus ASCP (or equivalent) MLS or Technologist certification. Candidates with a master’s degree in education, administration, or management are preferred.Required Minimum Work Experience: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:Ability to effectively communicate with students, peers, clinical affiliates, and administration.
Knowledge of curriculum development and delivery principles.
Ability to teach traditional face to face lectures and lab-based classes.
Ability to teach on-line classes.
Knowledge of laboratory management and logistics.
Ability to advise students.
Knowledge of clinical internship requirements and processes.
Knowledge of accreditation processes.
Evidence of on-going professional development.
Evidence of relevant clinical laboratory work experience.
Ability to communicate with students and faculty peers.Additional Desirable QualificationsAdditional Desirable Qualifications:Teaching experience in a NAACLS accredited program.
Work experience in a clinical laboratory that trains CLS students.
Clinical coordinator experience in an MLT or MLS program.
Laboratory manager experience.
Student advising experience.
Experience recruiting students.
Experience with the NAACLS accreditation process.
Experience in development and assessment of coursework.
Experience with on-line teaching.
Proficient with Microsoft office suite software.
Proficient with course management systems.

Additional Desirable Qualifications for Assistant Professor Candidates (including those listed above):
Evidence of active research that incorporates undergraduate students.
Evidence of active research relevant to the clinical laboratory sciences curriculum.
Evidence of a publication record related to their field of interest.
.OtherSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant materials will include the faculty application, cover letter identifying qualifications, CV, and unofficial transcripts.Contact Information:
Matthew Jennings - Chair, [email protected]Equal Employment Opportunity:NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

Advertised: Oct 25 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Dec 01 2021 Eastern Standard Time


Working at Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.

Northern Michigan has a population of about 7,900 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. More than 75 percent of NMU's 300-plus full-time faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels - freshmen through graduate courses. NMU’s 1,100 employees view helping students succeed as not only a university priority, but a personal goal.


Northern Michigan University’s distinctive academic and career programs are nurtured by exceptional teaching and extensive opportunities for scholarship, creativity and engagement. Our supportive, connected community empowers students, graduates, faculty and staff to contribute to a diverse and sustainable world.


Northern Michigan University promotes an active environment to foster strong minds and bodies, inspires innovation and inclusion through community engagement, and develops leaders capable of local and global impact.

Working at NMU

Northern Michigan University prides itself on the knowledge, skills and real-world experiences that faculty and staff bring to campus. This process begins with attracting and selecting quality candidates. Our faculty, staff, and student employees have always combined to form a very special community here at Northern. One that works together with a common goal in mind: to provide a quality education and supportive environment for our students.

Have questions about working at Northern? Visit to learn more.

Diversity Statement: Northern Michigan University strives to be an inclusive community where differences are recognized as assets of the institution, respected attributes of the person and a valuable part of the university experience.

Inclusion is one of Northern’s seven core values. The inclusion value states: Northern is a safe and welcoming place. We aspire to learn from and encourage each other as global citizens, neighbors, colleagues and family. We desire to be a role model in embracing all types of diversity and diverse points of view, engaging in civil society and governance, protecting human rights and promoting social justice.

Our other core values include community, rigor, environment, connection, opportunity and innovation.

The NMU President’s Committee on Diversity is represented by 25 students, faculty and staff. The committee is charged with the six following tasks:

1) To create and implement action plans to promote diversity within the framework of the university’s mission and strategic plan.
2) To identify, evaluate, and respond to diversity issues.
3) To identify, plan, and support activities that will encourage, promote, and recognize diversity on campus.
4) To evaluate the effectiveness of the Committee’s efforts and make adjustments to continually improve, including if necessary, recommending changes to the Committee’s charge.
5) To direct the President’s attention to issues regarding diversity on campus and in the surrounding communities.
6) To submit a report that enumerates and evaluates the Committee’s activities and makes recommendations, including recommendations regarding resource allocation, to the President by June 1 each year.

There are many Northern Michigan University units and departments that work to cultivate diversity efforts. These departments include the President’s Office, Equal Opportunity Office, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Student Enrichment, Multicultural Education and Resources Center, Center for Native American Studies, and International Programs.

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