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Assistant, Associate or Professor, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Department of Health & Clinical...

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University of Kentucky
Location
Lexington, KY

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Health & Medical, Medicine
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant, Associate or Professor, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Department of Health & Clinical Sciences

Requisition Number:

FE04094

Department Name:

7N630:Health and Clinical Sciences

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Type of Position:

Faculty

Position Time Status :

Full-Time

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Required Education:

Doctoral degree in a health sciences related field. ABD will be considered.

Required Related Experience:

Minimum of three years laboratory experience

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Medical Laboratory Sciences degree with ASCP MLS certification

Job Summary:

The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program, Department of Health & Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for a full-time 11-month special title (tenure eligible) faculty member to begin employment on July 1, 2024. We invite you to become part of a supportive community of dynamic and dedicated faculty focused on being national leaders in instruction, research, and service to positively impact others.

The Bachelors of Health Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences is one of the three undergraduate degrees in the department. The MLS Program is nationally accredited by NAACLS. The mission of the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program is to help the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond to gain and retain the highest level of health care by educating individuals to become high quality medical laboratory science practitioners and healthcare professionals. The program vision is to be a nationally recognized program for our high standard of training and high quality graduates. Program goals designed to address the program’s vision and mission are as follows:· To graduate versatile medical laboratory scientists prepared to meet the workforce needs in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation.· To graduate healthcare practitioners that demonstrate professionalism reflective of the highest ethical standard of the medical laboratory science profession.· To provide an educational foundation that can be advanced such as in the areas of administration, academia, advanced healthcare roles, industry and research.For more information about the MLS program, please visit: https://www.uky.edu/chs/medical-laboratory-sciencePrimary duties of this faculty position will include teaching undergraduate courses in the MLS Program, specifically microbiology and related fields. The faculty member will also direct the online MLT to MLS Program and other roles as assigned by the Program Director and Department Chair. Additional duties include participating in service across the department, college and university levels and scholarship and research activities as appropriate for special title series. The anticipated effort for this position is Instruction 65-75%, Research/Scholarship 10-20%, Service 8-10%, Professional Development 2-5% and will be negotiated with the Department Chair annually.
Required Qualifications:

  • Medical Laboratory Sciences degree with ASCP MLS certification
  • Doctoral degree in a health sciences related field. ABD will be considered.
  • Minimum of three years laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in Microbiology (instruction and laboratory)
  • Previous experience running an online academic program
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship and/or research presentations and/or publications

We welcome candidates with interests in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University and the College are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. By providing training, support, resources and mentoring, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. In your letter of interest, please describe the ways in which your past or current teaching, mentorship, and/or community service have supported the values of inclusive excellence and how that will support the Department and College commitment.
Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vitae and letter of interest as indicated on the employment application website. Applicants are also asked to submit an overview of their teaching experience which should include their teaching philosophy and sample teaching evaluations (if available). Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Steve Schwarze by email at steve.schwarze@uky.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Visit the University’s website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package (www.uky.edu/HR/benefits).As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. Further questions regarding equal employment opportunity (EEO) should be directed to Christa Jennings, HR & Faculty Administrator at clblac3@uky.edu.
Internal Candidate being Considered

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :

No

Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Expertise in Microbiology (instruction and laboratory)
  • Previous experience running an online academic program
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship and/or research presentations and/or publications

Deadline to Apply:

05/22/2024

Open Until Filled:

No

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.

Organization

Fast Facts

Location: Lexington, Ky.
Founded: 1865
Endowment: $1.1 billion
Budget: $3.5 billion
Research Grants and Contracts Awarded: $316.5 million
Library Holdings: 4.3 million volumes
Enrollment: 30,76
President: Dr. Eli Capilouto
Provost: Dr. David W. Blackwell
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration: Dr. Eric Monday
Executive Vice President for Research: Dr. Lisa A. Cassis
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs: Dr. Mark F. Newman

About the University

Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.

Mission

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

Our Guiding Principles

The University is driven by the promise it has made to Kentucky, one that honors its land-grant mission and a heritage honed through 150 years of service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Six principles guide our efforts. They are: creating a vibrant undergraduate learning community, advancing a high-quality graduate and professional education portfolio, cultivating a robust research environment, developing a strong and sustainable UK infrastructure, fostering a positive work environment for faculty and staff, and ensuring a meaningful impact on the Commonwealth and the community.

Employment/Benefits

As Central Kentucky's largest employer, the University of Kentucky supports the recruitment and retention of unparalleled talent - individuals who inspire learning, teaching, service and healing through innovation in work solutions, initiatives, policies and programs. Impressive benefits at the University include an excellent retirement package, with an employer match that doubles the employee's contribution, a dynamic work-life program to assist employees in balancing their work with their personal lives, a wellness program to protect, maintain and promote the health of employees, and a strategic plan that nurtures diversity of thought, culture, gender and ethnicity. For more information regarding benefits, visit http://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.

Research

In fiscal year 2016, the University of Kentucky was awarded $316.5 million in external grants and contracts. UK is one of only eight universities across the country with the full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional and medical programs on one contiguous campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique cross-disciplinary research and scholarship. Moreover, UK is currently one of only 22 public institutions with a trifecta of federal designations of excellence in research: for aging, in cancer and in translational science. A new $265 million research facility, due to open in 2018, will bring together clinicians, scientists and scholars from across UK’s campus to reduce health gaps in Kentucky. These health gaps include cancer, cardiovascular disease & stroke, diabetes & obesity, substance abuse, and neuroscience & aging.

Research at UK is a dynamic enterprise encompassing both traditional scholarship and emerging technologies. UK is one of eight universities in the U.S. that has well-established programs in agriculture, engineering, medicine and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

In 2013, the UK Markey Cancer Center announced its designation as a National Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. This designation places UK among an elite group of 22 research universities that can boast the "Triple Crown" of federal research awards: NCI designation, the Clinical Translational Sciences Award, and a federally supported Alzheimer's Disease Center.

UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare has strategically developed an incredible capacity to serve the Commonwealth through its state-of-the-art patient care pavilion and emergency rooms, advanced biomedical and biological research, and a network of affiliate health care agencies throughout Kentucky. Passion for people and a vision for the "medical campus of the future" have inspired leading physicians and researchers from across the United States to join UK. Their research agenda is balanced with outreach to affiliated and partner hospitals, so Kentucky families can receive high-quality health care at home and travel to Lexington for only the most advanced, complex medical care and procedures.

Living in the Bluegrass

Ranked as one of the nation's best places to live and work, Lexington offers many diverse educational, cultural and commercial opportunities. With a population of more than 314,000 people, Lexington supports cultural attractions such as opera, ballet, theater and musical events. Surrounded by rolling hills and horse farms, the Bluegrass Region is known for its natural beauty. For more information: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/life-in-lexington.

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