Program Director/Assistant or Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory Sciences



Job description

Job no:  518113
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


* Responsible for the organization, administration, instruction, evaluation, continuous quality improvement, curriculum planning and development, directing other program faculty/staff, and general effectiveness of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program. – Maintaining National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). – Teaching courses to include, but not limited to didactic and laboratory courses in the Medical Laboratory Science program. – Directing student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. – Preparation and review of annual program budget. – Additional duties include course revision, academic assessment, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, academic advising, program development and University committee participation.Essential

About the University of Alaska Anchorage:
The University of Alaska Anchorage 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:
School of Allied Health seeks an innovative, energetic individual who will work in a collaborative teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses within the UAA Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) programs. The program director/faculty member appointed to this position will provide advising to prospective and current medical laboratory science students, didactic and laboratory education to students enrolled in the medical laboratory science programs.  The program director/faculty member will be responsible for the structure as well as the daily operation of the program, including organization, administration, periodic review and evaluation, continued development, and general effectiveness of program curricula.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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).
  • Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a faculty team, as well as function independently.
  • Experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment.
  • Experience in administration and fiscal management.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of current NAACLS accreditation procedures and certification procedures.
  • Knowledge of education methods and administration as well as current NAACLS accreditation procedures is required.
  • Service on behalf of Medical Laboratory Science education, the community, and/or the profession Experience with academic governance.

Successful citizen partnership skills and experience maintaining partnerships with private and public agencies and organizations, including advisory boards.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in clinical practice.
  • Minimum three years’ teaching in Medical Laboratory Science Education
  • ASCP-BOC or ASCPi-BOC generalist certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Laboratory Technologist.


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in Medical Laboratory Science

Doctoral degree

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

Assignment Information:
Tenure Track, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank, Full-Time, 9 months per year and eligible for health care benefits

Conditions of Employment:

  • Provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing certificates at the time of hire.
  • Employment is contingent on conferral of Master’s degree by time of hire in January 2022.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States; no work visas are available for this position.
  • This position is physically located in Anchorage, Alaska. This is not a remote position.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

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

How to apply

To be considered for the position, applicants needs to 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
  • Statement of 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

The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state’s largest post-secondary institution. Located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, the campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, ponds and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system perfect for students’ active lifestyles.