Assistant Professor

Position Description

The Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position with an anticipated July 2014 start date. The primary responsibilities of the successful applicant are the following:

  • Teach upper division lecture courses in hematology and potentially other clinical laboratory specialties.

  • Provide leadership in CLS student professional development and inter-professional education programs.

  • Contribute to the development of graduate programs in clinical laboratory science.

  • Engage in collaborative or independent scholarly activities with the potential for publication in recognized peer-reviewed journals and external funding.

  • Participate in student advising and mentoring, and assessment of student progress.

The department is part of an exciting initiative in interprofessional education between programs across the KU Medical Center campus. This initiative will provide excellent research opportunities for individuals interested in building interprofessional healthcare teams that integrate clinical laboratory scientists in a collaborative and consultative role.


The position requires a doctoral degree in a related discipline (e.g., clinical laboratory science or education), MLS/MT(ASCP) certification, the ability to work in interprofessional education programming, and demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and to work effectively with others. Applicants must have relevant work experience in a hospital-based clinical laboratory (e.g., hematology, microbiology, chemistry, immunology, or immunohematology). It is preferred that applicants have teaching experience in an academic- based NAACLS-accredited clinical laboratory science education program.

About the Department

The department offers a bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science and a master's degree in molecular biotechnology.  The bachelor's degree is offered with two concentration options: clinical and molecular biotechnology. The clinical concentration is a NAACLS-accredited MLS program and the molecular biotechnology concentration is a NAACLS-accredited DMS program. The bachelor's degree is a 2+2 program, typically enrolls a combined 36-40 undergraduates, and utilizes clinical affiliates in Kansas and Missouri. The department recently moved into newly renovated space with well-equipped teaching laboratories. The CLS program at the University of Kansas has a long history and celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2008.

About the University of Kansas Medical Center

The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university that serves as a center for learning, scholarship and creative endeavor. The main campus is located in Lawrence, Kan. The KU Medical Center includes the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing, which together enroll approximately 2500 students. The KU Cancer Center received designation by the National Cancer Institute in June 2012.

The University of Kansas Hospital has approximately 600 beds and offers outstanding clinical experiences for health science students. The KU Medical Center is located in a residential setting that is centrally situated in the greater metropolitan Kansas City area. The area encompasses seven counties over rolling terrain in Kansas and Missouri, with a population of nearly 1.6 million. Kansas City offers a wide variety of educational, cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities in a blend of urban, suburban and rural environments. Additional information about KU Medical Center

How to Apply

Please search for position M0202874 at the KU Medical Center job board to view the position description and apply. In the online application, please submit a cover letter describing interest in the position, qualifications, and a brief statement of teaching and research interests. Please attach a curriculum vitae that includes contact information for at least three professional references.

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

Questions can be addressed by Eric Elsinghorst, PhD, MPH, MB(ASCP)cm, at (913) 588-1089 or

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

Last modified: Nov 21, 2013