Assistant Professor Positions

The Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences invites applicants for two assistant professor positions with a spring or summer 2017 start date (12-month appointment, tenure/non-tenure track, depending on qualifications).

Building upon its well-established undergraduate programs, the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center is developing a doctoral program in clinical laboratory science (DCLS).

Targeted to begin in fall 2018, the new doctorate will prepare graduates for advanced practice as members of innovative interprofessional health care teams as well as provide research opportunities for department faculty.

To develop interprofessional practice skills, the department’s programs include learning experiences and simulation with other health care-related programs across the medical center campus. A state-of-the-art interprofessional education, practice, and simulation building is currently under construction.

To support our goals, we are seeking two new faculty members who will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Position Description
The Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences invites applicants for two assistant professor positions with a spring or summer 2017 start date (12-month appointment, tenure/non-tenure track, depending on qualifications).

The primary responsibilities of the positions are as follows:

  • Teach upper division undergraduate and/or graduate lecture courses in immunohematology, immunology, hematology or other clinical laboratory specialties.

  • Provide leadership and participate in CLS and DCLS student interprofessional education, residency, and simulation programs.

  • Participate in curriculum and program development, implementation, evaluation and revision.

  • 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 position requires a doctoral degree in a discipline appropriate for clinical laboratory science, MLS/MT(ASCP) certification, the ability to work in interprofessional and simulation 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. It is preferred that applicants have teaching experience in an academic-based NAACLS-accredited clinical laboratory science education program.

Visit position 01200856 to view the position description. With your application, please submit a cover letter describing interest in the position, qualifications, and a brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy. 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, Ph.D., MPH, MLS(ASCP)MBcm.

About the Department
The department anticipates enrolling the first class of DCLS students in the fall of 2018. Currently, the department offers a master's degree in molecular biotechnology and a bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science with two concentration options: clinical & molecular biotechnology. The clinical concentration is a NAACLS-accredited MLS program. The molecular biotechnology concentration is a NAACLS-accredited DMS program. The bachelor's degree is a 2+2 program, typically enrolls a combined 44-48 undergraduates, and utilizes clinical affiliates in Kansas and Missouri. The program has a long history and marked its 80th anniversary in 2013.

About the University of Kansas Medical Center
The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university. KU Medical Center includes the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing, which together enroll about 2500 students. The University of Kansas Hospital has about 600 beds and offers outstanding clinical experiences for students. The campus is located in a residential setting centrally situated in the greater metropolitan Kansas City area which encompasses seven counties over rolling terrain in Kansas and Missouri. More information about KU Medical Center.

KU Medical Center is an AA/EO institution and welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, ancestry or age, national origin, or marital status.

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: Oct 18, 2016