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Medical Lab Science Program Lecturer & Director

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Department: Biological Sciences
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Sciences, Advising/Counseling, Biology

 

Internal Posting to MTU employees only.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or mtujobs@mtu.edu.

Job Description Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position (lecturer) for Medical Laboratory Science Program Director. We are seeking a colleague responsible for the Administration of MTU’s NAACLS Accredited MLS Program. This involves being a liaison between MTU and the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). This candidate will also be responsible and work in conjunction with the MLS Clinical Practicum Coordinator.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Responsible for the Administration of MTU’s NAACLS Accredited MLS Program which involves being a liaison between MTU and the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).
Responsible for and work in conjunction with the MLS Clinical Practicum Coordinator.

Academic Advising to MLS undergraduate students and teaching MLS-related core courses, up to four courses per semester in Fall and Spring.

Curriculum design, assessment, improvements, and maintenance of B.S. Program in Medical Laboratory Science in collaboration with other faculty and staff.

Curriculum design and maintenance of the M.S. program in Clinical Laboratory Management.

Oversight of MLS outreach and recruitment efforts. 

Employees are expected to apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work and commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Master’s Degree in a related field and valid MLS (ASCP) certification.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Two years of teaching experience.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Knowledge of NAACLS Standards.
Experience working with graduate and undergraduate students.
Excellence in teaching and exemplary organizational and communications skills.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

 

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills

 

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

 

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)

1

FLSA Status

Exempt

Appointment Term

9 months

Shift

1st Shift

Pay Rate/Salary

 

Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal Only

Dependent on Funding

False

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applications should be submitted electronically to: For consideration, the applicant should submit: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1-2 page; and 3) complete contact information for three references. Formal review of applications will begin on July 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled, direct inquires to Search Committee Chair (Brigitte Morin, bemorin@mtu.edu).

Additional Information

The Department of Biological Sciences consists of 17 full-time faculty members and six full-time staff members. The department offers six undergraduate degrees and an MS in Clinical Laboratory Management and MS and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The current enrollment is approximately 225+ undergraduates, 60 + being in the MLS Program and 40+ graduate students. The Department’s faculty, graduate student, and research spaces are located in the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building and the new Great Lakes Research Center (greatlakes.mtu.edu/). Additional information concerning the department can be found at the departmental website (www.mtu.edu/biological).


Michigan Tech is a publicly funded university with a science/technology focus, located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. The university comprises seven colleges and schools, including the College of Sciences and Arts, College of Engineering, College of Computing, College of Business, and College of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences. Currently, 455 faculty members are engaged in over 140-degree programs with 5,642 undergraduate students and a growing population of graduate students, presently numbering 1,233 (total enrollment 6,875).

Michigan Tech, established in 1885, is one of the state’s four public research universities. It is ranked in the top tier of national universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2016.” Princeton Review’s “Best 361 Colleges” recently ranked the university a “tech powerhouse.” The university is rated as one of the safest college campuses in the United States. Twenty-five percent of incoming students ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. A recent national survey of high school guidance counselors conducted by Collegiate Information Services lists Michigan Tech as one of Michigan's top three colleges and universities in providing the highest quality education.

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI, on the south shore of Lake Superior. Houghton was recently named one of the 100 best small towns in America, and the local community provides excellent resources conducive to quality family life. This area is known for natural beauty, pleasant summers, abundant snowfall, and numerous all-season outdoor activities. The University maintains its downhill and cross-country ski facilities adjacent to campus and a nearby golf course. Numerous cultural activities and opportunities are available on campus and in the community.

Links for more information about the university and its surrounding areas of Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties:
Michigan Tech Home Page (http://www.mtu.edu/)
Campus Profile (http://www.mtu.edu/campus/)
Graduate School (http://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/)
Research (http://www.mtu.edu/research/)
Recreation (http://www.mtu.edu/recreation/)
Webcams (http://www.mtu.edu/webcams/)

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution and has twice received National Science Foundation funds to support efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the university and in the local community. See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.


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