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Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States
30+ days ago


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Chief Purpose of this position

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences in the VCU College of Health Professions is seeking a faculty colleague to contribute to the teaching of clinical chemistry and instrumentation to undergraduate and graduate MLS students, lead and collaborate in research and scholarship, participate in service to the Department and the University, and contribute to leadership in the profession. The Department invites applications to fill a full-time (10 month or 12 month), tenure track or non-tenure track position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Medical Laboratory Sciences.

The faculty member will join a highly respected and collegial faculty who contribute to the undergraduate (BS and BS Degree Completion) and graduate (MS) programs in clinical laboratory sciences as well as the PhD program in Health Related Sciences housed in the College of Health Professions. VCU has a student body of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and first professional students, including 45 percent of students of color and 1,170 international students from 101 countries. The VCU Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center with the Massey Cancer Center, the VCU Health System, College of Health Professions, and Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University actively encourages applications from members of all groups who are underrepresented in higher education. As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.


To meet the workforce needs of the profession, the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences provides educational opportunities for those living in urban and rural areas, with campuses in Richmond and Abingdon, VA. The Department is one of 9 departments housed in the College of Health Professions (CHP) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) on the Medical College of Virginia Campus. Our new state-of-the art facility in Richmond opened in 2019 and enhances our ability to offer exceptional interdisciplinary research and scholarship experiences. The LEED Silver certified facility is 154,000 square feet, with eight levels and features classrooms, study areas, an auditorium, patio, "smart apartment," and simulation suites. In Richmond, the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences exceeds 4,000 square feet and contains three laboratories for students, research, and preparation. Included in the laboratory spaces are automated chemistry, hematology, and hemostasis analyzers, an LC-MS system, and real time PCR and flow cytometry instrumentation. In Abingdon, VA, the Department is housed in the modern Southwest Virginia Higher Educational Center and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment in the classrooms and student laboratory.

Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in medical laboratory science or related discipline
  • Nationally recognized MLS or MT certification (specialist and/or generalist)
  • Experience teaching in an academic or a clinical environment, and excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
  • Junior faculty members will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department
  • Senior faculty members will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department
  • Experience or high potential for effectively and inclusively educating and mentoring students from under-represented minority and/or historically marginalized communities
  • Interested candidates should submit evidence of their ability to educate students from highly diverse backgrounds with their application materials

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate in a health-related science, discipline of medical laboratory sciences, or higher education
  • Experience teaching, advising, and mentoring MLS students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Record of scholarly productivity and external funding
  • Clinical experience
  • Experience in instructional design and online instruction
  • Experience with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry instrumentation and instruction

Job ID: 73157564
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