Teaching/Research Faculty in Medical Laboratory Sciences

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 05, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences in the VCU College of Health Professions is seeking a faculty colleague to contribute to the teaching of 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.   Dependent upon on qualifications and department need at the time of hire, this position is eligible to be a 10-month or a 12-month faculty position.

 The successful applicant 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.

 Facilities.  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. 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

Successful candidates will hold a master’s degree in medical laboratory science or related discipline. Applicants must hold nationally recognized MLS or MT certification or an established research agenda in an area related to the MLS profession.  Applicants must have experience teaching in an academic or a clinical environment, and excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Applicants must have 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. Successful candidates must have 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

Preferred qualifications are: (1) nationally recognized certification as a generalist Medical Laboratory Scientist, (2) Doctorate in a health-related science, discipline of medical laboratory sciences, or higher education (2) experience teaching, advising, and mentoring MLS students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, (3) record of scholarly productivity and external funding, (4) clinical experience, and (5) experience in instructional design and online instruction.

The College of Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge.  Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.

 Application Process

Application materials must be submitted through VCU eJobs (www.vcujobs.com) and must include the following documents: (1) a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s qualifications based upon the position announcement; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that provides your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. This Statement should share how your lived experiences and past, present, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (see: https://provost.vcu.edu/faculty/prospective/); and (4) contact information for three professional references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, visit http://www.chp.vcu.edu. Questions may be directed to Dr. William Korzun, Search Committee Chair, at wjkorzun@vcu.edu.