Job no: 235097-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for teaching for and coordinating the UW Cytotechnology Program. This position provides day-to-day supervision and educational support for students, pathology residents, other trainees, and practicing cytotechnologists seeking refresher training. This position provides support for the development of a Master's level program in cytotechnology. The position provides support for the research of the cytopathology staff and develops resources to fulfill the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene's mission. This position actively supports the development of an outreach education program. This position provides clinical cytology support and identifies areas for growth of WSLH's clinical cytology testing.

Principal Duties:

50% Instructional Activities
- Provides day-to-day instruction and supervision of students, pathology residents, other trainees, and practicing cytotechnologists seeking refresher training.
- Coordinates day-to-day instruction by cytotechnology program and cytology department staff.
- Coordinates clinical affiliations, including student scheduling logistics, maintaining current affiliation agreements, and seeking new clinical affiliate sites.
- Coordinates student activities, including maintaining an up-to-date schedule of each course's activities for the semester.
- Maintains an archive system of educational materials and assures that all educational materials are up-to-date with current cytology and education practice.
- Evaluates student progress and fulfills grade entry for the Cytotechnology Program.
- Maintains Cytotechnology Program historical records as required by the University of Wisconsin, WSLH, and CAAHEP/CPRC.
- Prepares official transcripts for previous cytotechnology students.
- Coordinates the receipt, processing and evaluation of specimens received from other laboratories for Cytotechnology Program resources.
- Maintains connections with alumni and potential cytotechnologist employers to identify employment opportunities for Cytotechnology Program students.
- Coordinates cytotechnology educational program organization, administration, continuous quality improvement, and curriculum planning and development, in accordance with educational best practices and CAAHEP/CPRC Standards, and in consultation with other program leadership.
- Serves as a contact for communication with UW-Madison departments related to program administration and student services.
- Develops, implements, and maintains a curriculum incorporating online learning, on-site activities, and clinical rotations to achieve program learning outcomes.
- Develops and maintains a Master's level program in Cytotechnology, including engagement with UW-Madison administration and curriculum development.
- Performs additional duties as assigned by program leadership.

20% Research/Resource Development
- Develops and maintains digital images, glass slides and other educational resources for professional organizations.
- Develops workshop materials for presentation at local, state and national meetings.
- Performs research and quality improvement projects as assigned.
- Prepares scientific and educational presentations and publications pertaining to cytopathology and laboratory management.
- Assists with the development of grant proposals.
- Provides whole slide imaging service to UW Madison researchers within and outside of WSLH, including coordination of billing.
- Coordinates regular maintenance and service of whole slide imaging scanners.
- Expands the digital archive of whole slide images for education, quality improvement and research purposes.
- Facilitates innovation to expand the scientific and scholarly knowledge of the Cytotechnology Program, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and University of Wisconsin - Madison.

20% Professional Development/Educational Outreach Activities
- Participates in the state, local, and regional professional development opportunities to maintain board certification and maintain competency in all areas of cytology practice.
- Utilizes campus resources for professional development in teaching and program administration.
- Represents the Cytotechnology Program and provides leadership to program-related agencies and partners.
- Directs recruitment activities to increase annual student enrollment.
- Directs outreach activities to increase community and global awareness of the public health value of cytology and careers in cytology.
- Develops new outreach programs to expand educational opportunities for cytotechnologists, other healthcare professionals, patients, and the public.
- Assures a fair, inclusive, and high-quality admissions experience for prospective students and continuing education learners.
- Participates in work groups or on teams as assigned by DPD leadership and Cytotechnology Program leadership.
- Maintains and expands strong collaborative relationships with public, private and non-profit partners working at the university, state, regional and national levels.

10% Cytology Department Clinical and Quality Improvement Responsibilities
- Evaluates clinical cytology cases.
- Performs QC review of cytology cases.
- Validates and performs new laboratory tests in clinical and research applications.
- Identifies opportunities for growth of the WSLH cytology clinical service.
- Performs additional duties as needed by the WSLH cytology clinical service.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Genetics, Cytotechnology or relevant field, required.
Master's degree or SCT(ASCP), preferred.
Master's degree or SCT(ASCP) certification must be completed within 3 months of hire.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of 3 years of experience in Cytotechnology.
Teaching experience is preferred.

License or Certificate:

Must be CT(ASCP) certified, required. Continuing certification, if applicable, must be up-to-date.

Additional Information:

As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description with or without a reasonable accommodation.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment period



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2021


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including at least one supervisor.

If you have questions, you may email or call Kelsey Gordon, 608-262-5594.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is June 23, 2021, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Kelsey Gordon
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: May 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
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