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Instructor / Assistant Professor of Medical Lab Sciences

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Instructor / Assistant Professor of Medical Lab Sciences

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Instructor / Assistant Professor of Medical Lab Sciences

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Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson Faculty are Called to Be Health Entrepreneurs. Join Us.

Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, for Medical Laboratory Science in the Department of Applied Health Sciences.

Position Summary:
The position is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track appointment which includes teaching Medical Laboratory Science course work (lecture, laboratory, and clinical practicums) and additional administrative duties.

Loyola University Chicago Highlights
Loyola University Chicago is best known as Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence, U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks it among the top national universities and #8 in the nation in online bachelor’s programs (2020). Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Further, Loyola is one of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.

At Loyola University Chicago, we are driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education to create a more equitable and sustainable future for our local and global communities. Two of the University’s most recent advances illustrate this overarching commitment and represent areas of productive collaboration for faculty of the Parkinson School. Loyola’s newest School, the School of Environmental Sustainability, is the first-ever school dedicated to environmental sustainability across Jesuit institutions worldwide. Another first of its kind at a Jesuit University, the Institute for Racial Justice is a mission priority and aspires to examine racism in all its forms. Through interdisciplinary research and collaboration, the Institute will seek new ways of connection and action to facilitate greater equity and justice.

About Us
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through health sciences and the promotion of health equity. Parkinson graduates put their knowledge and skills to work in the public, private, and non-governmental organization sectors in areas such as healthcare systems and services, public health, and education.

Through four areas of study (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences), faculty teach, challenge, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as career professionals. We emphasize interdisciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities, while maintaining a focus on letter understanding all the social determinants of health. Our faculty pursue a range of scholarly research that incorporates systems- and design-thinking which translates into sustainable, scalable solutions to advance knowledge and improve health and the delivery of care.

There has never been a more important time to build a new inter-disciplinary health sciences and public health school. Parkinson faculty are called to develop the next generation of healthcare leaders who will drive change and expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. Learn more about Parkinson School and Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University, visit

Parkinson School Highlights
The Parkinson School opened with a $20M endowment made possible by the generosity and vision of Robert and Betty Parkinson. The inaugural Robert and Betty Parkinson Social Justice Scholars Awards were launched this year and honor the Parkinson’s’ belief in health care as a basic human right. A cohort of exceptionally talented students dedicated to being “persons for others” will be honored for their commitment to ensuring access to quality health care. Selected from our 500+ enrolled students, the Parkinson Scholars will use their education to advance innovations and lead improvements in the health and health care of individuals, communities and systems. The Parkinson Scholars are a step forward in building the Parkinson School and educating the health entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow.

The Parkinson School is the academic home for a $25 million endowed Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research ( CHOIR ) with the mission of enhancing collaborative research across campuses on health outcomes and equity research. CHOIR is at the forefront of the Parkinson School’s research and education enterprise through intramural pilot awards, educational seminar series and training opportunities.

In addition to CHOIR, the Parkinson School serves as home to Loyola’s participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine ( ITM ). The ITM is a Clinical and Translational Science Award( CTSA ) partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush University in collaboration with Advocate Health Care, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and NorthShore University Health System. The cross-institutional collaboration is fueled by almost$35 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) and its National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences ( NCATS ). The ITM is part of the national network of more than60 NIH -supported CTSA sites working on clinical informatics innovation and accelerating the time it takes to develop and implement new treatments and health innovation into practice. Collectively, these initiatives bring together research institutions, clinicians, patients, and patient advocates to implement policies and programs to improve healthcare quality and health outcomes for the region by building, strengthening, and leveraging data infrastructure and expertise.

Representative of our interdisciplinary footprint and nimble response to immediate healthcare challenges, the COVID Equity Response Collaborative: Loyola ( CERCL ) was formed to work in partnership with academic colleagues, community leaders and public health officials in minimizing COVID harm to at-risk populations in the Chicago area. CERCL instituted COVID -19 testing sites for communities without access, is conducting contact tracing, and creating resource connections for members of our surrounding Black and Brown communities.

Slated to serve as a central hub for the Parkinson School, the newly established Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( CHIE ) is envisioned as an ecosystem of scholars, community partners and thought leaders, and students. CHIE is a platform for creating and advancing innovations across the health enterprise. When fully operational, CHIE will create a transformative educational experience for our many students and support faculty and student-initiated research in new care models, artificial intelligence or business model planning. CHIE is intended to serve as a focal point for forming strategic partnerships by cultivating a community of innovation and entrepreneurship. A search for the Founding Director of CHIE is currently underway.

Department of Applied Health Sciences
Parkinson is the University’s 14th and newest school, which opened in July 2019 with nearly 500undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to the medical lab science programs, the department of Applied Health Sciences offers an undergraduate major in exercise science and graduate programs in exercise science and dietetics.

The Department of Applied Health Sciences is co-located on the Loyola Lake Shore campus at the north end of the City of Chicago and the Health Sciences Campus in Chicago’s western suburbs. The majority of classes and activities for the graduate medical lab science program are centered at Loyola’s Health Science campus ( HSC ) which brings Parkinson School together with the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, The Graduate School, and Loyola University Health System on an exciting cooperative journey with one unified goal—the rapid translation of fundamental science discoveries into real treatments for human health. Graduate level dietetic courses are offered in the Cuneo, School of Nursing and Center for Translational Research and Education buildings of this campus, including several spaces for development of clinical skills and simulations. The Loyola Medical Laboratory Science master’s program is also located at the Health Science campus with includes laboratory space.

The Loyola Lake Shore campus ( LSC ) is the academic home for the undergraduate and graduate Exercise Science programs. Undergraduate exercise science classes are predominantly held in the BVM hall which includes a lab with fitness equipment. The Alfie Center, adjacent to the Loyola Athletics Department and Gentile Center, contains the primary lab for the Exercise Sciencemaster’s program.

Instructor / Assistant Professor
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching.
  • Designs and delivers course material to students.
  • Teach MLS students (including didactic, laboratory, and practicums) in courses as assigned based on needs of the Medical Laboratory Science program.
  • Leads in student laboratory activity set-up and oversight.
  • Serve as a Capstone Mentor for M.S. in MLS students.
  • Contribute to continuous programmatic improvement through curriculum development.
  • Coordinate clinical practicum placements.
  • Communicate with clinical affiliate liaisons to maintain site affiliations and monitor student progress.
  • Initiating new clinical affiliations
  • Maintain a schedule for clinical rotations based on individual site needs.
  • Conduct site visits at clinical affiliates.
  • Effective communication and feedback with students and clinical sites, including conflict management.
  • Participates in advertising and recruitment activities.
  • Involved in programmatic improvement initiatives for maintenance of NAACLS accreditation.
  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Maintain appropriate communications with the program director, students, and clinical liaisons.
  • Actively serves as a member of PSHSPH committees and/or task forces.
  • Participates in University and PSHSPH activities.
  • Participates in community outreach activities that promote Medical Laboratory Science
  • Attends PSHSPH and University events.
  • Possess values consistent with Loyola’s commitment to health sciences and educating future leaders in ethically and socially just management, education, research, and advanced clinical practices.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism by active involvement in medical laboratory professional societies and advocacy for laboratory / laboratory education issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the public, including all ages, beliefs, genders, orientations, nationalities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Possess emotional intelligence to listen and advise diverse personalities with professionalism and skill.
  • Minimally a master’s degree
  • Certification as an MLS or MT with continuing education
  • Experience in MLS education within the last five years
  • At least one year experience as a practicing Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • MLS CM certification
  • Three years’ experience in MLS education
  • Experience with learning management systems
  • Comfortability teaching Chemistry, Immunology, and Hemostasis-laboratories or lecture
How to Apply:
Applicants should apply online at: . Questions of content and process can be directed to Kristen Pesavento (

Applicants should include electronic copies of:
  1. a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a statement of research interests;
  4. a statement of teaching and training interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness;
  5. a list of references (who will be contacted for finalists only).

Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received (and complete). Preference will be given to applications received before May 1st, 2024, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is June 1,2024 or until position is filled.


  • Minimally a master’s degree
  • Certification as an MLS or MT with continuing education
  • Experience in MLS education within the last five years
  • At least one year experience as a practicing Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • MLS CM certification
  • Three years’ experience in MLS education
  • Experience with learning management systems
  • Comfortability teaching Chemistry, Immunology, and Hemostasis-laboratories or lecture
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Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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  4. Research Statement
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