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Visiting Instructor of Medical Laboratory Science

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Visiting Instructor of Medical Laboratory Science— Search #12108
Waters College of Health Professions / Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences in the College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor/Clinical Instructor in the Medical Laboratory Science Program.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program's purpose is to provide students with academic preparation and clinical experiences required for the program graduate to enter the workforce as a competent, professional entry-level medical laboratory scientist. The successful candidate for this position work with other medical laboratory science faculty in providing quality instructional course work, student practice laboratories and clinical rotations in qualified laboratory settings.

Position Description. Reporting to the DDTS Department Chair, the Visiting Instructor requires teaching online, in a classroom, and a laboratory setting, service, and professional development responsibilities. The position is 10-months, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. All visiting instructor positions are non-tenure track appointments. There is the possibility for reappointment to a second year based on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned master's degree in medical laboratory science/medical technology, health sciences, public health, education or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in medical laboratory science, health sciences, public health education, or a related field, by August 1, 2021.
  • Medical laboratory science /Medical Technology degree from an institution accredited by NAACLS (National Accrediting Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences).
  • Possess current MLS (ASCP) certification as a generalist.
  • A minimum of 3 years clinical laboratory experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist.
  • A minimum of two (2) years' experience teaching either as an appointed faculty member in a NAACLS accredited program or as a clinical instructor/ preceptor for students of such programs.
  • Experience in interprofessional activities.
  • Experience with problem/case-based learning.
  • Experience writing/updating procedures/policies based on peer-reviewed best practice evidence.
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Earned doctoral degree in health sciences, public health, education, or a closely related field.
  • More than of three years' experience teaching either as an appointed faculty member in a Medical Laboratory Science program or as a clinical instructor/ preceptor for students of such programs.
  • A minimum of (3) years' clinical laboratory experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist within the past 5 years.
  • Experience in course development.
  • 2+ years' experience teaching online with online teaching certification (Quality Matters or closely related).
  • Active in national or state association

    Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

    Screening of applications began July 14, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is immediately. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two professional references; and scanned copies of degree(s) earned, current ASCP certification, and any supporting preferred requirement documents. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Rochelle Lee, Search Chair, Search #12108
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail:
    Telephone: 912-344-2753

    More information about the institution is available through or laboratory-science/The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947

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