The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) for a tenure-track, 9 month appointment in the College of Health Sciences (CHS).
Responsibilities: To support the goals of the CLS Program, we seek a faculty member who will contribute to the CLS undergraduate and CHS graduate programs. The primary responsibilities of the position are to:
Teach Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics, and other CLS courses as needed.
Conduct research relevant to the department and the profession and promote scholarly activity by the CLS faculty and students including submission of external grant proposals.
Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of program curriculum, policy, procedures, and outcomes as appropriate to maintain accreditation of degree programs.
Participate in student advising and mentoring, and assessment of student achievement and progress.
Serve on departmental, College of Health Sciences, and university committees.
Communicate results of research to the profession-at-large via presentations and publications.
Participate in the development and implementation of a Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS).
Earned doctoral level degree (DCLS, PhD, EdD, or Sc.D.)
Current (or eligible for) MLS/MT(ASCP) certification.
Relevant work experience in a hospital-based clinical laboratory.
A record and program of research and potential for extramural funding.
Ability to work effectively with others, and demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas clearly.
Teaching and research experience in an academic-based NAACLS-accredited clinical laboratory science education program.
Knowledge of and experience with NAACLS accreditation guidelines.
Bilingualism in English and Spanish.
A record of service and leadership in graduate and doctoral education.
An understanding of and commitment to community and globally engaged scholarship.
Clinical Laboratory Science Program
The CLS program has been educating medical laboratory science professionals since 1976. The student body is highly diverse, comprises a Hispanic, bilingual majority, and includes a significant number of first-generation and international students. The CLS program faculty is active in research programs and development of point of care (POC) patents. In addition to active research programs and scholarly engagement with the community, CLS faculty chair Ph.D. committees and direct doctoral dissertations.
The College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences prepares the next generation of health and human service professionals to improve quality of life and address health disparities in their communities. The College offers five undergraduate degrees: Clinical Lab Science, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Work and Kinesiology. There are six master's degrees in the college: Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy (transitioning to OTD by 2022), Public Health, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, and Kinesiology. There are currently two doctoral programs in CHS: Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. High impact educational experiences enable students to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility through community and global engagement opportunities.
Faculty and students engage in teaching, research, and service incorporating Boyer's Model of the scholarship of discovery, integration, application/engagement, and teaching and learning, all related to the applied health sciences (https://www.utep.edu/chs/). The College's facilities and programs are designed to promote interprofessional teaching, learning, research and community & global engagement initiatives. CHS enjoys a strong and collaborative relationship with a range of local, national and global community partners. Graduate and undergraduate students participate actively with faculty clinical and research mentors in conducting a variety of projects relevant to addressing health inequities and improving quality of life in the Paso del Norte region and beyond.
The University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1, Community Engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80% of them Hispanic and more than 50% the first generation in their families to attend college.
The city's border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.
The region's center for intellectual capital, UTEP has awarded about 133,000 degrees since its founding in 1914. UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the Paso del Norte region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually.
El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.
For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I-A college athletics at several campus venues: Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.
Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointment is scheduled to start in the fall 2020 semester.
Applicants must submit the following information:
A letter summarizing qualifications that includes experience (to include extramural funding), teaching experience (to include courses taught) and research focus. Also please include your knowledge of minority serving institutions situated on the U.S. - Mexico border.
A sample of research publications; and
Names and contact information of three references. (References will not be contacted until campus interview stage).
For questions about the positon, you may contact Dr. Lorraine Torres, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be competitive for rank and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position comes with a start-up package and excellent fringe benefits.
Hiring decisions are contingent upon budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.