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Visiting Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory Science Program Director


Visiting Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory Science Program Director

Office or College

Oxley College of Health Sciences


Faculty Positions

Position Summary

The University of Tulsa has begun the process of seeking accreditation for a Medical Laboratory Science degree. The university is seeking a faculty member who will serve as the director for this new program as well as teach within it. The selected individual will have the responsibility to develop the curriculum, lead the accreditation process, select clinical sites, recruit students, and participate in program evaluation processes.

This position is a 12-month renewable visiting non-tenure track position beginning on January 1, 2017. Once the program is accredited, the position will be converted to a three-year contract position. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience related to the position.

The University of Tulsa’s Oxley College of Health Sciences was initiated in July of 2015. Over the past 15 months, the College completed a 5-year strategic plan, was officially named the Mary K. and John T. Oxley College of Health Sciences and moved into a new state of the art academic facility.

The university will partner with Regional Medical Laboratories to provide clinical opportunities for students as well as potential employment.

Other academic programs within The University Tulsa Oxley College of Health Sciences include Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing, Speech Pathology, Exercise and Sports Science, master’s degrees in Athletic Training and Speech Pathology, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. The College provides leadership within The University of Tulsa’s new Institute for Health Care Delivery Sciences and is the sponsor of Oklahoma’s only Albert Schweitzer Fellowship program. Several faculty members within the College are full-time neuroscience researchers at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, sponsored and led by the William K. Warren Foundation.

Characteristic Duties

  • Develops the curriculum that meets NAACLS requirements for a Medical Laboratory Science program
  • Leads the process that will lead to NAACLS accreditation
  • Submits all accreditation related documents
  • Selects clinical sites and preceptors as needed for students experiences
  • Directs all aspects of the program including hiring additional faculty, maintaining the budget, coordinating the program evaluation plan
  • Recruits and advises students
  • Teaches courses within the program
  • Participates in scholarly activities
  • Serves on committees at the college and/or university levels as well as within professional associations
  • Maintains clinical competence through activities related to clinical practice in areas of certification

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a CLS-related discipline; ASCP-BOC or ASCP-BOC generalist certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS); three years of teaching experience; knowledge of education methods and administration as well as NAACLS accreditation procedures and certification procedures; academic experience in curriculum development and program accreditation; experience in a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Science program

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree in a CLS-related discipline; demonstrated scholarly activities


Application Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tulsa is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of faculty as well as excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service.

Candidates should submit an application package that includes: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references.

Application materials should be submitted to: Robin Ploeger, Associate Dean, Oxley College of Health Sciences via email:

Or mailed to:
Robin Ploeger, EdD
Associate Dean, Oxley College of Health Sciences
800 S. Tucker Dr. OHSF 504
Tulsa, OK 74104