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Northern Illinois University
Physical Address
1425 W. Lincoln Highway, 208 Gabel Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
Job Description

Position Details

Posting Detail Information Posting Number

Assistant Professor

Working Title
Assistant Professor, Medical Laboratory Sciences (Microbiology) – 38777

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Type of Position



Health Studies

Position Description Summary

Department, Community, University Description

The Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Program at Northern Illinois University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2020. The department seeks candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a Doctoral/Research extensive university with a diverse student body located 60 miles west of Chicago. Applicants who will contribute to the program’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply. This position offers opportunities for professional growth.

The Medical Laboratory Sciences Program is housed in the School of Health Studies, in the College of Health and Human Sciences, and is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). For more information about the program, visit The B.S. in MLS program is a limited admission program in the college to assure practicum placement in an affiliated hospital. There is also an option for MLT to MLS for those students meeting the MLS program admission requirements.

Position Summary

The Assistant Professor of the NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Sciences Program will engage undergraduate students through lecture and student laboratory experiences in microbiology and molecular diagnostics.


  • Teaching didactic and laboratory courses in microbiology, including parasitology and mycology, and molecular diagnostics.
  • Mentoring and advising students.
  • Support the MS in Health Sciences or the PhD n Health Sciences of the college.
  • Actively develop or continue a research agenda and seek internal and/or external funding.
  • Participate in research, university and professional service.

Required Qualificaitons

Required Qualifications

  • PhD, EdD. or DCLS. Applicants who are ABD and have an established record of teaching and research agenda will be considered.
  • Current MLS or specialist certification through ASCP.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and collaboration skills with a record of professional service.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional clinical laboratory work experience and didactic and/or clinical teaching experience in higher education within the last 3-5 years.
  • Proven ability to develop and conduct research, publish results, and mentor students.

Hiring Rate/Range
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Working Hours

Posting Date

Closing Date

Priority Review Date

Open Until Filled?

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Process

Preference will be given to applications received by January 3, 2020. Applicants must apply online at and upload the following materials:

  • Letter of application stating qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • List of three current references with contact information
  • Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)

Questions regarding the search can be directed to Varsie Geisler, Office Administrator, School of Health Studies at or 815-753-5050. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution. Pre-employment background check and verification of eligibility to work in the United States is required.

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Background Check Required

EEO Statement

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399.

Clery Act Information

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In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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