The University of Minnesota Center for Allied Health Programs (CAHP) seeks an outstanding leader and scholar as program director and faculty for the Medical Laboratory Sciences program.
The MLS program at the University of Minnesota is the oldest MLS program in the country and is the only four year baccalaureate program at a public university in the our State. This is a dynamic and growing program. Our curriculum is a hybrid model of education focused on digital delivery of didactic content, along with flipped classroom activities during face to face sessions. The University of Minnesota is committed to active learning and will be completing construction of an active learning health education building in 2020. We will graduate our first cohort of professional masters students in December of 2019 and are in the process of launching a post-credential masters degree plan in 2020. Our students come from a diverse population. Approximately thirty percent of our students are first generation students and many are non native English speakers. We consistently have the most diverse student population of all academic programs at the University of Minnesota.
The Program Director for Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is a full time faculty member in the Center for Allied Health Programs (CAHP) with 60% time devoted to MLS Program Director responsibilities. This position is a twelve-month faculty appointment with annual review and renewal of the Program Director position. Qualified candidates should be eligible for a tenured faculty appointment with rank and salary commensurate with experience. The qualified candidate will hold the Endowed Mildred King Rohwer Chair in Medical Technology.
The Director of the MLS program is expected to provide creative leadership in the promotion of excellence in MLS education and scholarship. The Program Director, who reports to the Director of the CAHP, is accountable for the quality of undergraduate and graduate MLS educational programs, providing inspiration, guidance, and support to faculty as they pursue scholarly work, embrace and support educational programming that supports diversity and inclusion, and design and implement curricula that meet the needs of dynamic educational and health care systems.
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About University of Minnesota
The Center for Allied Health Programs was established in 2006 at the University of Minnesota as an academic structure and statewide resource aimed at developing innovative partnerships within education and industry to address Minnesota's growing workforce demand in the health professions. The academic programs in CAHP are the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program and the Occupational Therapy Program. The CAHP mission is to improve the delivery of collaborative care to the people of Minnesota by educating allied health care professionals to meet the increasing workforce demands. The MLS program, founded in 1922, is the oldest baccalaureate medical laboratory educational program in the United States. The Center for Allied Health Programs is part of a number of academic health science programs at the University of Minnesota including Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physical Therapy and Veterinary Medicine.