Program Director Position, Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Sciences Programs

Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

School of Health Professions     

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nominations and applications are invited for a full-time, regular, twelve-month faculty position with a corresponding administrative title of Director, BS Medical Technology and Director, MS Clinical Laboratory Sciences Programs, Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Faculty rank and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Organizationally, the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences is one of five departments in the School of Health Professions (SHP). SHP is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse schools of its type with 20 innovative programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. SHP is one of six medical-focused schools in a thriving academic health center. UAB is among the highest tier of US research institutions, with total funding of approximately $460 million per year and SHP is currently ranked in the top three for NIH funding for similar schools.

The UAB School of Health Professions is seeking a dynamic individual to lead the Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Sciences Programs in setting the future direction of the programs in alignment with the School’s vision of being recognized as leaders in healthcare. Candidates with experience in leading new initiatives in an academic setting are highly preferred.

Qualifications include a Doctorate Degree (Masters Degree with significant clinical and academic experience will be considered), National Certification (NCA or ASCP), and at least 3 years academic experience in clinical laboratory sciences curriculum content areas.  Responsibilities include participation in teaching, research, service, and administration. 

The Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program Director is responsible for leading program faculty and staff in the attainment of programmatic goals. Responsibilities also include providing instruction through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, laboratories, and clinical education consistent with programmatic needs and department workload policies, contributing to the advancement of knowledge through institutionally approved research, and participating in other teaching, service, and scholarly activities that are consistent with the needs of the Program, Department, and/or School.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to:

Norman E. Bolus, MSPH, MPH, CNMT, FSNMTS

Chair, MT/CLS Search Committee

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

1705 University Boulevard, SHPB 446

Birmingham, AL 35294-1212

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

JanelleChiaseraNewOn behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Health Professions, I welcome you to our website.

If you are a first time visitor, I invite you to explore our disciplines in more detail to see the variety of programs and curriculum options offered within our department. Our department includes academic programs leading to a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Respiratory Therapy and Master’s degree options in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Cytology), and Surgical Physician Assistant Studies. For over 35 years we have educated clinical, educational, and research leaders of tomorrow under the framework of our long-standing commitment to excellence in three core areas: teaching, research, and service.

Our department faculty has the educational preparation, clinical experience, research expertise, and national and international reputation to educate future leaders who will help shape the future of healthcare. We are housed in a state-of-the-art building with updated laboratory space, technology inspired classrooms, and expansive patient simulation equipment all within walking distance to the Lister Hill Library for the Health Sciences and major affiliated hospitals including the University Hospital, Children’s Hospital and others.

In this time of rapid change and uncertainty, one thing remains constant: We are focused on sustaining excellence in your education to enable you to realize your full potential as a professional.

Whether you have already decided the program that best fits your needs or are exploring opportunities available to you, we welcome the opportunity to talk to you and help guide you to your career of choice.

Thank you for visiting our site.


Janelle M. Chiasera, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences


The Department of Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences is proud to offer a variety of high quality academic programs to prepare tomorrow's health care professionalsThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that healthcare is one of the fastest growing occupational sectors from 2010-2020, growing by 30% and adding 3.4 million more new jobs during that 10 year timeframe.

We are pleased to offer Master of Science programs in Biotechnology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Genetic Counseling, and Physician Assistant Studies, all of which are currently experiencing increased workforce demands.  Our Bachelor of Science offerings include programs in Biomedical Sciences, Medical Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Respiratory Therapy.  Our programs are led and taught by nationally renowned faculty who provide high quality instruction and mentorship in state-of-the-art didactic, laboratory, and simulation facilities.  Our faculty is committed to the development of program graduates who are recognized as leaders in their field. 

The accrediting agencies for programs offered by the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences include:

  • Accreditation Review Committee on Education Programs for the Physician Assistant, Inc.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with
    • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
We encourage you to review our website for more detailed information regarding all of our program offerings.  If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our admission team at

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you take your next step to becoming future healthcare leaders.