General Description: Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) invites applications for qualified individuals to join our faculty to support the mission and vision of the largest institution of higher education in Virginia. The primary responsibility of a faculty member at NOVA is to provide quality instruction. NOVA faculty are expected to excel in teaching strategies and classroom management that fully engage students in a classroom, laboratory, or online platform, and engage students in individual conferences and related activities. NOVA faculty help students develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to build stronger citizens within the community. All faculty must be available to teach day, evening, and weekend classes at any of the Collegeâ™s campuses or off-site locations.Duties and Tasks: Full-time teaching faculty members are responsible for teaching courses offered in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning formats. Full-time 9-month teaching faculty positions carry a normal teaching load of 12-15 credit hours and 15-20 contact hours per semester. Faculty members also serve as faculty advisors, serve on division/campus/college committees, participate in curriculum development, and maintain currency in their discipline.Essential Functions: NOVA faculty are expected to meet assigned classes regularly; submit required records and reports in a timely manner; teach the courses using established texts; conduct requisite student conferences; hold required office hours; attend to assigned divisional and college duties; contribute to the development of the program of instruction; adhere to the statement on professional ethics in accordance with college policies, procedures, and regulations; answer emails in a responsible fashion; maintain current competence in the particular discipline or field of specialization; and advise students.
KSAs:Knowledge of current medical laboratory practices in all clinical laboratory disciplines, both in theory and skills assessment.Ability to use instructional technologies.Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills.Ability to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes with the ability to be flexible to work at any of the Collegeâ™s locations.Ability to develop courses in the field that will expand departmental offerings and that work within traditional and non-traditional formats, such as hybrid and/or distance delivery courses using various instructional media.Required Qualifications:Bachelorâ™s in teaching field (Medical Laboratory Science/Technology) or Associateâ™s in the teaching field with demonstrated competency in teaching field. Qualifying degree must be awarded by a regionally accredited institution.Three (3) years of full-time experience in a full-service CAP or JC accredited clinical laboratory as an MLS or MLT generalist or technologist in a specialized area of clinical laboratory. Part-time experience will be converted to its full-time equivalency.MLS (ASCP) cm certification or MLT (ASCP) cm certification.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.