Medical Laboratory Science Lecturer: Bacteriology and Virology
Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is seeking a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as Medical Laboratory Sciences Educator: Bacteriology and Virology at Eswatini Medical Christian University (EMCU) without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The position requires a master’s degree in medical bacteriology, medical virology or any medical laboratory sciences-related degree, current medical laboratory science certification, experience in teaching and research supervision at university level, be a team player, and flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures. Curriculum development experience desired.
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at Eswatini Medical Christian University offers a four-year Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences. The department works to produce medical laboratory scientists that provide vital information to physicians/doctors. The aim is to train students how to perform a variety of laboratory procedures in the domains of clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, blood banking and laboratory management. The department aims to produce graduates who are dedicated to the management and generation of accurate high-quality testing and test results to support the diagnosis and monitoring of patients.
The PCRV will teach Medical Bacteriology and Virology didactic and laboratory course, supervise student project proposals and research projects, support institution by sharing best practices and training in research methods in communicable and non-communicable diseases, work with the university team to develop new modules, programs and innovative teaching, develop curriculum, policy and procedures and assess program outcomes. PCRVs are expected to report on their activities twice during their service.
Peace Corps Response established its "Advancing Health Professionals" program in 2019. Response Volunteers serving with the AHP program seek to improve health outcomes on a societal level by providing high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include health professions educators, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions that enhance the quality of healthcare.
Invitees will be arriving in Eswatini together as a group. While the whole group's departure dates could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
Eswatini Medical Christian University
• Master’s degree in medical bacteriology, medical virology or any medical laboratory sciences-related degree
• Current laboratory science certification
• Experience in teaching and research supervision at university level
• Team player
• Flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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