Asst/Assoc Professor - Health Sciences #182767

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Posting Information

Posting Number FAC211P
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Classification Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Working Title Asst/Assoc Professor - Health Sciences #182767
Department School of Health Sciences
Position Summary

Responsibilities of the position include: teaching undergraduate students in the Integrated Health Sciences Program; supervise internship experiences; advise students in collaboration with the Advising Center; participate in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, profession, and community. This position is pending Board of Governor’s advance reporting and consultation.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

• Support the vision and mission of the newly implement Integrated Health Sciences Program.
• Develop and deliver courses within the Integrated Health Sciences Program.
• Supervise internship experiences and student research.
• Mentor and advise students in collaboration with the Advising Center with regard to academic progress and professional development.
• Engage in scholarly activities and creative contributions within the profession based upon the Boyer Model of scholarship
• Provide service to the university, profession, and community.
• Maintain currency in the academic discipline through continuing education, research, and/or participation in activities within the profession, including involvement within professional organizations at the state, district and national levels.
• Work cooperatively and collegially with all faculty and staff involved with the Integrated Health Sciences Program across the institution.
• Carry out other assignments and duties as assigned by the IHS Program Director and/or the Director of the School of Health Sciences and Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications

• Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution
• Academic and/or health credential in a health care administration
• Health care administration experience
• Teaching experience
• Evidence of scholarly activity and research agenda
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
• Current state license, if applicable

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in a collaborative, multi-discipline academic program
• Administrative experience in a health care organization
• In addition to the doctoral degree, degrees in MBA, MPH, or other health fields are favorable

Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Number of Months Per Year 9

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Open Date 11/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

This is an Assistant /Associate Professor Tenure Track 9 month faculty position.

Application must be made on-line. Hard-copy application materials will not be considered. The search committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information of three references. For additional information, contact Dr. Ericka Zimmerman at


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of references
Optional Documents

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