Asst Professor of the Practice Health Sciences

University of Kansas

United States

February 9, 2022

Description

Asst Professor of the Practice Health Sciences - 20978BR

Asst Professor of the Practice Health Sciences

Department:

School of Professional Studies

Location/Division:

Univ of Kansas Edwards Campus

Reg/Temp:

Regular

Employee Class:

F-Faculty

Position Overview

The School of Professional Studies at the University of Kansas is seeking an Assistant Professor of the Practice to teach courses in the online Bachelor of Health Science program. KU's rapidly growing online Bachelor of Health Science degree is designed for undergraduate students who have completed an associate's degree or equivalent hours, and want to complete the final two years of a bachelor's degree program with specific focus in allied health and professional health related careers (nutrition, public health, healthcare management, and health policy).

All Professor of the Practice positions are non-tenured positions appointed for a three year period. Contracts are renewable, based on results from annual performance reviews. This position will be 12 months, with a typical teaching load of 3 courses in fall, 3 courses in spring, and 2 courses in the summer.

Due to the percentage of effort focused upon instructional duties, all applicants are expected to hold a PhD (or PhD in progress, completion within first term of appointment) or terminal professional graduate degree in the academic discipline, possess outstanding teaching skills and ability to teach eight courses over the academic year. Specific course assignments are at the discretion of the Program Director of Health Sciences. Additional job duties include research and service activities as indicated below.

Job Description

Teaching – 90% Serve as an instructor in the Bachelor of Health Science program. The instructor is responsible for teaching 8 courses per year in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Biological Sciences program. The courses must meet the curricular needs of the program.

Develop and teach eight courses per year (typically 3 in fall, 3 in spring, and 2 in the summer)

  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings; Develop assignments, design class activities, respond to and evaluate student work in a timely manner, assign grades. Adhere to School of Professional Studies and university policies.
  • Develop and update syllabi, study guides, instructor's guides, test questions, tests, and web-based material. Participate in regular meetings with instructors and staff as needed. Assist in the development and implementation of technology and student-centered pedagogies in courses. Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught.
  • Adhere to School of Professional Studies, Edwards Campus, and university policies and procedures.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty in the Health Sciences Program and School of Professional Studies to ensure that curriculum continues to meet the needs of our students, school, university, and transfer pipelines. Engage with local community college faculty to ensure strong transfer pipelines and clear curriculum goals for each institution. Engage with employers and other workforce planners to determine workforce needs of the future and translates those needs into academic curriculum given discipline standards. Ensures continued relevance of the curriculum to meet student needs.
  • Supervise student research and community engagement through directing capstone projects, directed study projects, community-engaged research, collaborative projects with other KU units, local/state/federal agencies and nonprofits, or internship-based research and projects.
  • Student Engaged Research

  • Conduct research in a health sciences domain appropriate to the position (e.g., nutrition, dietetics, public and population health) in a manner that aligns with the KU-Edwards research ideals of “Faculty-led, student involved, and community engaged” research; research may also include scholarship on teaching and learning in the health sciences, and collaborative projects with other KU units, local/state/federal agencies, and nonprofits. Faculty in the professor of practice and teaching professor job title series are eligible for Project-Specific Principal Investigator (PI) status, subject to policy administered by the Office of Research. May submit proposals to internal and external funding opportunities.
  • Service – 10%

  • Serve on KUEC committees and actively contribute to the working of the Campus community.
  • Participate in professional service activities, including discipline specific service opportunities.
  • Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or terminal professional degree in public/population health, nutrition, dietetics, or related discipline.
  • Experience in and evidence of effective teaching at the college level, particularly online teaching.
  • Ability to teach upper-level undergraduate courses in public health, population health, health disparities, health policy, healthcare management, nutrition, dietetics, or other relevant health sciences that align with program needs.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with transfer students, degree completion, curriculum development
  • Training and/or experience in course design and/or course transformation, particularly online courses.
  • Professional publication record in the relevant field or in scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Training and/or experience in introducing and embedding research into courses and/or departmental curriculum.
  • Additional Candidate Instructions

    For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https: // employment.ku.edu/academic/20978BR1. A complete online application includes the following materials:

    A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met. Resume 3 Professional References

    In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Application review will begin Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 and will remain open until a qualified pool has been identified.

    Contact Information to Applicants

    Mark Jakubauskas jakubaus@ku.edu2 913-897-8446

    Advertised Salary Range

    $70,000- $75,000

    Application Review Begins

    Tuesday, March 15, 2022

    Anticipated Start Date

    Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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