Asst Professor of the Practice Health Sciences - 20978BR
Asst Professor of the Practice Health Sciences
School of Professional Studies
Univ of Kansas Edwards Campus
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.
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
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
Service – 10%
Serve on KUEC committees and actively contribute to the working of the
Participate in professional service activities, including discipline
specific service opportunities.
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
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.
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
Advertised Salary Range
Application Review Begins
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Anticipated Start Date
Wednesday, June 1, 2022