Full-Time Professor, Health Administration

Northcentral University

United States

August 21, 2021

Description

Description

Full-Time Professor, Health Administration

Summary

Full-time professors may teach courses within a programmatic core discipline as assigned and/or guide doctoral candidates through doctoral dissertation requirements (as Chair or committee member) in some instances. Primary responsibility is to engage students, offer excellent feedback, and inspire students to achieve course and program outcomes relevant to the core discipline. This position works closely with other faculty teaching in the discipline, the Associate Director of Faculty Support and Development, the Assistant Dean and the Dean.

Essential Functions

Measuring Performance

Specific performance standards for teaching include, but are not limited to:

  • Professor will email/record and post a welcome letter to their assigned students one week prior to the start of course, when feasible, but always within the first week of the course.
  • Professor will record and post a video introduction which will be placed in each course.
  • Professor will answer all student emails within two calendar days which is likely to require responding over weekends. The exception to this requirement is if the Professor is on PTO or when there is a holiday observed by the University.
  • Communication with students will take place within the University learning management system (LMS), University-designated systems and through University assigned email.
  • Professor will contact Student Services (by use of designated means) in the LMS as soon as a Professor determines a student is not actively participating in the course.
  • Professor will contact a student by email and a phone call to encourage re-engagement in the course as soon as Professor determines a student is not actively participating in the course.
  • Professor will return work in a timely manner. Weekly assignments should be returned to the student with meaningful and appropriate feedback no later than 4 days from the due date (assuming student submits assignment on time). Exceptions to this policy may, in rare instances, be approved by the Dean.
  • As technologically supported by the platform, Professor will host no less than two one-hour synchronous office hour sessions per week. Office hours will be posted in each course.
  • Professor will provide quality feedback to students. Quality feedback includes but is not limited to:
  • substantive and reflect a content focus.
  • impart knowledge, share resources and dialogue with students.
  • include track changes of edits to proper use of mechanics.
  • include a summative statement at the beginning or end of document with key observations.
  • communicate in a manner and with language reflecting support of the student.
  • Scholarship

    Professor is expected to meet the University's requirements for scholarship as articulated in the Faculty Handbook. Professor is encouraged to apply for the various initiatives the University funds to promote research and scholarship. Professor will:

  • Maintain a record of scholarly activities befitting a doctoral granting institution.
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge of their discipline.
  • Professional Development

    Professor is expected to meet the University's requirements for professional development as noted in the Faculty Handbook. Professor is encouraged to apply for various initiatives the University funds to promote Professor Development. Professor will:

  • Participate in professional development as expected by the University.
  • Align professional development activities to the address the development plan identified in the Professor Evaluation (if any).
  • Curriculum

    Professor may be asked to serve as the Content Expert (CE) for at least one course. If Professor serves as the CE for additional courses, Professor will receive additional compensation or a reduction in student load. Professor will:

  • complete NCU SME/CE Training.
  • follow curriculum guidelines.
  • adhere to timelines given by the Director of Curriculum, Program Director or Dean.
  • Service

  • Professor may be required to serve on two institutional, school or department committees as a part of the overall teaching load.
  • Professor may be asked to chair or serve on dissertation committees as a part the overall load of for additional compensation depending on current load. In addition, Professor will:
  • participate in NCU Professor compliance and training as requested.
  • participate in school meetings.
  • participate in Academic Program Reviews as requested.
  • participate in Department Reviews as requested.
  • participate in the University assessment activities as requested.
  • Professor will participate in at least two Symposiums (one in person at University expense and one virtual).
  • Professor will participate in Graduation (at the University's expense) which is held in conjunction to the in-person Symposium referenced above.
  • Administrative Responsibilities

  • Professor may be asked to serve an administrative role within the department or school. If asked to perform administrative responsibilities within the department or school, Professor will receive a reduction of student load stated in “Teaching”.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the health administration/healthcare management discipline.
  • Strong knowledge in new healthcare administration/management program development.
  • Knowledge of the accreditation process for healthcare administration programs.
  • Knowledge of online healthcare administration programs preferred.
  • Knowledge of academic and business workings of a higher education institution.
  • Knowledge of healthcare administraion educational culture in an online environment.
  • Knowledge of healthcare administration specialized accreditation (CAHME).
  • Knowledge of local, state, and national healthcare administration procedures.
  • Knowledge of current trends in healthcare administation education and administration.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population.
  • Ability to apply essential principles of supervision and managerial activity, basic human resources operations, strategic and program planning, program and curriculum planning, development, and evaluation, technology implementation.
  • Ability to organize and direct work efforts and manage several competing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate online including e-mail, chat rooms, videoconferencing and other technology-based communication media.
  • Ability to make presentations and represent the School of Health Sciences in various media when called upon.
  • Ability to handle a diversity of details in order to make informed and responsive decisions on matters that impact the adjunct faculty, and students.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governing body regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a proven ability to provide timely, accurate information on a variety of academically oriented subjects to both internal and external constituents.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone system.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and other application in the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Education and Experience

  • Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution in Health Administration, Healthcare Management, Health Services or a closely related field required, PhD, DHA, DHSC preferred.
  • Online teaching experience preferred.
  • Accreditation experience preferred.
  • Curriculum development experience preferred.
  • Experience with the online delivery of education and the systems that support it.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology in the delivery of education.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
  • Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred.
  • All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.
  • Working Conditions

    This position operates in a remote, home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones.

  • Good working environment with the absence of disagreeable conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
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