Assistant Professor/Instructor- Health Care Administration

Bowling Green, KY
Jan 30, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Education, Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

Job Description:


Instructor: (1) Assist in the administration of the HCA program as directed by the program coordinator or head of department; (2) Teach up to four undergraduate courses in HCA per semester; (3) Participate in program activities including research, professional development and curriculum development; and (4) The candidate may also assist with program promotion and student recruitment in the HCA program.

Assistant Professor: (1) Primary responsibilities of this position include undergraduate and graduate instruction in the areas of healthcare administrations well as a strong commitment to scholarly research and extramural funding; (2) The successful candidate will work with program faculty to operate, evaluate, and continue to develop the healthcare administration program to its maximum potential. Courses may be on campus, off campus, or online. Interest in the development of distance learning/on-line courses is strongly encouraged; (3) Additional duties include, but are not limited to, professional service, student advisement and participation in collaborative activities. We are seeking candidates interested in working with us to educate our students to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse, multicultural, and technology-driven society. This position will be filled with a professional who has the potential and desire for engaging in professional collaboration with others at the university, national, and international levels. Candidates should well-informed of current research trends and topics in healthcare administration; and (4) Tenure eligible candidate will develop a collaborative research agenda focused within the field of healthcare administration



  • Master of Health Administration or a closely related field;
  • The candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate courses addressing a range of healthcare and health policy topics within the HCA program;
  • The candidate is required to have the ability to teach courses in health administration in both classroom and online settings;
  • Application of any innovative models in teaching is encouraged; and
  • The individual must have the ability to engage in research in health services research or policy.

Assistant Professor:

  • A terminal degree in Healthcare Administration, Health Services Research, Health Informatics or related fields;
  • Articulate a well-defined research agenda in the areas mentioned above with the potential for extramural funding;
  • Have experience teaching in higher education (added advantage);
  • Possess strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment with potential for interdisciplinary engagements; and
  • ABD candidates will be considered.

Additional Information:

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Application Instructions:

The following items must be submitted by visiting by February 28, 2017, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Letter of application, outlining your teaching, scholarship, service, and interest in the position
  • Copy of unofficial transcript
  • Resume / Curriculum Vita

Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received. The expected hire date is on or about August 15, 2017.


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