Director of Interprofessional Clinical Education

Boone, North Carolina
Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) at Appalachian State University welcomes nominations and applications for a dynamic and innovative leader for an exciting new position as Director of Interprofessional Clinical Education beginning on or before July 1, 2017. The Director of Interprofessional Clinical Education is a full-time, twelve-month position. Responsibilities will include direction and strategic development of interprofessional clinical training programs; collaboration with departments and academic programs across the University to meet Appalachian’s and BCHS’ mission; and managerial oversight of the IHHS Health Clinic, an interprofessional training clinic within the BCBS-NC Institute for Health and Human Services that trains students in delivery of health and human services at Appalachian. This position will also establish and maintain collaborations outside Appalachian with other educational institutions, health care providers, and regional health and service organizations to support interprofessional clinical education and develop new and innovative clinical training opportunities. The Director of Interprofessional Clinical Education will report to the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education.

Required qualifications for this position include a Master’s degree in a health-related profession with appropriate clinical certification; demonstrated experience and success in building, leading and developing interprofessional collaborations that integrate multiple health disciplines; leadership or managerial experience in a health care setting that includes supervising administrative and clinical staff; and effective communication, interpersonal, and technology skills. Preferred qualifications include at least three years of management experience; experience working in an educational setting, preferably at an institution of higher learning; and successful experience in strategic planning and program development. Doctoral level faculty who meet criteria for Clinical or tenure-track Associate or Full Professor with appropriate leadership experience are also encouraged to apply.

The Beaver College of Health Sciences is the second largest college at Appalachian with over 3,300 undergraduate and graduate majors served by 150 faculty and staff. BCHS was established in 2010 by reorganizing existing departments and degree programs to meet the growing healthcare needs in the region and is poised to be the preeminent and most comprehensive academic center for health professions in western   North Carolina. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS will transform the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. BCHS is home to 10 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs of study and is committed to developing new health programs that meet regional needs. In addition to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Institute for Health and Human Services, the BCHS is home to the Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis and has a collaborative partnership with Wake Forest School of Medicine. Construction has begun on  a new state-of-the-art $80 million, 203,000 square foot facility for the BCHS that will be the cornerstone of the Appalachian Health Sciences Campus and house the primary IHHS Health Clinic.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application consists of the following: (1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) official copies of all transcripts; and, (4) a list of three professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. Applications should be submitted electronically (preferably in PDF format) at


Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual


orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting search committee chair, Dr. Gary McCullough,, 828-262-7675. Proper documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.