Health Science Faculty

Location
Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted
Mar 02, 2018
Ref
Ref: BCH-HS
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Queens University of Charlotte’s Blair College of Health invites applications for a full time, 9-month faculty position in Health Science. We seek an energetic, collaborative faculty member who will contribute to the student experience and the college. The growing interdisciplinary Health Science program includes a Bioscience and a Healthcare Studies track. In addition, students at Queens may select the Health Science minor. Graduates of this program are prepared to apply for graduate education, second degree nursing programs, or seek employment in a variety of healthcare roles. 

The Health Science program is housed in the department of Interprofessional Health Studies. The faculty member will report to the Chair of Interprofessional Health Studies. Primary teaching responsibility will be with undergraduate students in the Health Science program. Additional teaching responsibilities may include teaching in the Queens General Education program. The successful applicant may be eligible for a tenure track appointment pending qualification at the Assistant Professor level or higher. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Health Sciences, Health Promotion, Health Administration, Medical Degree, or related healthcare field required, earned doctoral degree preferred. Must have a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline of Health Science to teach at the baccalaureate level. Classroom and online undergraduate teaching experience preferred.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Theoretical and applied knowledge in the field of health science.
  • The ability to develop internships beneficial to the student experience
  • The ability to provide academic and career advising to students.
  • The ability to connect with students at all levels of proficiency.
  • Knowledge of effective and innovative teaching methods.
  • Passion for undergraduate education for traditional and post-traditional adult students.
  • Commitment to professional development and maintenance of professional credentials.
  • The ability to make connections across disciplines.
  • The ability to make connections with the community on behalf of students and the university.
  • Knowledge of program assessment, curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • A commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service. 

In the faculty role, the successful candidate will:

  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of course material for the assigned course load including appropriate content, design of teaching strategies, learning experiences, and methodology for evaluation of student learning.
  • Facilitate student learning in the classroom, online, and in internship experiences.
  • Facilitate student development and socialization in the professional role.
  • Participate in curriculum design and evaluation of course and program student learning outcomes.
  • Engage in scholarship in the discipline of Health Science.
  • Actively participate in the recruitment of students for the program. 
  • Represent the Interprofessional Health Studies department and Queens University of Charlotte in a positive manner.

This position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked.

Non-Essential Duties

Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department, school, college, or university goals.

About the Health Science Program: 

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science is a foundational, interdisciplinary degree that prepares students for professional health science graduate programs in a variety of fields, such as a Masters in Occupational Health or Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Built on a strong liberal arts and science foundation, graduates develop knowledge required of those who practice in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environment.  In the core major courses, students learn about human functioning from a physiological and psychological perspective.  Upper division courses expand the student’s perspective with topics such as medical ethics, epidemiology, and the US healthcare system.  Coursework, combined with internships, fosters the ability to analyze healthcare from a human and systems perspective.  Students in the major choose from a healthcare studies track or bioscience track, depending on their future goals.  Students have the ability to customize their coursework to meet requirements for graduate study.

About the Andrew Blair College of Health

The mission of the Andrew Blair College of Health is to prepare competent practitioners and dynamic leaders in health and sport-related fields of study and contribute to the health and wellness of its constituencies in the region and beyond.  The Blair College of Health aspires to be recognized regionally for its healthcare and sport-related programs as models of excellence, for its students as outstanding achievers, and for its faculty as leaders in healthcare and sports science discourse and knowledge dissemination.  The Blair College of Health houses two departments and a School.  The department of Interprofessional Health Studies, offers undergraduate majors in Human Service Studies, Health Sciences, and Health Education and Promotion, and a graduate Masters in Health Administration degree.  The Kinesiology Department offers undergraduate majors in Exercise and Sport Sciences, Sport Management, Interdisciplinary Health Services, and Allied Health.  The Presbyterian School of Nursing, offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (traditional, accelerated, and accelerated degree completion RN-BSN tracks) and Master of Science in Nursing degree (nurse administrator, nurse educator, and Clinical Nurse Leader® tracks).

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit via email to hr@queens.edu all of the following in (.doc) or (.pdf) format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. a letter of interest,
  2. teaching philosophy
  3. current resume or curriculum vitae,
  4. salary requirements or history, AND
  5. contact information for three professional references. 

Be sure to include “REF: BCH-HS” and YOUR NAME in your email Subject Line.

(Example:  REF: BCH-HS, Shawn Mullin)

Benefits

Queens offers medical (PPO or a high deductible option with Health Savings Account), dental and vision insurance, domestic partner benefits, defined contribution retirement plan & supplemental retirement plan, tuition remission, Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, qualified transportation expense), parental leave, long-term disability leave, FMLA leave after eligibility, reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, employee assistance program (EAP), wellness programs.

About Queens

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-educational, Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive university located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is consistently ranked in the top tier of Southern Regional Masters Universities.  The university has over 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the James L. Knight School of Communication, the Wayland H. Cato Jr. School of Education, the Andrew Blair College of Health, and the Presbyterian School of Nursing.  Additional information about Queens University of Charlotte may be found at http://www.queens.edu

Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any characteristic protected by law. Queens is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Any individual with a disability who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to apply for a position or otherwise to participate in Queens' job search/selection process should contact the Director of Human Resources at 704.337.2297 or hr@queens.edu.

Physical Requirements of the Position (with or without reasonable accommodation)

  • Eye-Hand Coordination: Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, laboratory equipment, copier, calculator and other office equipment.
  • Talking: Especially where one must frequently convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Repetitive Motion: Movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Average Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
  • Average Visual Abilities: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Physical Strength: Will regularly be required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools and controls reach with hands and arms. Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions – 75-100% of the time.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in classrooms and in laboratory environments, and in offices involving contact with students, faculty, staff, parents, service providers and vendors. Work has deadlines, multiple interruptions, high volume, and may be stressful at times.

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