Faculty Member - Basic Sciences

Pinellas Park, Florida
Oct 29, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions

Faculty Member - Basic Sciences

Basic Science instructors at NUHS Florida are responsible for facilitating the learning experience for students enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic program.  Instruction for the advertised position will be focused on the basic sciences including dissection based human anatomy, histology, neuroanatomy and pathology through lectures, discussion groups, facilitated group interaction, and laboratories where applicable.  The successful applicant must demonstrate thorough knowledge of the subject, including excellent teaching, communication, and interpersonal skills while interacting effectively with students, faculty, and staff.  While teaching is the major focus of the position, there will also be opportunities to participate in clinically oriented or educational research. Administrative assignments appropriate to the position and participation in student advising will also be required.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant basic science discipline; a doctoral level medical professional degree will also be considered. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Additional teaching opportunities may also be available.  The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin, must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Job Summary

The faculty member is an officer of instruction.  The faculty member shall be prepared academically to teach students in the classroom, laboratory or clinic, and to assist students by providing appropriate advising.  The faculty member is responsible for classroom teaching duties as assigned by the chairperson.  He/she is charged with helping the student learn through appropriate teaching methods, assessing the knowledge and skills (didactic and practical) the student has learned, and reporting that learning to the student, the Dean of the College of Professional Studies, Assistant Dean or their designee.  The functions of the University require that the faculty member participate in University activities and academic functions, and in budget and curriculum formulation.  In the performance of University duties, the faculty member may be called upon to prepare and present reports and studies.


  • To serve as an associate of the chairperson.
  • To participate with the chairperson in maintaining and advancing curriculum content for the assigned course and the program at large.
  • To assume responsibility for participating in the vital functions of the Program, not only in its day to day operation, but also in its role as an integral part of the University; particularly with regard to Mission and Goals.
  • To serve as a model of professionalism to interns, students and colleagues, as evidenced by exemplary conduct, dialogue and decorum.
  • To carry out all necessary administrative and reporting functions as required by University policy or assigned by the academic dean such as a syllabus, grade and attendance submission.
  • To develop educational learning objectives for the educational program(s).
  • To develop instructional materials.
  • To teach and/or facilitate the assigned hours of lecture, discussion, laboratory or clinic internship.
  • To develop evaluation instruments for the assessment of student learning and practical skills.
  • To provide feedback to the student, the Dean of the College of Professional Studies and the Assistant Dean (or designee) regarding the assessment outcomes.
  • To make time for student advising or to assist students.
  • To participate in research and publication or other scholarly activities.
  • To contribute to the Mission of the University through regular participation in a variety of activities including teaching, community involvement, committee service and scholarly work.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Attendance at University scheduled activities such as graduation ceremonies, etc.
  • Plan or conduct special workshops or seminars.



  • Ph.D. in a relevant basic science discipline; a doctoral level medical professional degree will also be considered.
  • Evidence of annual CEU credits being taken via annual submission of an updated CV


  • Experience in higher education teaching
  • Evidence of a commitment to continuing education
  • Three years of teaching or chiropractic practice experience
  • Service to the community
  • Participation in professional organizations

How to Apply

Applicants can apply by sending a current curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation to [email protected].  Complete applications will be required for candidate consideration.