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Instructor/Lecturer, Health and Exercise Science

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University of the Pacific
Location
Stockton

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Instructor/Lecturer, Health and Exercise Science

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences at the University of Pacific invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position for the 2021-2022 academic year (with potential for renewal).

Non-tenure-track faculty members collaborate in fulfilling the University's mission to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.

Appointments for full-time non-tenure-track faculty members may be issued as single-year or multi-year terms, and may be renewable.

Essential Functions:
1. Design and conduct educational programs and courses of instruction in accordance with the policies of the University.

2. Actively participate in the comprehensive planning or review of the development and quality improvement of the educational programs and courses of study, assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of such programs and courses, and to make recommendations to the Deans and Provost concerning the educational mission, programs, and policies of the University.

3. Recommend educational policies and degree requirements which effectively carry out the mission of the University.

4. Advise students on academic progress, and recommend student candidates for earned degrees.

5. Participate in the selection, evaluation, and advancement of faculty and academic administrators.

6. Contribute to the advancement of knowledge through open inquiry, creative activity and research as appropriate.

7. Participate in service as requested or required.

The faculty member may consider any matter in connection with the effectiveness and quality of the educational program or the professional welfare of the faculty, may make recommendations to the department chair, academic dean or provost concerning any policies, programs, or procedures which affect the educational program or faculty welfare.

Each school and college in the University may have a faculty of its own consisting of all members of the University faculty within the particular school or college and subject to the approval of the Provost, adopt by-laws and rules concerning its own organization, governance, and procedures.

Each faculty shall function under the Dean and Provost and be subjected to the policies of the University.


Minimum Qualifications:
• The successful candidate is expected to teach courses, advise undergraduate students, and assist in program development. Main responsibilities: Teach seven courses in health care management, psycho-social aspects of healthcare, public health, epidemiology and research methods as well as offerings in our first-year seminar. Teaching experience and attainment of a terminal degree is desired.

• Minimum Qualifications for Instructor: A master’s degree or its equivalent in the field of specialization and promise of teaching success and of scholarly or artistic achievements; a candidate without a master’s degree must have equivalent educational or professional experience in the appropriate area of instructional responsibility, and the recommendation for appointment must contain a statement of this equivalence. The rank of Instructor is not a tenure eligible appointment. No one may hold the rank of instructor on a full-time continuous appointment for more than three years or for more than two years with one or more years of prior full-time four year college or University teaching experience.

• Minimum Qualifications for Lecturer: A master’s degree or its equivalent in the field of specialization and promise of teaching success and of scholarly or artistic achievements; a candidate without a master’s degree must have equivalent educational or professional experience in the appropriate area of instructional responsibility, and the recommendation for appointment must contain a statement of this equivalence. While holding an appointment as a Lecturer no person shall be eligible for tenure, nor shall service in this appointment be counted toward meeting minimum time requirements for promotion and/or the probationary period for tenure. Each appointment as a Lecturer in the University will be for a specific period of time. A review of each such appointment will be conducted consistent with the University guidelines for faculty evaluation before a renewed appointment is proffered. The rank of Lecturer is not a tenure eligible appointment.


Preferred Qualifications:
• The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching at a predominantly undergraduate institution. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a health-related field such as; physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, public health, community wellness, or similar areas. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
• An earned doctorate or terminal degree in the field of specialization.
• Published research in field of specialization.


Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using a computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.


Special Instructions:
Please upload the following with your application:
• CV to include educational background, teaching and professional experience and list of publications
• Cover Letter/Letter of Application
• Teaching Philosophy

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2021 and continue until position is filled. Starting date: August 2021. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial accepted; official transcripts will be required prior to employment), teaching philosophy, research plan, and contact information for at least three references:


To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/18676

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.






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Organization

Since its founding in 1851 as California’s first chartered university, University of the Pacific has been transforming the lives of students, enhancing the vitality of its surrounding communities and bringing a pioneering spirit to how we educate and serve.

Pacific is recognized for high-quality academic programs, dedicated faculty mentors and excellent professional preparation built on a strong liberal arts foundation. The university is consistently ranked among the top national universities by U.S. News and World Report and Princeton Review.

University of the Pacific is a dynamic three-city university with campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco. With a presence in these three very different and uniquely California cities, Pacific enjoys a truly distinctive footprint in California and the West.

Sacramento

Pacific’s beautiful, tree-lined campus in Sacramento provides a focused learning environment with ties to the power and influence of one of the nation’s most influential capital cities. Complementing the legal studies offered at the McGeorge School of Law, new academic offerings are helping address critical issues at the intersection of law, policy, business and health.

San Francisco

Pacific’s high-tech San Francisco campus is strategically situated the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. It is home to one of the premier dental schools in the nation, the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, as well as high-quality programs in health, technology, and arts and culture.

Stockton

Pacific’s Stockton campus in the heart of the California Delta country is renowned for its idyllic beauty, breadth of outstanding academic programs, vibrant and supportive campus life, and close, dedicated teaching relationships with students. Serving more than 5,000 students, the campus is home to the liberal arts College of the Pacific, a conservatory of music, and schools of business, education, engineering, international studies, and pharmacy and health sciences.

Beyond Our Gates

Pacific students, faculty, and staff are passionate about enriching their communities and serving those in need. Under faculty guidance, students provide dental care and health services and information to the underserved, legal clinics for those in need, and literacy and educational enrichment programs for local schoolchildren. Students, faculty and staff contribute tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service each year. The Center for Professional and Continuing Education offers degree completion, continuing education, workforce training and lifelong learning programs. Pacific centers and institutes work toward solutions to local and regional issues through community partnerships, education and research.

The Pacific Tigers compete in NCAA Division I athletics primarily as a member of the West Coast Conference. Fielding seven men’s teams and eleven women’s teams, the Pacific Tigers continue to add individual and team successes to an already outstanding performance record, including more than 30 conference championships and more than 60 NCAA tournament appearances.

Pacific offers more than 80 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, as well as accelerated programs in business, education, law, engineering and the health sciences. Total enrollment at all three campuses is more than 6,000 students.

With a focus on teaching, close faculty-student interaction, academic excellence and real-world learning, Pacific prepares individuals for lifelong personal and professional success.

Learn more at Pacific.edu.

Diversity Profile

The University of the Pacific community - including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni - believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention. We remain deeply committed to promoting and maintaining a civil community that facilitates opportunities for shared understanding and expression of individual and collective truths. Moreover, we resolve to maintain a community that is respectful of all persons despite differences in age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, philosophical beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

The University of the Pacific community - including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni - believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention.

We remain deeply committed to promoting and maintaining a civil community that facilitates opportunities for shared understanding and expression of individual and collective truths. Moreover, we resolve to maintain a community that is respectful of all persons despite differences in age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, philosophical beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

We are committed to all members of the Pacific community becoming competent and ethical citizen leaders able to interact effectively and ethically in an increasingly multicultural society and global economy. This transformative process is accomplished through our distinctive integration of liberal arts and professional education promoting innovation, open discourse and dialogue, leadership development, experiential learning and self-reflection.

Pacific Diversity Programs

University Pipeline Programs

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs is dedicated to the creation and sustainability of a culturally inclusive community across and within the boundaries of culture, sexual orientation, gender, and other social identities. In service to and in partnership with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends, Multicultural Affairs offers programs, services, and sponsorships such as cultural heritage month observances, diversity leadership retreats, and intercultural trainings that meet the educational and cultural needs of all members of the Pacific community.

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209.946.2011
Location
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton
CA
95211
United States
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