Stetson University - College of Arts and Sciences
Position: Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
The Department of Health Sciences at Stetson University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The position is a full-time, 9-month appointment that begins in August 2024. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in health science, including Anatomy and Physiology with labs.
The new Cici and Hyatt Brown Hall for Health and Innovation, opened in November 2022, is home to the Department of Health Sciences' faculty. We are currently seeking a candidate who holds a Ph.D. in Anatomy, Physiology or a closely related field and who has a demonstrated record of teaching and scholarly success. Preference will be given to those who have experience supervising undergraduate research projects. A strong commitment to teaching at a liberal arts and sciences institution, to innovative pedagogy, and to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds are a must.
Stetson focuses on education of the whole student through a strong foundation in General Education, deep disciplinary training, and experiential learning. This tenure-track faculty position has a strong focus on teaching, advising, and mentoring of undergraduate research. The teaching load is equivalent to three course units per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities are Anatomy and Physiology I and II (HLSC 201 and 202) along with Senior Research Proposal and Project (HLSC 498 and 499). All majors in the College of Arts and Sciences complete a Senior Project, and therefore mentoring undergraduates as researchers is a key responsibility. Specialized courses may include new or existing upper-division health sciences courses. As teacher-scholars, candidates are expected to be excellent teachers, and to develop a vibrant, successful undergraduate research program. Candidates will be expected to undertake University service, which includes academic advising of majors each semester, and additional service is commensurate with rank. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website: www.stetson.edu/provost. Stetson University is committed to ongoing development of faculty and offers opportunities such as professional development workshops and internal grants through its Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence and faculty travel support.
The successful applicant’s appointment will be in the Department of Health Sciences. Currently, there are six full-time faculty members, whose expertise spans several diverse health-related fields (e.g., immunology/virology, gerontology, nutrition, exercise physiology). We are deeply committed to effective teaching and to working with students in a mentoring capacity.
The College of Arts and Sciences:
Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.stetson.edu/portal/artsci/) is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 150 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 38 undergraduate majors and 40 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every CAS undergraduate major requires a senior capstone project, providing students the opportunity to design and carry out quality, faculty-mentored research. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility. All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.
Founded in 1883, Stetson University (www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 3,700 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,300 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. The University’s graduate programs include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.
DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 38,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.
Salary: Salary is competitive.
Starting Date: August 10, 2024
Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter that includes the candidate's philosophy of teaching, advising, and mentoring of undergraduate students, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) three letters of recommendation, at least two of which include an evaluation of teaching ability. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Reviews of complete applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials may be submitted electronically to email@example.com or mailed to the following address:
Dr. Matthew Schrager, Search Committee Chair
Department of Health Sciences
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8317
DeLand, FL 32723
Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research, and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.