The School of Health Sciences invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant or associate professor position beginning August 2019. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the Emergency Medical Care Program; advising and mentoring students in collaboration with the Advising Center; providing service to the university, profession, and community; engaging in scholarly activities; and providing vision and leadership for the students, faculty, and all stakeholders in the Emergency Medical Care Program.
Candidates with a history of, or strong potential for, effective undergraduate teaching, scholarly agenda, and a commitment to service within the university and broader regional community, will be considered. Salary and rank are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date is August 15th.
The Emergency Medical Care Program is a 120-credit hour degree with residential and online options for students, with concentration options in health management and science (pre-med). The Emergency Medical Care Program has a rich history of quality instruction in emergency medicine. The Program is one of approximately twenty institutions in the nation offering the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree for pre-hospital providers. The residential program is a CoAEMSP-accredited program and will have the next comprehensive review in 2020-21. More information about the program can be found on the website: emc.wcu.edu.
The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs in Athletic Training, Emergency Medical Care, Environmental Health, Integrated Health Sciences, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Recreational Therapy. The Master of Health Sciences graduate program offers concentrations in Emergency Medical Care, Health Education, and Health Management. Additional programs within the College of Health and Human Sciences include Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Social Work. A collaborative environment conducive to interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship and service exists within the School and College of Health and Human Sciences.
Western Carolina University is a regional comprehensive university consisting of over 11,000 students with its main campus located in Cullowhee, NC. The county and surrounding areas provide residents a high quality of life with its close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and diverse outdoor adventures, a thriving arts community, and mild year-round temperatures. The Emergency Medical Care Program is housed in a 160,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Health and Human Sciences Building. The College of Health and Human Sciences' faculty are committed to creating and implementing a program of inter-professional experiences for students enrolled in the health professions, and opportunities for inter-professional research and collaboration is extensive. In addition, the western North Carolina rural, aging and medically underserved location provides numerous and rich opportunities for research and grant acquisition.
Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution
North Carolina Office of EMS Level II Instructor
Current certification in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS
Current state license/certification as a paramedic
Three years of successful teaching experience in emergency medical care
Three years of clinical experience as an EMT or Paramedic
Evidence of scholarly activity and research agenda
Evidence of student engagement in scholarship
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
Five years of successful teaching experience in emergency medical care
Five years of clinical experience as an EMT or Paramedic
Administrative or leadership position at a college or university, preferably in a health science setting
Curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation
Evidence of service to the profession and/or community
In addition to the doctoral degree, degrees in other health fields are favorable
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application must be made online. Please attached the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and three references with complete contact information. For additional information, contact Dr. Jackson Deziel at email@example.com , Chair, Emergency Medical Care Search Committee, School of Health Sciences.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.