Academic/Faculty, Other - Academic/Faculty, Public Health
Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Studies
Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a tenure-track, faculty position within the Health Studies department to start August 1, 2020. The position will encompass teaching, student advisement, service and scholarly work supporting the Bachelor of Science students in Health Studies. The rapidly expanding Health Studies program continues to grow. The program offers a Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies and a minor in Healthcare Advocacy and Navigation.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Teach assigned sections following departmental guidelines; responsibilities include teaching a minimum of 12 credit hours each Fall and Spring semesters.
Advise Health Studies students regarding their core and major related courses. Advise Health Study students regarding their degree evaluation status.
Must be available to teach day and evening courses both within a ground and on-line format. Must have excellent interpersonal organizational and communication skills. Commitment to high professional standards. Ability to use technology as a teaching and learning tool.
Assists Chair with conducting annual performance reviews of adjunct lecturers and instructors. Assists Chair with effectively representing the program to internal and external constituencies.
Assists Chair with providing input and compiling information with regards to program evaluation, annual goal reports and assessment data.
Participates in creative and professional accomplishments including scholarly publications.
Collaborates and assists Chair with student orientation, admission events, course registration, career counseling, co-curricular activities, and academic progress updates.
Participates in departmental, school and college meetings and provides service to department, school, college and community.
Participates in curriculum development, represents Health Studies program on college committees and supports Health Studies regarding community development.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
This position requires limited travel. Must maintain a clean driving record as defined by College insurance carrier guidelines. Motor vehicle record will be monitored regularly using NYSLicense Event Notification Service or License Monitor, Inc. for out of state licenses.
Earned terminal doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., and/or D. Sc.) in Public Health, Health Education, Health Care Navigation and Advocacy, or closely related fields. Professional doctoral degree or master degree holders (in health-related fields) will be considered based on overall experience and qualifications; Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: Public Health, Clinical Research, Patient Advocacy, Social Work, or Kinesiology; Demonstrated ability to develop relationships in the local, state, and national communities advancing Health Studies, the allied health professions, and the School of Health Professions and Education at Utica College; Three years of teaching experience in a health-related area at an accredited institution in the United States; History and evidence of scholarly productivity preferred; Administrative experience in higher education preferred; Must be available to teach day and evening courses both within a ground and on-line format; Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills needed. Candidate must be a strong team player with the ability to network in the local community and beyond.
To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)
Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be solicited to submit letters for candidates before the on-campus interview.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.