Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor
Location: Health Sciences
Job ID: 607533
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.
Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff—the home of our largest campus—and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members. Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU's faculty members promote learning and help students reach academic milestones.
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About the Department/College
The Department of Health Sciences serves approximately 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students within the College of Health and Human Services. The department is a true multidisciplinary unit, providing six different undergraduate degree programs in five unique disciplines (Public Health, Nutrition and Foods, Allied Health, Fitness Wellness, and Physical Education Teacher Education), along with the Master of Public Health degree, and collaboration in an Interdisciplinary Health PhD degree between the College of Health and Human Services and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Additionally, the department offers curricula in traditional residential and online formats. Flexibility is a hallmark of NAU's Allied Health program. With seven emphasis areas for allied health professionals to focus their studies towards a bachelor's degree, students can leverage up to 90 credits of their community college or university coursework as transfer credits into the Allied Health program. Students must be pursuing or have completed an associate degree as well as hold current state or national licensure in the field of their associate degree for acceptance into the program. Once accepted into the program, students complete an additional 30 credits of upper-division health sciences courses to earn the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Allied Health (students must complete their associate degree before enrolling in the final capstone course). The emphasis areas for the BS Health Sciences – Allied Health are:
- Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy
- General Allied Health
- Medical Assisting
- Paramedic Care
- Physical Therapist Assisting
- Respiratory Care
- Surgical Technology
About the Position
The Department of Health Sciences, within the College of Health Sciences and Professions (formerly College of Health and Human Services) at Northern Arizona University, invites applicants for one full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track Allied Health program faculty position at the Lecturer (Master's degree required) or Assistant Teaching Professor (Doctoral degree required). The position begins August 2024. The successful applicant will have the expertise to teach primarily online courses in the Health Sciences department in the areas of health care/health professions leadership, interprofessional communication, mind-body health, stress management, current health issues, and healthy lifestyles. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will serve as the Program Area Lead for Allied Health, serving as the faculty coordinator for the program a portion of their professional service commitment.
This is a full-time, non-tenure eligible faculty position, requiring a balance of teaching and service.
- The teaching load for this position is typically 12 credits (4 courses) per semester.
- In addition to quality teaching, expectations of the position include active contributions to the department, college, university, community, and profession through service. Half of the service requirement is met by serving as the Allied Health Program Area Lead.
***This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.***
***This position is a 9 month non-tenure position***
About Northern Arizona University
NAU began as a teachers’ college, and our commitment to building a better tomorrow through education remains our highest priority. Our students, mentored by faculty members who are renowned in their fields, are at the center of all we do.
In the classroom and online, through hands-on experiences in an unparalleled learning environment, and with the NAU community cheering them on, our students discover and hone their ambitions.
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