The School of Sociology at the University of Arizona invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice career-track position to teach and provide administrative leadership in our interdisciplinary Care, Health & Society (CHS) program beginning July 1, 2021. The CHS program offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree that provides undergraduates with education, training, and applied experiences in the healthcare industry and related helping professions.
The responsibilities of this fiscal year (12 month) position include: teaching courses on health, health professions, and healthcare; providing administrative leadership and bringing innovative energy to CHS; promoting student success; and providing and expanding opportunities for professional training that will help students prepare for careers in the health professions. This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure. Applications received by March 19, 2021, will be fully considered. We will accept applications until the position is filled.
The School of Sociology supports Inclusive Excellence. Many students in CHS come from diverse ethnoracial backgrounds and are first-generation students. The University of Arizona is the first four-year public university in Arizona to be recognized as a Hispanic Servicing Institution (HSI). As a land-grant HSI, we are committed to meeting the educational needs of the vibrant and increasingly diverse communities of Arizona. Candidates are encouraged to support the University and School’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to be especially supportive of underrepresented communities.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; and state and optional retirement plans;
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Duties & Responsibilities
Instruction involves teaching a 3/3 course load in the academic year (Fall/Spring) and some summer instruction. Courses to be taught include CHS 202 Society and Health, CHS 204 The Health Professions, and CHS 306 Interprofessional Collaborative Care. Additional courses can be developed based around the expertise of the successful candidate. Instruction modalities include both in-person and online courses. Other non-traditional classroom teaching duties may include coordination of CHS 411 Career and Professionalization Seminar (1 credit), CHS 394 Independent Study or Preceptorship, and the CHS 393 Internship.
Service and Outreach includes providing vision and programmatic leadership for CHS’s continued growth and development. This includes:
Promoting the program on and off campus
Innovating the CHS curriculum, keeping it current and in line with the healthcare industry’s trends and employers’ needs.
Providing mentorship and guidance for CHS students seeking careers in the healthcare and helping professions.
Working with university and college efforts to recruit students to the CHS program and promote the opportunities, events, and accomplishments of our students and faculty.
Developing annual course schedules in collaboration with Director of Undergraduate Studies, School Manager, and School Director.
Working closely with all CHS instructors, including T/TT faculty, CT faculty, adjunct instructors, and Sociology PhD students.
Working with regional healthcare employers to identify opportunities for collaborations such as internship placements, service-learning opportunities, and professionalization seminars.
Recruiting adjunct lecturers for CHS courses when needed.
Additional responsibilities in summerinclude time for research including participation in professional opportunities available at the University of Arizona or through regional, state, national or international opportunities as warranted.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Excellent communication skills and commitment to working collaboratively and proactively with teams of faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students
A commitment to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
A commitment to innovative leadership and program growth
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic Serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
Minimum Qualifications include:
Ph.D. in Sociology, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, or related social science or interdisciplinary field in the Health Professions; or a Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Public Health, or related field by time of appointment; or terminal degree in related field
Experience in teaching, student support, mentorship, and career counseling
Preferred Qualifications include:
Experience using a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to respond to the needs of a diverse student body at the undergraduate level
Relevant professional experience in the healthcare sector
Record of publications in relevant fields
Documents Needed to Apply
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Teaching Portfolio, including at minimum a Statement on Teaching, Examples of Course Syllabi, and Teaching Evaluations
Names and contact information for 3 professional references
Internal Number: req4294
About University of Arizona
The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the UA is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The UA ranked in the top 25 in 2018 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $687 million in annual research expenditures. The UA advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually.