September 30, 2024
This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.
The Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applicants for a 9-month tenure-stream position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Sciences. Preferred areas of specialization include a discipline of the health professions (e.g., individuals with background in public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology, nursing, social work, or speech & hearing sciences are encouraged to apply). In addition to research productivity with current or strong potential for external funding, we are especially interested in candidates with expertise to teach in one or more of the following content areas: survey of allied health professions, global health systems, anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, and interprofessional healthcare practice, among others.
Responsibilities: The successful tenure-stream candidate will be expected to teach in the Allied Health Sciences program with opportunities for teaching in other academic programs of the college, including our Ph.D. in Health Sciences. We are seeking candidates with current or a strong potential for successful external research funding. Candidates will be expected to support the growth and development of the Allied Health Sciences program, with opportunities to create innovative courses and/or tracks which meet the needs of students and the healthcare industry. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in collaborative interdisciplinary initiatives, advise and mentor undergraduate students in the program, serve on departmental-, college- and university-level committees, and other duties as assigned.
This position will support the B.S. in Allied Health Sciences program. The B.S. in Allied Health Sciences program offers a multidisciplinary foundation in the health sciences to prepare graduates for careers in the healthcare industry. Students can select from one of multiple concentrations including a core allied health track and emphasis tracks in kinesiology, speech-language pathology, and social work. The program also prepares students for competitive application to graduate professional programs in the health professions, serving as a pre-health professions major. The Allied Health Sciences program was launched in the Fall of 2021 and has quickly grown to a strong enrollment, with a goal to offer a broader undergraduate preparation in the emerging needs of the healthcare industry including public health, healthcare analytics, and the application of technology to health assessment and intervention.
The Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences consists of programs that prepare future health care and human services professionals. The academic units within Harris College – Communication Sciences & Disorders, Kinesiology, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing and Social Work – are home to more than 1,750 students who are supported by committed and talented faculty and staff. Harris College supports the mission, vision, and values of TCU; we prepare global citizens to think and practice as ethical leaders in health care and educational settings.
Harris College offers 18 degree pathways in our health-related disciplines. Students benefit from learning experiences in campus laboratories and hospitals, clinics, schools, fitness facilities, and community service agencies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. On campus, the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic provides services for more than 300 families each year and serves as a professional practice site for students majoring in speech pathology and habilitation of the deaf. TCU Nursing and the School of Nurse Anesthesia provide innovative learning experiences in their state-of-the-art simulation centers.
The faculty and students in Harris College actively engage in research for the purpose of improving health and well-being. Undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to form mentoring relationships with internationally recognized faculty as they conduct studies in such areas as pharmacogenetics, carbohydrate metabolism, exercise physiology, health disparities, heart disease, aging, Parkinson’s disease, caregiving, language development in children with hearing loss, and forgiveness among others. Our graduates are competent, compassionate and in demand in the workforce.
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1. Applicants must have an earned research doctorate, or expect to complete their doctorate by June 2024, in an area of Health Sciences, the Health Professions, or a related area.
2. Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and innovation, active-learning and engagement of students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Teaching experience in an area of health sciences/health professions is preferred.
3. Evidence or strong potential for external funding associated with a program of research,
4. Excellent interpersonal and English communication skills – in the classroom, with colleagues, in written work, and in listening,
5. Demonstrated ability to forge relationships and participate in the advancement of the B.S. in Allied Health Sciences program.
Required Application Materials & Application Instructions:
Please provide a (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) brief description of existing or proposed program of research, (5) statement on approach to support diversity, and (6) the names and contact information for three professional references. To apply, upload all application materials to https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/ [Select “Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences” to more easily find the listing].
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