Lecturer & Program Director of Health Sciences Program
Appalachian State University
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
College / University
Internal Number: 097491
The department of Nutrition and Health Care Management invites applications for a 12-month faculty position at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer at Appalachian State University. The majority of time will be spent in Hickory, NC, with 3-4 days per month in Boone, NC, particularly during orientation to the role. This faculty member will serve as an instructor and as the Program Director of the new Health Sciences program offered online, at our campus in Hickory, NC, and at App State in Boone.
The department especially seeks:
healthcare industry or higher education experience;
teaching and professional experience who can facilitate students’ application of principles and concepts in healthcare; and,
experience working with students and professionals from diverse backgrounds to improve access to higher education for under-represented groups.
Beyond instructional duties, this faculty member will be responsible for directing the new Health Sciences program designed for students who have completed allied health AAS programs. This includes overseeing all aspects of the program, including collaboration with community college partners, marketing, student recruitment, student advising/mentoring, and identification of adjunct faculty to teach. Faculty members are expected to participate in service activities at the program, department, college, university, profession, and community levels.
Master’s degree in any health-related field or master’s degree and three or more years of experience working in a health-related field.
Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities it serves through inclusive practices, interprofessional collaboration and innovation in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach. BCHS supports over 3,400 students in nine undergraduate degree programs and nine graduate degree programs, organized into six departments: Nursing; Nutrition and Health Care Management; Public Health and Exercise Science; Recreation Management and Physical Education; Rehabilitation Sciences; and Social Work. The academic programs are located in the Holmes Convocation Center and in the Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art, 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the Wellness District.
In addition, the college mission extends to App State’s new Hickory Campus for the same excellence that App State is known for. The college also supports the Institute for Health and Human Services and has collaborative partnerships with the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program, the Appalachian Regional Health System and numerous other health agencies. Learn more at https://healthsciences.appstate.edu.