Tenure - Track Open Rank — Healthcare Administration (MHA)

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Position Title Tenure - Track Open Rank — Healthcare Administration (MHA) External Link to Posting https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/20301 College CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500 College Dept/School School of Health & Applied Human Sciences - 31530 Vacancy Number 16F-383 Position Number 428 Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Master of Healthcare Administration ( MHA ) program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington ( UNCW ) seeks one candidate for a 9-month, full time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor. Appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor rank is dependent on qualifications relative to university and school standards. The MHA program is housed in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences ( SHAHS ) within the College of Health and Human Services ( CHHS ). The MHA curriculum is a 100% online accelerated program ( OAP ) that prepares graduates for administrative roles in healthcare settings. Successful candidates will be expected to relocate to Southeastern North Carolina or the Wilmington area and maintain a campus presence as part of the SHAHS faculty.

Upon initial appointment, teaching responsibilities will be assigned in the MHA program. In addition, these faculty members will be active in research and scholarship in the Healthcare Administration field as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and grant activity. Additional faculty expectations include mentoring students, performing professional and community service and outreach, and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement.

Candidates interested in the position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor should have potential for innovation and leadership in teaching, research/scholarship, and service. To be considered at the rank of tenure-track or tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor, candidates are expected to have an established record of teaching, scholarship/research, and service. Candidates are required to be experienced and highly competent in teaching online courses.

Appointments begin in August 2021.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

• Earned doctoral degree in Healthcare Administration/Management, or Business Administration/Management (with a master’s degree and/or at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Healthcare Administration/Management), Health Services Management, or a related field from a regionally accredited program. Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.
• Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity in Healthcare Administration or related field.
• Evidence of successful online teaching experience.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Preference will be given to candidates who have the following qualifications:

• Active membership in professional societies (i.e., AUPHA, ACHE ).
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the college and university.
• Experience with CAHME accreditation standards and competency-based education.
• Have experience working in a healthcare organization resulting in direct industry specific
administrative knowledge.
• Commitment to a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
• Successful research program and grant activity with a clear research trajectory.
• Experience in academic program development and administration.

Required Certifications or Licensure Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Master of Healthcare Administration ( MHA ) will prepare early- to mid-level careerists, by providing transformative learning experiences and foundational knowledge and skills, to serve as effective managers and administrators within a wide range of healthcare organizations throughout Southeastern NC and beyond. The MHA program is a 48 credit-hour graduate degree program consisting of a curriculum aligned with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education ( CAHME ) standards and competencies. The curriculum is offered through UNCW’s Online Accelerated Program (or the OAP model).

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences ( SHAHS ) has five undergraduate degree programs:
• Public Health
• Exercise Science
• Healthful Living and Fitness Education
• Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management
• Recreation Therapy

The SHAHS also has Master of Science degrees in:
• Athletic Training
• Healthcare Administration
• Gerontology with 4+1 options:
o (Bachelors / Masters) with Public Health / Gerontology
o Recreation Therapy / Gerontology
o Exercise Science / Gerontology

The SHAHS also supports a Masters of Arts in Teaching ( MAT ) and a Masters of Education concentration in Physical Education and Health through the Watson College of Education.

Minors are offered in:
• Gerontology
• Health
• Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management
• Yoga Studies
• Assistance Dog Training

The SHAHS is located in the newly constructed Veterans Hall (https://uncw.edu/chhs/veteranshall/index.html).

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment Special Notes to Applicants

Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Application materials should include the following:

1) Cover Letter (2-3 pages in length; please address how you meet the minimum requirements / preferred qualifications for this position)
2) Online Teaching Philosophy – brief statement of online teaching philosophy (limited to 2 pages).
3) Curriculum Vita
4) Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.

Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications. References will be contacted during the screening process.

Position Type Permanent Job Posting Date 04/01/2021 Job Close Date 04/18/2021 Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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