Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Care Management

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Care Management Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 068781 Department Nutrition & Health Care Mgt. - 273400 Minimum Qualifications

PhD in health care management, business administration, information systems or a closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by the date of the appointment.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

The department invites applications for one faculty position in health care management with areas of expertise in health care information systems management.

Applicants with teaching and professional experience who can facilitate students’ application of principles and concepts in health care scenarios will be given strong consideration. Applicants with health care industry or other relevant experience will receive special consideration.

The successful applicant will have a focus on teaching excellence in both the traditional face-to-face and online environments.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to improve access to higher education for under-represented groups.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Health Care Management program began in 1972 and has been continuously certified by AUPHA since 1984. With over 1,400 graduates, the program has a strong network of professionals working in health systems, physician practices, senior care organizations, and other health care organizations throughout North Carolina and the nation. ASU also offers a hybrid online MHA degree that began in the fall of 2016. The health care management program is located within the Beaver College of Health Sciences ( BCHS ). The BCHS is the newest and second largest college at Appalachian State University, with over 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. In 2018, the College expanded to include the Holmes Convocation Center and Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a new, state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the Wellness District. In addition, the college is home for the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services and has a collaborative partnership with the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary instructional duties may include introduction to health care information systems management, project management, data analytics and other general health care administration courses at the undergraduate or graduate levels

Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities at the program, department, college, university, profession, and community levels.

Responsibilities also include advising, coaching, and mentoring students.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical classroom and educational environments at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of the following:

(1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience.
(2) a diversity statement. Appalachian State and the Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. In your application, please describe how your scholarship, teaching, service or other relevant life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities.
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy.
(4) a research agenda.
(5) a curriculum vitae.
(6) unofficial copies of all transcripts. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview.
(7) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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