Adjunct Instructor in Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences (Health Science)

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Job Code/Title AJ - Adjunct Position Number J00001 Working Title Adjunct Instructor in Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences (Health Science) Department Humanities & Sciences Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Adjunct - Teaching Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Adjunct - Teaching Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

The Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities & Sciences is recruiting a pool of adjunct faculty to teach in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences with an emphasis in Health Science. Responsible to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Health Science in the following course options:
HPEX 121: Self Defense: Karate or Judo
HPEX 250: Medical Terminology
HPEX 271: Safety, First Aid and CPR
HPEX 300: Health Care Delivery in the U.S.
HPEX 345: Nutrition for Health and Disease
HPEX 352: Substance Abuse
HPEX 353: Disease Trends, Prevention and Control
HPEX 354: Coping and Adaptation
HPEX 355: School and Community Health Resources
HPEX 356: Community Health Education and Promotion: Theory and Practice
HPEX 357: Personal Health and Behavior Change
HPEX 358: Introduction to Epidemiology
HPEX 435: Health Disparities in the U.S.
HPEX 445: Principles of Health Care Management
HPEX 450: Program Planning and Evaluation
HEMS 640: Health Care Organization and Delivery in the U.S.
HEMS 641: Human Disease Prevention, Prevalence and Lifestyle Risk Factors
HEMS 642: Theoretical Foundations of Health Behavior Change
HEMS 643: Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing
HEMS 644: Advanced Motivational Interviewing
HEMS 645: Application of Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Settings
HEMS 646: Application of Motivational Interviewing in Group/Community Settings
HEMS 647: Concepts and Applications in Chronic Disease Self-Management
HEMS 648: Health Behavior Change Counseling Techniques for Clinical Interventions
HEMS 649: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Group/Community-focused Health Behavior Change Interventions

Required Qualifications

Earned Master’s Degree in Health Science or related field for undergraduate course; Earned Doctoral Degree in Health Science or related field for graduate course; competence in teaching undergraduate/graduate courses in content areas listed. Faculty member must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU .

Preferred Qualifications

Record of teaching in higher education with positive course evaluations.

Job Open Date 04/15/2021 Remove from posting on or before 06/30/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references. Candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted, if they are among a small group of finalists. Multiple positions will be hired from this posting. Review of applications will begin April 19, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter - 1
  2. Reference Letter - 2
  3. Reference Letter - 3

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