Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Assistant Professor

Tenure Information
Tenure Track

Job Description

The new Department of Health Sciences at Providence College (also referred to as “the College” or “PC”) seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position to begin in either the fall 2022 (i.e., September) or spring 2023 (i.e., January) semesters.

This is an exciting and historic opportunity to join PC’s newly established School of Nursing and Health Sciences and shape an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for the next generation of students entering nursing and other healthcare professions. A planned 75,000 – 100,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility, to be located on the PC campus, will house the School and future undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree continuing education programs in development.

As the student body at Providence College grows increasingly diverse, we have a strong preference for candidates who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven ability in supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups.

Essential Duties

The successful candidate will spearhead the development and instruction of a new two-semester course in Human Anatomy & Physiology for the Health Professions. This integrated didactic and experiential laboratory course will prepare nursing and health sciences undergraduate students for future careers in the health professions as practitioners, researchers, and educators. The successful candidate will collaborate with other PC faculty, professional staff, and equipment vendors to establish a new state-of-the-art teaching-learning facility that is equipped with the latest instructional technologies used in clinical or applied Anatomy and Physiology courses and laboratories.

In addition to this particular course, the successful candidate will also participate in the department’s team-taught senior seminar and capstone in health sciences and will have the opportunity to develop and teach other courses in their area of interest and specialization. The successful candidate will maintain an active scholarly agenda and contribute professional service according to the college’s expectations of tenured/pre-tenured faculty.

Education and Experience Required

We are seeking applicants with teaching, research, and/or clinical practice expertise in health sciences.

Candidates with an earned doctorate and/or advanced professional training in health sciences, kinesiology, human anatomy and physiology, or closely related fields such as nursing, physical or occupational therapy, or rehabilitation sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

A doctoral degree is required for this tenure-track appointment.

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Open Until Filled

Full consideration of application if received by:

Instructions to candidates

Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching statement/philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and email addresses of three references who can submit letters of recommendation. For additional information, please contact Dr. Deborah Levine, Department Chair, at . A review of applications will begin on July 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Alternate Application Submission Instructions

College Information/EOE Statement

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As such, a pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan for Diversity involves “intentionally recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are drawn to, and supportive of, the mission of the College, and who have demonstrated a commitment to the human flourishing of each member of the campus community.” To review the strategic plan, please visit . An AA/ EOE, the College especially encourages applications from women and persons of color.
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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Optional Documents
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