The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
is the development of professional health care practitioners
through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,
clinical, and distance education.
A full-time (core) faculty member at the University of St.
Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) provides engaging
clinically-focused learning opportunities for students in the
health science professions, through face-to-face, blended, and
online delivery methods. The faculty member is responsible for
academic advising and overseeing final program projects. They
provide service to the University through committee, curriculum
improvement, and advocacy for the profession. The faculty are
scholars, being involved in building and integrating knowledge for
advancement of the profession and the University.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching: provides student-centered learning through best
practice teaching activities
Scholarship: actively engages in scholarship to advance
- Optimizes class/lab/online environment that is conducive to
student learning by developing creative, challenging and
evidence-based learning opportunities
- Uses learning assessment information to improve teaching and
curriculum; participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet
program and institutional goals
- Provides current, organized, error free instructional
- Maintains all components of the learning environment including
online course portal management
Service: supports shared governance and promoting one’s
- Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/faculty
development plan as required by accreditation and university
- Stays current with clinical practice and evidence that support
content area expertise and professional growth
- Disseminates scholarly work consistent with University policies
and accreditation expectations
Administration: supports efficient and consistent practices
across all programs
- Serves on programmatic and university committees as
- Actively participates in his/her professional association
- Serves as university liaison in community and/or professional
- Uses release time that enhances the program (e.g. - clinical
practice, consultation, advanced degree, research, service) as
approved by the program director
- Participates in university governance, curriculum planning, and
functions to support development and growth of the institution
Professionalism: displays the behaviors of a professional
academician and follows expected discipline specific Code of
- Performs course coordinator and lead instructor roles as
assigned; works collaboratively with members of the team
- Advises students on academic, professional and/or personal
issues while providing referrals when appropriate
- Provides other administrative duties as assigned
- Completes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and
sets goals for the next year in collaboration with the program
director; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities
to meet performance goals
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such
behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting
- Supports and exemplifies the University’s core values
- Actively engages in interprofessional collaboration
- Upholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies and
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Academic Program
POSITION IN ORGANIZATION
Reports to: Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic Program
Positions Supervised: Contributing Faculty, Lab Assistants when
assigned to courses
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on
performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION
- Terminal academic degree required.
- A minimum of 1 year of teaching experience at the
college/university level, at the Instructor rank.
- A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in the area of
course content required.
- Experience with distance learning preferred.
- Experience in scholarly activity preferred.
Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an
earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a
country's ministry of education in the discipline being taught, and
be licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specific
Some travel may be requested up to 20% of the time
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate
the following competencies:
Committed to Mission and Values - Has a clear understanding
of institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitating
learning and for enabling students to navigate their own learning
Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline - Compelled by the
opportunity to contribute through research, scholarship
professional practice or creativity.
Accountable -Takes personal responsibility for own goals and
outcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations,
follows through on commitments to students and holds them
accountable for assignments and performance
Collaborative - Works cooperatively with others across the
institution and beyond, including the community and through
partnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive and
fair to others.
Communicates Effectively - Adapts oral and written
communication approach and style to the audience and based on the
message. Also listens attentively to others.
Drives Engagement - Makes students feel welcome, understood
and valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling,
challenging and productive.
Academic Discipline Expertise - Has sufficient credentials,
industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teach
according to the standards and qualifications required.
Education Design - Designs learning experiences closely
linked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design of
project, work integrated, group learning experiences, or
interactive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy,
andragogy and overall learning effectiveness.
Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills - Manages
small, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoring
and ensuring participation, managing one’s own and students' time
and attention effectively.
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but
may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves
operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours
daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional
office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other
physical functions as necessary.
Hiring ranges (Miami):
- Affiliated/Instructor rank: $56,700 - $95,256
- Assistant Professor rank: $65,205 - $109,494
- Associate Professor rank: $76,860 - $129,150
- Professor rank: $86,835 - $151,074