Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Diversity Faculty Fellow - Health

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
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Oct 17, 2022

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Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Diversity Faculty Fellow - Health

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High 50's to low 60's

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Position Summary

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive, and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission.

To promote and support our inclusive community, SUNY Cortland is proud to announce the posting of a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Health Department with a joint appointment to a two-year term in SUNY Cortland’s Diversity Faculty Fellows Program. The aim of this program is to attract diverse faculty of promise to our campus whose work in their discipline is integrated with a demonstrated commitment to a diversity of thought and experience in both their personal and scholarly pursuits. Assistant professors with joint appointments to the Diversity Faculty Fellows Program will help support the infusion of topics related to equity and inclusion in the departmental and/or university-wide curriculum.
During their initial two-year appointment as a Diversity Faculty Fellow, the assistant professor will receive a reduced teaching load of 12 credits per year (6 credits per semester) and will be assigned a mentor to support their professional development. In addition, they will participate in a campus-based professional development program with other Diversity Faculty Fellows from across the campus designed specifically to further their growth and ensure their success in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. As part of their teaching load, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to teach at least one course a year which addresses equity and inclusion as part of its content. The two-year appointment within the Diversity Faculty Fellows Program is counted towards tenure and promotion.

As full-time faculty members at SUNY Cortland, assistant professors within the Diversity Faculty Fellows Program will be expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support the campus values of Focus on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life as well as serve the campus priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

The Health Department has approximately 200 undergraduate and graduate students across our majors in healthcare management, human service studies, community health and school health education. The department also provides required courses for a number of degree programs across the college. The department is seeking a faculty member with a background and expertise in the area of Healthcare Management or Human Services.

Major Responsibilities

  • Teach a reduced load of 12 credits per year (6 credits per semester) for the duration of the two-year program. Included as part of the teaching load will be the opportunity to teach at least one course a year which addresses equity and inclusion as part of its content, and teach courses with areas of instruction which may include healthcare policy, healthcare finance, health information management & technology, management of healthcare and human service agencies, post-acute and long-term care, case management, etc.
  • Support the infusion of topics related to equity and inclusion in the departmental and/or college-wide curriculum.
  • Participate in mentoring process with assigned mentor to support professional development.
  • Participate in a professional learning community designed specifically to further their growth and ensure their success in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service.
  • Participate in the SUNY Diversity Conference each year of the fellowship.
  • Develop an active scholarship or research agenda.
  • Provide service to the department, school, and university.
  • Provide scheduled office hours and support students outside of the classroom in at least one of the following ways: acting as academic advisors, serving as advisors to student organizations, and supervising student assistants, research assistants, or other internship experiences
  • Cultural competence and commitment to diversity and Inclusion as part of anticipated career trajectory.
  • Ability to provide leadership in teaching, research or service toward building an equitable and diverse academic environment
  • Desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds, ability to teach and assess learning in culturally diverse settings, commitment to improving access to higher education for all students regardless of background, and commitment to educating students to become global citizens.
  • Demonstrate diversity of thought and experience in both their personal and scholarly pursuits
  • Creativity in course and curricular design
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Support the SUNY Cortland mission, vision, values and priorities
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • SUNY Cortland Diversity Fellows are tenure-track faculty members of their respective departments
  • Report to the academic department chair
  • Member of a small dynamic cohort of new academics who work collectively to support an inclusive community and campus climate, and; enhance the cultural, academic and professional experience of groups traditionally under-represented in higher education (e.g., students of color, women in STEM fields, low income and first-generation college students and LGBTQ+ community)
  • Working relationships with Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Director of Multicultural Life and Diversity
Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate or doctoral candidate, all but dissertation ( ABD ) in Healthcare Management/Administration, Human Services, or closely related field ( NOTE : ABD candidates who will not complete their doctorates within the first year of their appointment will be hired at the rank of Instructor and may be promoted to assistant professor upon completion of their doctorate.)
  • Demonstrated academic, professional and/or personal experience in engaging with diversity, equity and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant teaching experience in healthcare management/administration or human services at the college level
  • Professional experience in the healthcare management/administration or human services fields
  • Early career scholar seeking to gain experience in a full-time faculty position in a supportive, inclusive environment
EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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Special Instructions to Applicant

Work visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All qualified and interested individuals who are eligible for full-time US employment are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials:
1) CV
2) Cover Letter (Letter of Application)
3) List of Professional References
4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy (up to two pages)
5) “Other” document inclusive: a brief statement on plans for an academic career focusing on teaching, scholarship or research, and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion excellence (up to two pages).

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  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other - See Special Instructions to Applicants
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
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