Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic success. This is a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position requiring a strong educational background specifically in more than one area of education .

The Assistant Professor of Health Sciences shall primarily be responsible for supporting the Department of Health and Natural Sciences in maximizing the University’s operating performance while achieving institutional goals and objectives. The Assistant Professor of Health Sciences shall implement strategies to train healthcare professionals offering a myriad of undergraduate healthcare programs for our students. FMU seeks candidates for a full-time non-tenured faculty position in Health Sciences with concentrations in either Chemistry or Biology. Successful candidates will have a terminal degree in a related field and preference will be given to candidates who have successfully taught Health Sciences and (Chemistry or Biology).

Essential Functions
  • Perform teaching, scholarship, service, and professional development. Seek and obtain external funding
  • Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work collaboratively with the other faculty to advance the programs within the Department of Natural Sciences.
  • Advise students for both academic and career fields.
  • Publish in referred journals, book chapters, and books
  • Collaborate with other faculty on trans-disciplinary research
  • Represent the department, School, and University at professional meetings locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Assist in the development of additional Healthcare curricula/courses/programs
  • Assist in the development of partnerships with external organizations and entities in order to strengthen the Department’s objectives and goals
  • Support in serving as a mentor for undergraduate research projects in both chemistry and Healthcare.
  • Possess excellent research skills to train students and colleagues to broaden participation in research and mentorship.
  • A thorough understanding of technology, learning management systems, and computer applications is essential (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, Jenzabar, LinkedIn Learning).
  • Understanding the curriculum and developing schedules, lesson plans, and teaching methods that will help students cover the required content.
  • Preparing and delivering lessons that are stimulating and clear.
  • Educating students on lab safety and ensuring all experiments are carried out responsibly.
  • Setting up tests, assignments, and experiments, and grading students fairly.
  • Ensuring appropriate resources and consultation times are available to students.
  • Mentoring and providing support to student teachers.
  • Attending staff and parent meetings, conferences, workshops, and other continuing education programs.
  • Informing and preparing students for science fairs and expos.
  • Handling various administration functions, which include updating student records and keeping track of lab supplies, tools, and equipment.
  • Ensuring a safe, healthy classroom environment where learning can take place.
  • Consistently check and respond to official University email within a timely manner.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Manage, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks/projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Knowledge of teaching styles is recommended.
  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge of health and safety regulations.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students.
  • Strong multitasking skills.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.
  • A Master’s degree in Health Sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university; Ph.D preferred
  • A successful completion of a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework that includes Chemistry and Health Sciences, at the lower level and upper level.
  • A minimum of two years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified are required.
  • Higher education experience is preferred.
  • Possession of knowledge in radiochemistry/radiobiology is a definite plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, and LinkedIn Learning, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Familiar with the Jenzabar technology suite for higher education
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of diversity, unofficial transcript, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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