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Health Science Adjunct-KHS

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 3, 2023

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in the College of Humanities and Sciences is
comprised of 17 full-time faculty engaged in an array of clinical, applied, and interdisciplinary
endeavors. The undergraduate program, which make-up the 3rd largest undergraduate program at
VCU, consist of concentrations in Exercise Science and Health Sciences, attracting a diverse
body, whereas more than 65% of our students are racially and ethnically diverse and/or members
of other diverse groups. The graduate programs include a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health
Behavior Coaching, a MS in Health and Movement Science and a PhD in Rehabilitation and
Movement Science. For more information, visit

Position Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Health Science: includes the following course
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 above. 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.

Application process:

Submit letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to 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 advertisement. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Salary Range: $1,352 per credit hour beginning spring 2024 semester

Position Details:

Department: Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Employment Type: AJ - Adjunct
Restricted Status: No
FTE: .50
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: R. Lee Franco

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 804-828-1948

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