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.

GENERAL SUMMARY

A contributing 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/or online delivery methods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintains expertise in content area
  • Promotes student success through optimal student engagement
  • Completes all course management requirements to meet program deadlines
  • Prepares and delivers course content
  • Monitors student progress; gives feedback as appropriate
  • Facilitates student participation in learning activities
  • Serves as student-to-university liaison
  • Reports student outcomes and uses this information for teaching and learning improvements
  • Assesses student performance on papers/examinations/projects
  • Communicates with program director (and course coordinator if teaching a multi-section course) regarding student difficulties or issues that arise
  • Ensures consistent content and testing, if a multi-section course
  • Completes annual self-evaluation of teaching performance; sets goals for improvement
  • Keeps course content current and as necessary, aligned with course consistency policy
  • Recommends course improvements for upcoming semester
  • Promotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting; promotes interprofessional dialog
  • Collaborates with necessary departments to support a positive team environment
  • Upholds University core values, policies and procedures
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Some travel may be required.

POSITION IN ORGANIZATION

REPORTS TO: Academic Program Director

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None

TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and 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. Appropriate reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
  • Experience with distance learning preferred.
  • Terminal degree preferred. Post- professional master's degree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertise with plans to obtain a terminal degree will be considered
  • Prior teaching experience preferred [could include online]
  • Experience in scholarly activity preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in the area of course content required
  • Working knowledge of educational theory and methodology
LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION

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 programs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

Contributing Faculty are hired for specific assignmentswhich may vary by term. Compensation is a reasonable estimate and will bedetermined based on course credit hours, student enrollment, and educationaldegree obtained.

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