The newly-formed Department of Human Health Sciences invites applications for a Title V Program Specialist – Human Health Science (instructor or full-time tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor with appropriate credentials) position beginning August 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. The Department of Human Health Sciences is a collaboration between the Departments of Kinesiology and Biology, funded by a Title V grant, to create a new major providing focused and intentional preparation for careers in healthcare fields. The successful candidate will be the first individual dedicated solely to this new department, though numerous faculty from Kinesiology and Biology hold joint appointments.
Develop and pilot curricula and provide leadership for the new HHSC major and concentrations, incorporating new technology in support of a current grant. Courses to be developed include an introductory Nutrition course and digital cadaver-based Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II.
Work with undergraduate students in a research team on topics related to human health.
Teaching loads of 15 contact hours per semester, to include research with students as a part of the load.
Select and acquire needed equipment for the HHSC program
Develop and supervise evaluation processes for the HHSC program and coursework.
Keep Project Co-Directors informed of progress and problems.
The ideal candidate will possess:
A master’s degree in Anatomy/Physiology/Biology or related Human Science, terminal degree or ABD status in Anatomy/Physiology/Biology or related Human Science preferred
Minimum of 3 years teaching experience required, community college experience preferred
Curriculum development experience (min. 3 yrs preferred)
Minimum of 2 years’ professional work experience, university research, and/or a combination of research and related work experience
Evidence of thorough and accurate knowledge of discipline required
Proficiency in verbal/written communication skills required
The candidate must demonstrate commitment to McMurry University’s Mission and Core Values, as well as supporting the role of a small Christian university in higher education.
Candidate must provide evidence of the ability to communicate, teach, and work with undergraduates. McMurry University places high regard on quality teaching and discipline-specific community-engaged professionals.
References must speak to the candidate’s ability to work collaboratively with departmental colleagues regarding curricula, instruction, strategic planning, and program assessment.
The candidate must support the activities of a variety of human-based laboratory inquiries as they relate to course use, departmental initiatives, and student projects.
Internal Number: 2836
About McMurry University
Founded in 1923 as a United Methodist institution, McMurry University is a vibrant and comprehensive center of undergraduate education. McMurry has a national reputation for excellence and value through the achievements of its faculty, students and graduates. The University enrolls more than 1,000 students and has an average class size of 16. No graduate assistants teach courses and 77% of our professors have achieved the highest degree in their academic discipline.
Offering a diverse academic curriculum students can choose from 45 majors in the arts, business, education and the sciences as well as our pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, engineering, law, pharmacy, physical therapy and others. The three-week May Term gives students an opportunity to explore a subject outside their major, and the Servant Leadership Program teaches students about ethics and helps develop leadership qualities.
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