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Assistant Professor

Company: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Job Description:

Department OverviewThe University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is expanding its educational offerings through the department of Lifestyle Health Sciences. The Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences (LHS) is housed within the School of Health Professions (SHP), which also includes a Physician Assistant Studies Program and a Physical Therapy Program. UNTHSC is dedicated to excellence in education, research, primary care and community service. UNTHSC relies on a culture of values to be visionary and serve others first with integrity, collaboration, and respect to create solutions for a healthier community. We develop and deliver these solutions in an inter-professional, team-based environment that promotes patient-centered care. Our Vision is to be One university, built on values, defining and producing the providers of the future.Position DetailsWe are seeking a faculty member who recognizes the importance of a values-based culture, who is innovative and team-oriented. This is a unique opportunity to be on the development team for a new Master of Science in Lifestyle Health Sciences and Coaching. The new master's degree program has received all regulatory approvals and will enroll its first cohort of students in summer 2020. This core faculty position requires involvement in program planning, implementation, teaching and advising. Faculty will be responsible for creating original, interactive, online and face-to-face course content; coordinating lifestyle medicine and coaching outreach endeavors; and providing community service. We are looking for a dynamic, self-starter with experience in corporate health and wellness programming or coaching, behavioral psychology, and graduate online teaching who is committed to being part of an interprofessional team.Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:* Support curriculum planning and implementation efforts for an innovative degree program in alignment with the departmental, school and institutional vision* Responsible for teaching and advising graduate students in online and face-to-face courses* Collaborate with interprofessional faculty, staff, and students* Coordinate and facilitate on-campus and community educational experiences to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors, mindfulness, and professionalism* Represent the department and provide service on school and university committees as assigned* Represent the department/ UNTHSC and deliver presentations at community and professional events* Responsible for continued compliance training and professional developmentThe University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.Required QualificationsThe successful candidate will possess a Master's degree in any of the following areas: Psychology, Neuroscience, Business, Public Health, Nursing, or Medicine.The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:* Proven health professions educator* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills* Distance education, curriculum development and teaching experience* Experience in patient/client behavioral interventions and/or coachingPreferred QualificationsThe preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:* Grant funded research initiatives and scholarly publications* PhD, EdD, DHsc, DPsy* Corporate wellness program planning* Experience with Canvas Learning Management System* Health & Wellness Coaching certification (NBHWC- approved)* Licensed health care professional* Diplomate, American Board of Lifestyle MedicineSpecial Instructions to Applicants:Rank is commensurate with experience. This is primarily a teaching and service faculty position with appropriate effort allocation to permit pursuit of scholarly and research activities.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references.Pay RateSalary commensurate with experiencePay BasisMonthlyJob TypeFull-TimeWork ScheduleMonday - FridayApplication Types AcceptedFaculty/Executive FormOccupational Exposure to HIV/HBV?NoOccupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals?NoOccupational Exposure to Tuberculosis?NoSecurity Sensitive?YesRequire a valid Texas Driver's License?NoRequire a certification?No

Keywords: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth , Assistant Professor, Education / Teaching , Fort Worth, Texas

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