The College for Professional Studies (CPS) at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI, seeks candidates for a full-time, online Assistant Professor position in Healthcare Management (HCM). (Initial rank will be based on experience and University policies.) The successful candidate will teach online HCM courses and will be asked to provide curriculum revision and coordination for the Healthcare Management minor as well as serve on a University advisory committee for healthcare. Siena Heights University is a Catholic liberal arts University sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.
The instructor facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment. S/He provides education through learning-centered online instruction, using the University online teaching rubric. S/He encourages a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning and ethics as well as personal and professional development. Qualified individuals must assure that the Siena Heights University philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position, while maintaining an environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Teach Healthcare Management courses online using the University approved online course rubric. Provide feedback and grades to students in a timely manner. Meets the deadlines set by the registrar’s office/division related to such activities as final grading, course scheduling, etc. Coordinate the HCM minor program. Monitor curriculum offerings (in partnership with statements 4 and 5) and provide support to HCM faculty with periodic meetings. Collaborate effectively with current faculty across colleges in curriculum development, curricular improvements, learning outcome assessment and refinement. Assist with planning, organizing and designing multi cycle course schedules. Works with HCM faculty to determine faculty assignment of courses for a given academic year. Work collaboratively with the center advising staff to effectively support student success. Participate in online training/monthly webinars, professional development and mentoring available at Siena Heights University. This will include the 8-week OLAC (Online Learning Advisory Committee) online faculty training course. Serve on University committees after the first year of orientation. Identify and refer students for writing support and/or tutoring services. Other duties and responsibilities within the scope of the online program or the University at large as defined by the coordinator of distance learning, division chairperson or dean.
A Master’s is required; however strong candidates who are ABD or hold an earned doctorate in Healthcare Administration are preferred. Computer proficiency and online teaching ability is required. Membership in a professional association tied to area of instruction preferred. Must be proficient in the use of online meeting technology (e.g.--GoToMeeting© and Skype©), the use of a variety of software (e.g.--the Microsoft Office suite, eCollege© or similar learning-management systems and Internet browsers), and have an interest in “appropriate learning innovation,” for example cost-effective innovation that furthers the educational mission of the College and University. Must live in Michigan or northwest Ohio to allow for face to face faculty meetings and participation in University communal celebrations, such as Fall/Honors Convocations, Commencement, Common Dialog Day and/ or Ethics Lectures on our main campus in Adrian, MI, as well as events off-campus. Participates in faculty and university activities in the week prior to and following the traditional academic year. Must have grounding in the liberal arts and/ or a multi or interdisciplinary teaching orientation or experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills a must. Strong management skills, experience mentoring/leading people as applied to working with new faculty. Familiarity with and commitment to creating online learning communities and personalizing the online experience for students. Ability to learn from students’ participation, demonstrates fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and shows compassion without being ineffectual. Knowledge of adult learning theory and andragogy. Strong personal and professional integrity, consistent with Siena Heights University’s mission and vision are required. Must be able to work effectively and creatively with little direct supervision. Good interpersonal skills: tact, diplomacy, and collegiality are required. Must have a collaborative working style (working effectively with faculty from other disciplines) that is effective in the virtual working environment; as well as a passion for the liberal arts in professional education. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the coordinator of distance learning, division chairperson or dean.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, list of professional references, sample syllabus, three letters of recommendation, and a brief description of your teaching philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE