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Chair/Program Director

Company: Pace University
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Pace University s College of Health Professions is seeking either a Full-time Tenure Track Faculty or Non-Tenure Track Clinical Faculty member to join the Health Science Department. This position will be appointed at either the Department Chair or Program Director level depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. This position may be based at either the New York City Campus or Westchester Campus located in Pleasantville NY. About the Department of Health Science: The growing Department of Health Science, situated at the New York City (downtown) and Westchester campuses, is comprised of 4 full-time primary faculty members. The Department s faculty address pressing public health and global health issues and are recognized both nationally and internationally for their important contributions to scholarship, education, policy, and practice. The Department s flagship program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Science, educates 250 Health Science students. An MSc in Health Informatics will start in Fall 2022, and a Master of Public Health is slated to begin in Fall 2023. The Department is housed within the College of Health Professions, with faculty members appointed within undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, and Nutrition and Dietetics. The current position offers exceptional opportunities for academic and professional collaboration. The College believes that the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the excellence of our academic programs. We are seeking a creative and growth-oriented leader with the capacity to build on the College s existing excellence. The successful candidate will lead the development of accelerated programs and our growing Bachelor of Health Science degree. If appointed at the Department Chair level, they will also lead the development of new interdisciplinary graduate-level programs and advance research and academic capacity.Major responsibilities of either position: Working with faculty to develop new programs and guide them through the appropriate internal and external approval processes including where appropriate accreditation application Setting annual program goals and evaluating outcomes Onboarding and mentoring new faculty Facilitating faculty role development in teaching and scholarship, and supporting their service role, including engagement in professional activities Collaborating with faculty to ensure quality programs and outcomes Leading curriculum reviews of the programs to determine and meet success metrics for students, including retention Addressing student concerns and conducting grade appeals Developing annual teaching schedules for faculty Conducting annual faculty and staff performance reviews Facilitating student recruitment and conversion events for robust enrollments in all programs Working with the Assistant Dean for Finance and Human Resources to plan and manage the academic area budgets Working with the Associate Dean for Administration and Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research for internal and external reporting activities, for example, accreditation reports Representing the Dean at internal and external meetings, as needed Teaching health science courses in undergraduate and graduate degree programs as appropriate to one s field of expertise For tenure-track appointment - maintaining an active research program, publishing research papers, and seeking research funding Supporting capstone projects, mentored research, and innovative experiential learning opportunities Skills and Attributes of either position: Strong skills in instructional methods, curriculum design, and evaluation, including the online delivery of courses Evidence of well-developed management and leadership skills Exceptional organizational skills Strong, culturally competent interpersonal and communication skills Excellent writing and negotiation skills Knowledge of professional accreditation and requirements Demonstrated ability in transformational and interprofessional leadership- Public health degree or background/experience a plusAppointment at the Department Chair level would require greater development and demonstration of these skills and attributes.Position QualificationsFor Tenure-Track Faculty appointment:Research doctorate in a health science-related fieldA strong track record of professional experience in higher education administration; at least three years of documented successful full-time experience related to teaching in an academic setting, curriculum development, and curriculum evaluationWillingness to lead both graduate and undergraduate programs in a multi-campus institutionAn active research program in any health care or health science fieldThe candidate may be appointed at either the assistant, associate, or full professor rank and must be tenure-eligible.For Clinical Faculty appointment:Master s degree in a health care or health science-related field (doctorate preferred)A strong track record of professional experience in higher education administration; at least three years of documented successful full-time experience related to teaching in an academic setting, curriculum development, and curriculum evaluationWillingness to lead both graduate and undergraduate programs in a multi-campus institutionClinical or related experience in any health care or health science-related fieldThe candidate may be appointed at either the assistant, associate, or full professor rank.Qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration in determining suitability for an appointment at either the Department Chair or Program Director level. A Department Chair must have the experience to oversee multiple degree programs, and the ability to develop new interdisciplinary programs across different colleges and campuses within the University. This also includes familiarity with accreditation and state approval processes. The Program Director level appointment has as a primary aim the oversight of the Bachelor s degree in Health Science, a rapidly growing program that is being shaped as a gateway to multiple different career end-points through articulation with graduate programs and the development of accelerated programs.Posting Detail InformationPosting Number F00199PPosition NumberJob Open Date 07/06/2022Job Close Date 12/30/2022Open Until Filled NoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantPlease upload a statement regarding your teaching philosophy as Statement Please provide a statement that describes your scholarly research activities as Statement About the InstitutionFor more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls nearly 13,000 students in bachelor s, master s, and doctoral programs in the College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.AA/EEO StatementPace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.Annual Security Report NoticePace is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University s Safety and Security department publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which can be accessed here. The report contains information on security policies as well as crime and fire statistics for the University.

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