Associate/Professor & Chair of Health Sciences
The School of Science and Engineering at Merrimack College enrolls more than 800 majors in ten disciplines, forty per cent of whom are within the health sciences. The School invites applications for a Department of Health Sciences Chair at the rank of associate or full professor with potential tenure on appointment. The Chair will work with the Dean and Health Sciences faculty in leading the growing programs within the Health Sciences.
The successful candidate will have:
- an earned doctorate in public health, kinesiology, rehabilitation sciences, exercise science, health promotion, or related field
- a strong record of academic achievement commensurate with rank of associate or full professor and achieved tenure from an accredited instituition
- a strong record of academic leadership, including effectively leading an academic unit as Chair or comparable administrative position
- demonstrated success in fundraising and/or extramural funding
- experience with specialized accreditation in health sciences, such as public health, rehabilitation sciences, clinical nutrition, clinical exercise physiology, or others
- a focus on student centered learning and success
- a vision for innovative health science education
- demonstrated experience and ability to plan for a new School of Health Sciences
- excellent interpersonal and communication skills
The Health Sciences Department chair works with the Dean, department chairs, faculty, staff, students, and others throughout the College community to support the mission and vision of the School. The chair will interpret and execute academic policies and regulations, and provide administrative functions for effective operation of the undergraduate program, which includes majors in Health Sciences (with concentrations in Public Health and Nutrition), Sports Medicine and Athletic Training (CAATE accredited). He or she will work with the senior faculty to provide leadership in developing strategic plans, developing and delivering new programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, facilitating excellence in curriculum development and delivery, mentoring junior faculty, fostering external partnerships with clinical, community, and research sites. The chair will teach within their area of expertise and engage in scholarly activities.
With new laboratories, clinical educational facilities, and collaborations with renowned health foundations and government health agencies, Health Sciences at Merrimack College is on an exciting path to excellence for preparing our health-related professionals of the future. A new graduate program in public health sciences and a new national center on physical activity innovation add to the exciting opportunities for Health Sciences faculty at the College.
Please apply with cover letter and resume addressed to Kyle McInnis, Sc.D., FACSM. Inquiries about the School of Science and Engineering may be directed to Dean Mary Noonan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin on February 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
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