Assistant Professor of Human Health Sciences



Job description

Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Human Health Sciences (HHS) with specialization in any of the following fields: Healthcare Administration, Public Health/Epidemiology, Health Sciences, or Nutrition to begin Fall 2023. The selected candidate will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team in the Department of Physical and Life Sciences, which supports Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Resource Sciences, and Human Health Sciences. While teaching is the primary focus at Nevada State College, some scholarly activities (within the discipline or in the scholarship of teaching and learning) are also expected and involvement of undergraduates in research projects is encouraged. Faculty in the department have had undergraduate research supported by NSF EPSCoR and NIH INBRE funding.

Unless stated otherwise, all positions are required Nevada residency and on-site work.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Nevada State College, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), NSC is a college where teaching and student support are valued above all else.

A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 14% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 9% are Black/African American, 24% are White, and 9% are multiracial.

We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.

We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach 24 credits per academic year, HHS classes typically range from 3-4 credit hours per class;
  • Teach lower- and upper-level courses in the Human Health Sciences program. Approximately half of this instructional load will be dedicated to core courses in the Human Health Sciences curriculum, such as Fundamentals of Life Sciences, Microbiology, Introduction to Chemistry, Statistics, and Principles of Nutrition;
  • Serve on departmental and college-wide committees;
  • Engage in scholarly activity within your discipline and/or in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other terminal degree (e.g., MD) in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Health Sciences, or other related field at the time of employment;
  • Evidence of strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduates;
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse, non-traditional, first-generation student population;
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity and potential;
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (NSC does not sponsor employment-related visas).

Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of instructional effectiveness at the college/university level;
  • Commitment to active/experiential learning;
  • Experience or interest in developing curriculum at college/university level.

Rank, Salary & Benefits:

9-month, tenure track. Budgeted salary for this position is $72,000. Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 15.50% retirement match, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

This Posting is Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

How to apply

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Nevada State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity and encourages applications from qualified members of legally protected classes. Discrimination based or race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or military status is prohibited. NSC is committed to being a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.

The newest institution of higher learning in the state, Nevada State College is a comprehensive college with a commitment to educating students for success in the real world. At NSC, you’ll build a career, not just a job—and you’ll prepare to take charge of your future.