The Basic Sciences Division at Life University invites applicants for a full time faculty position to begin summer 2017. Qualified individuals will have 1-3 years teaching experience with expertise in Human Physiology. The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in some area of Physiology and will be capable of teaching visceral physical, neuromuscular physiology or endocrinology. Teaching duties will include physiology lecture and laboratory courses. The focus of this position is classroom and laboratory instruction. Teaching assignments will include 15 credit hours per week. Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in physiology, or a closely related field.
1. Comply with the Life University Honor Code as well as all university and college policies, including those in the Faculty Handbook.
2. Primarily responsible for the instruction, supervision and evaluation of students in the classroom and/or laboratory setting as well as course assessments for the department.
3. Prepare a syllabus for each course taught using the college template and post it to the class on the Blackboard site.
4. Teach class in a professional manner, teaching the material that is present in the syllabus and course outline.
5. Start and end each class on time.
6. Post in a prominent place your teaching and student office hours schedule for each quarter. Be present during student office hours. Office hours are for the primary purpose of communicating with students regarding the courses you are teaching and academic advising.
7. Appropriately maintain all necessary records for each course taught.
8. Request peers to assist you in proctoring exams. For large classes every exam should have at least one proctor and the instructor present.
9. Attend scheduled meetings and events as appropriate and as requested by supervisor.
10. Cultivate in oneself and others an attitude of helpfulness, personal commitment to building relationships, managing to the best solution, and user friendly always.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics
1. Strong teaching and laboratory skills.
2. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
3. Ability to work with and maintain confidentiality in regards to students/employee information.
4. Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects, adhering to strict timelines.
5. Strong interpersonal skills.
6. High degree of initiative and independent judgment.
7. Well-developed analytical and problem solving abilities.
8. Multimedia and computer skills.
This individual will be responsible for but not limited to teaching and testing of students in physiology. The candidate must be able to organize and implement course content in the classroom setting to facilitate student learning. The candidate must have excellent communication skills.
· M.S. with 18 graduate hours in Physiology, Biology or Anatomy
· 1- 3 years teaching experience
· Ph.D. in Physiology, Anatomy or Biology