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Assistant Professor, Health and Human Values (NTE)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should attach a CV, the names of three references, and a cover letter describing how the candidate’s experience fits with the Health and Human Values minor.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor, Health and Human Values (NTE)
Department The Honors College (2514)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Honors College at the University of Arizona invites applications for a three-year renewable position in the core Honors Interdisciplinary faculty, and in particular to teach in the Honors College Health and Human Values minor. The minor is an intensive interdisciplinary program, intended to provide a knowledge and theory base in the social sciences and the humanities for high-ability students planning careers in the health professions.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per semester, and assisting with the coordination of the minor. Possible courses include team-teaching an introduction to the minor, teaching advanced electives within the minor, teaching small general education courses for the Honors College, and assisting with the coordination of the capstone for the minor. The position includes avenues for promotion to Associate or Full Professor, non-tenure eligible.

Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold an interdisciplinary PhD that combines the social sciences and humanities, or one in a social scientific discipline. Background and interests should focus on health and medical science related topics, informed by social and/or cultural perspectives. Likely disciplinary backgrounds include Anthropology, History, or Sociology, among others. Attention to matters of race, sexuality, border issues, gender, disability studies, and social class are of particular interest. A strong record of interdisciplinary and innovative teaching is important; administrative experience a plus.

Preferred Qualifications
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Nontenure-Eligible (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20858
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Laura Berry
Associate Dean, Honors College

Open Date 01/30/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 03/01/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Applicants should attach a CV, the names of three references, and a cover letter describing how the candidate’s experience fits with the Health and Human Values minor.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you hold an interdisciplinary PhD that combines the social sciences and humanities, or one in a social scientific discipline?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents