The University of the Sciences invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor of health communication (non-tenure track), to begin August 2017.
Teaching and administrative responsibilities are primarily oversight of a new graduate certificate in health communication including recruitment, advisement, and coordination of students seeking the health communication certificate and teaching courses (2 per semester) in the certificate. Teaching responsibilities will also include one additional class per semester in communication, psychology, or another related field. The successful candidate will also participate in university service activities and identify community service learning opportunities for students in the department.
Please submit the following documents online:
- CV and cover letter describing relevant experience and teaching interests
- Candidates selected for individual interviews will be required to submit 3 letters of recommendation.
About the Department
The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary one composed of 10 full-time faculty members whose interests span the disciplines of psychology, communications, sociology, and anthropology. The department supports majors in psychology and neuroscience, a master’s program in health psychology, minors in the social sciences, and the graduate certificate in health communication. Areas of faculty inquiry and expertise are diverse but focus broadly around topics of health, neuroscience, cognition, wellness promotion, and behavior change.
The University of the Sciences is a highly selective, private university of approximately 2,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in healthcare and science. University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus.
Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelors through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. Nestled in the heart of University City, just west of Center City Philadelphia, the campus is bordered by the neighborhood’s stately, tree-lined streets and sits adjacent to sprawling, picturesque Clark Park.
Minorities, Females, Disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.