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Full Time Faculty - Basic Sciences

Company: Southern California University of Health Sciences
Location: Whittier
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

ARE YOU LOOKING TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE? WITH OVER 100 YEARS IN HEALTHCARE EDUCATION, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (SCU) IS EVOLVING BOTH EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE THROUGH ITS VIBRANT CAMPUS CULTURE AND INTEGRATIVE PHILOSOPHY. OUR HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CARING PERMEATES EVERYTHING WE DO. CONSIDER A CAREER AT SCU AS A FULL TIME FACULTY MEMBER AND HELP US IN MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE! This position is primarily responsible for supporting the degree programs at SCU, including the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM), and the Master of Science: Physician Assistant (MSPA) programs. It begins as a one-year probationary position (300 level contract) with the potential to become a regular full-time position (100/200 level contract) within three years, based upon faculty performance appraisal and administrative approval. The position is responsible for teaching in the classroom and/or clinical setting, as well as assisting in classrooms, clinics, and laboratories. The faculty member is responsible for applying their expertise to develop and deliver courses that improve the learning outcomes of our students. The faculty member must have expertise in at least one, but preferably more than one, of the following areas: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Immunity/Infection, Neuroscience and/or Biochemical Nutrition. In addition, the full time faculty member will actively participate in departmental and general faculty meetings, student remediation, open labs, and perform additional duties as assigned by the Department Chair, working in collaboration with the College Deans and Program Directors. Scholarly productivity and intra and extra-institutional service, through participation in college and/or university committees, graduations, and other assignments, are key components of this job by performing the following duties ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Teaches and/or assists in assigned classes in accordance with current course outlines and objectives. Reviews and updates course outlines, text selection, and syllabi in cooperation with the department faculty and department chair. Uses appropriate teaching strategies and methods such as active learning, blended learning, lecture, laboratory, and self-paced instruction. Is familiar with and utilizes the university portal and learning management system. Modifies teaching methods based on assessment results and best practices in teaching and learning. Documents modifications in course content or instructional methods based on student and course assessment results/feedback. Performs regular evaluations of student performances. Submits students grades and course reports in a timely manner. Attends and participates in department and campus meetings. Remains current in discipline and updates course content when appropriate to reflect the current levels of knowledge in the discipline. Participates in the Faculty Performance Appraisal (FPA) process. Works in an academic team and committee environment with courteous and professional manner. Promotes the University Vision, Mission, Values, goals, and objectives to internal and external constituencies. Participates actively in scholarly endeavors. Participates actively in university/college committees and other service opportunities. Performs other duties as assigned. _Learn more about how SCU is Making a World of Difference! [ Requirements ATTENDANCE: Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks; where applicable. COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Intellectual * Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data. * Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Demonstrates attention to detail. * Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations. * Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities. * Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. Interpersonal * Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. * Leadership Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results. * Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results. * Managing People - Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills. Organization * Business Necessity The needs of the employer may be dependent on responding to and anticipating rapidly changing external and internal demands in all aspects of how business is conducted. This may include, but is not limited to, organization structure, finances, goals, personnel, work processes, technology, and customer demands. Therefore, it may become necessary to make modifications to how business is conducted and work is accomplished, with minimal or no advance notice to employees. Accordingly the employee must be capable of adapting, with minimal or no advance notice, to changes in how business is conducted and work is accomplished, with no diminishment in work performance. * Safety and Security All employees are responsible for observing safety and security procedures as applicable and reporting potentially unsafe conditions to management. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) and/or First degree professional doctorate, such as MD, DC, ND or equivalent; or more than 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Computer literate, working in a Microsoft Windows environment (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook). OTHER SKILL, ABILITIES, AND QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: * Maintain licenses and certificates necessary for employment eligibility. OTHER SKILL, ABILITIES, AND QUALIFICATIONS: * PhD in listed field or equivalent, and/or First degree professional degree, such as MD, DC, ND, or equivalent PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. In Basic Sciences lectures, full time faculty are required to stand, walk, talk, hear, and use distance vision while delivering lectures. They are required to use close vision while preparing lectures and performing course administration duties at the computer. In Anatomy & Physiology Basic Sciences labs, full time faculty may be required to handle lab specimens, including human cadavers. They are also required to visually monitor safety procedures. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Expectations of SCU Employees The SCU Presidents Cabinet has identified a set of values and attributes that are bare minimums for employment, those that are core to who we are as a university, and values to which we aspire. Further identified are qualities and attributes desirable for employees in general, and senior leadership specifically. This is in harmony with principles found in The Advantage, by Patrick Lencioni. SCU Core Values: 1. Transparency: Transparency implies openness, clear communication, respect, and accountability. Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. At SCU we believe that transparency leads to trust, improved problem solving, stronger unified teams, and enhanced productivity. 2. Grit: Grit is passion and perseverance toward long-term goals. A positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individuals passion for a particular long-term goal coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective. This perseverance of effort promotes the overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within a gritty individuals path to accomplishment. At SCU, grit is Sprinting the Marathon we have engaged in to be successful and reach long-term sustainability in the ever-changing healthcare and higher education environment. ( 3. Sense of Humor: Having a sense of humor is about having a sense of perspective and using the ability to find the humor in situations to manage stress and creatively problem solve. At SCU, adding relevant and safe humor is about celebrating work, not trivializing it. By occasionally taking ourselves lightly, while still taking our jobs seriously, mixing humor in an appropriate manner will lead to improved workplace productivity and morale. Benefits * Twelve yep TWELVE paid holidays per year * E.V. Charging Stations* * Free Employee Parking * 15% off Logo Merchandise at Campus Store () [ * On-Site Chiropractic Treatment: No Charge for Employee / $25 per session for Family and Friends * On-Site Acupuncture Treatment: $10 per session for Employee / $25 per session for Family and Friends * On-site World Class Human Performance Training at only $39/month for unlimited sessions OR complementary use of the Universitys student managed weight/exercise facility * On-Site 1400 sq. ft. Yoga Studio with access to our tranquil herbal garden * 10 paid sick days per year * 2 to 4 weeks of rolling vacation accrual * An active culture calendar including: team happy hours__, lunch & learns, enrichment events, and more. * Employer sponsored 401(A) Retirement Plan with optional 403(B) * Medical Benefits: 5+ plans to choose from with 1 plan free (employee only) * Dental Benefits: 2 plans to choose from with 1 plan free (employee only) * Vision Benefits: Complementary insurance through VSP (employee only) * Life Insurance: 1x Annual Salary * Additional Voluntary Benefits including: Pet Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Accident Indemnity, Cancer Care, and more._ ___ _*Fees apply when charging vehicle._ _Co-Pays may be applicable depending on insurance_ __ These hours do not roll over at the end of the year and cannot be banked. __ Accrual rate and maximum hour cap depend on the position held by the individual and the amount of time said individual has been employed by the University (3.08, 4.62, or 6.15 hours/pay period). __ Happy Hour events are only authorized by individual area Vice-Presidents and the University President. If held, attendance is never mandatory. Non-alcoholic beverages as well as food are always provided. __ These voluntary benefits are made possible through SCUs relationship with both ADP and Aflac; as such, SCU is not responsible for program or claim administration.

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