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Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor

Apply now Job no: 501024
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions

Job Summary

The Department of Health Sciences at Drexel University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. Successful candidates will be dedicated to teaching, promoting diversity and inclusion, and enthusiastic about establishing a line of scholarship and service that supports academic career growth and the Department’s mission including undergraduate research. A major focus of these positions is helping the Department achieve its teaching mission. Protected time for research and support for career development and scholarship will be provided. Candidates who have gained expertise in content areas associated with major chronic health conditions are of particular interest for these positions. These content areas include, but are not limited to: exercise physiology, muscle physiology, cardiovascular physiology, neurophysiology and neuroscience, aging, biomechanics, sensorimotor control, cancer, diabetes, and-or obesity. Candidates who will bring a line of scholarship that can enhance the department’s emerging emphasis on creating an undergraduate research experience for all undergraduates will be particularly of interest to the department.

Essential Functions

  • The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or Doctorate
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Earned PhD or comparable doctoral degree
  • Commitment to teaching, diversity and inclusion, scholarship, and service and growth as an academic faculty member
  • A defined scholarly agenda germane to health sciences
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Evidence of innovative thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Commitment to teamwork and the Department’s success/growth
  • Alignment with the goals and direction of the Health Sciences Department

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in higher education.
  • Expertise that complements our current faculty and potential collaborators within the College of Nursing & Health Professions and Drexel University
  • Experience with mentoring students in undergraduate research.

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


University City, Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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