Assistant/Associate Professor in Health and Aging Services Leadership

  • Bellarmine University
  • Louisville, KY
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

Company Description:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. Beginning in Fall 2020, Bellarmine's 22 athletic teams will compete in NCAA Division I, through an invitation from the ASUN Conference.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a "Top 15 City" for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S." Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Job Description:

The Department of Health and Aging Services Leadership of Bellarmine University's College of Health Professions invites applications for a 9-month faculty position, term or tenure-track eligible, at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. Highly qualified candidates with a graduate degree may be considered for a non-tenure-track appointment at the instructor level. We are seeking an innovative professional with general expertise in long-term care leadership who will complement the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the current faculty.

Responsibilities may include undergraduate classroom, online, and/or practicum teaching, as well as student advising and potential opportunities for teaching at the masters and doctoral levels. Successful candidates will support the University's mission and vision, commitment to service and hospitality, and the intellectual, ethical, and moral development of all students.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is available for start as of August 13, 2021. 


Doctoral degree in health services administration or a related field (or a graduate degree in a related field and pursuing doctorate).


1.) License to practice long-term care administration in Kentucky (or eligible to obtain, if hired).

2.) At least three to five years of leadership experience in health services or senior living lines of service. 

3.) Academic teaching experience in health care administration, long-term care and senior living lines of service, gerontology, public health, or related fields.

4.) Experience developing courses or programs, or teaching in courses or programs, that serve historically underrepresented and/or underserved communities.

5.) Established research agenda and history of scholarship productivity.

Additional Information:

The Department of Health and Aging Services Leadership, housed within the College of Health Professions, offers three undergraduate programs for students:  B.A. in Aging Studies, B.S. in Senior Living Leadership, and B.S. in Health Services Administration. The graduate programs offer a master's degree in Health Science (online) and a Ph.D. in Health Professions Education (online). The B.S. in Health Services Administration degree will also be recommended for academic accreditation by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) in June. Forbes has also dubbed Louisville "America's Aging Capital" in a 2018 article, noting the vast presence of nursing home, aging care, senior living, and home health companies headquartered in the city.

Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Application Instructions:

Applications are being accepted now and review will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

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