Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor (Temporary Employee Pool)

  • University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA, USA
  • Jan 05, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor (Temporary Employee Pool)

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
Faculty in the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) & Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) Program in the School of Health Sciences (SHS) will collaborate in fulfilling the University's mission to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities. The Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor will deliver content as needed within the program, with consideration of areas of expertise throughout the DMSc/DHSc program.

Reports to the Program Director for the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) and Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) program, School of Health Sciences (SHS). This is an adjunct, nontenure track clinical instructor appointment. Academic rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) commensurate with experience.

Essential Functions:
  1. Develop and instruct course content and materials, in areas of expertise, in alignment with program goals and learning outcomes using innovative teaching modalities for courses with major themes in Health/Medical Education and Leadership.
  2. Create a student-centered learning environment.
  3. Prepare lecture capture PowerPoints, videos, course content, and other media rich technologies for effective asynchronous instruction.
  4. Engage regularly with students in online forums, discussion boards, and virtual meetings.
  5. Provide timely constructive feedback to learning activities.
  6. Create the full content for assigned courses.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritizes policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate or terminal degree in the field of specialization.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience developing and delivering online graduate level courses.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree from an accredited clinical education program, if applicable to the course content.
  • Eligible for unrestricted clinical practice within California in one (1) of the health professions represented in the school, if applicable to the course content.
  • Demonstrated experience translating educational content into online adult learning.
  • Earned certificate in online learning and/or formal training on the Quality Matters (QM), Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT), or other rubrics for online teaching.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills.
  • Demonstrated potential to work as a team with administrators, fellow faculty, staff, and students.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive 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.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed on-line in a remote location during standard business hours, Pacific time zone. Availability for students, faculty and staff during program hours 8AM – 5PM Pacific time zone is expected, regardless of time-zone where the work is performed. Some events on weekends/evenings are to be expected and will be scheduled with advance notice. Occasional travel to the three (3) university campuses, as well as off-site locations to support recruitment and alumni events. Participation in school-wide meetings virtually and occasional events on-campus as needed.

Special Instructions:
THIS POSTING IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF AN OPEN POSITION. Your application will be active for 90 days. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and are reviewed by the hiring department as openings become available. To maintain your application within the system, you will need to re-apply.

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed before the date of the interview.

Note: if a job-specific posting is created and you are interested in that specific position, please apply to that job posting. Submission of materials does not guarantee consideration for future employment in openings of this type since availability can be unpredictable and consideration competitive.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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