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Job Title: Health Sciences Faculty Anatomy & Physiology
Job Family: Furman Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time
Compensation Grade: FAC
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Health Sciences
Job Summary: The Department of Health Sciences at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, to begin August 2024. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in anatomy, human physiology, biomedical sciences, or related field dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship in health sciences in the context of a rigorous liberal arts university. Candidates who also possess training or experience in clinical settings are especially encouraged to apply. The position requires: 1) teaching anatomy and physiology and other Health Sciences courses to undergraduate students; 2) conducting health-related research and scholarship in an undergraduate setting; 3) engaging in service within the university and department; 4) working collaboratively with student, faculty, and staff; and 5) demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Department of Health Sciences is a successful academic unit with 15 full-time faculty members dedicated to developing students holistically to lead lives of meaning and purpose, and to cultivate comprehensive inquiry for improving and promoting all dimensions of wellness, health, and lifelong physical activity. The Department of Health Sciences faculty are committed to providing enriching educational opportunities for its approximately 250 Health Sciences and Public Health majors and for students across the campus community through university General Education Requirement courses. A majority of students across the two majors plan to enter professional schools in clinical health disciplines such as medicine, physician assistant, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nutrition. Other students enter exercise/sports science or public health related graduate programs, or directly into health-related employment opportunities.
With the goal of continuing to support and prepare undergraduate students progressing into clinical health disciplines, the Department of Health Sciences seeks a tenure-track faculty member whose expertise complements and extends that of the current faculty in the department. The ideal candidate will be able to teach Anatomy and Physiology and other Health Sciences core or elective courses. The typical teaching load is five courses per year.
A Ph.D. or equivalent in anatomy, human physiology, biomedical sciences, or related field is required by June 1, 2025. Applicants with clinical training or experience in addition to the Ph.D. are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the mission of the Department of Health Sciences, becoming a part of an interdisciplinary team committed to excellence in teaching, mentorship, and scholarship in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.
Application review will begin November 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF in the order listed: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of teaching philosophy 4) a research statement which summarizes past research activity and discusses future research plans; 5) diversity statement; and 6) complete contact information for three references. The diversity statement should describe how the candidate's teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Questions and requests for additional information should be addressed to Natalie The, Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Health Sciences, Natalie.The@furman.edu.
Furman University is a nationally ranked, top 50 liberal arts college and has a strong history of excellent teaching and mentoring and is committed to delivering high-impact experiences to undergraduate students. The Furman Advantage promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by a team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-engaged learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.
Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life and strives to create a community that fosters a sense of belonging through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including historical projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a recently approved major in Africana Studies. The Department of Health Sciences similarly strives to foster an environment of inclusion and belonging.
Furman University is located in Greenville, SC, a racially and culturally diverse community that is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among 'America's Ten Best' by Forbes Magazine. Greenville has a thriving downtown, excellent private and public schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and Travelers Rest, which was named 'one of America's coolest small towns.' It is within a short driving distance of Asheville, Charlotte and Atlanta, and various outdoor recreational activities amidst lakes, rivers, and mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches are within easy reach.
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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives.