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Academic Associate - 2017-18 Pool Recruitment

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The School for the Science of Health Care Delivery within the College of Health Solutions invites applications to establish a pool of Academic Associates for the 2017-2018 academic year. Academic Associate (AA) positions are one-semester, non-benefits-eligible, fixed-term appointments with no tenure implications, not to exceed .40 FTE. The number of courses is contingent upon unit needs, funding and sufficient enrollment. Salary is based upon qualifications and assigned workload.

Academic Associates serve as an extension of the primary course instructor in online or on-ground coursework. AAs have expertise in the discipline, supported by academic preparation, research, professional experience, or a combination. AAs assist the primary instructor by facilitating small group discussions, guiding small group assignments, evaluating coursework, supporting instruction through teaching and distribution of course material, or other projects that ensure students receive high-quality instruction. AAs are designed to provide focused, constructive student attention and feedback in partnership with the primary instructor. 

The AAs and primary instructor model team-based practice, which is a central tenet of the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery. AAs must demonstrate comfort and competence in promptly and professionally answering undergraduate- and graduate-level questions and concerns.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. 

College of Health Solutions

At the pulse of health, the College of Health Solutions is dedicated to developing the health workforce of the future. We're equipping students to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. The college’s programmatic focus is on behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, executive education, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, public health (in partnership with the highly ranked University of Minnesota School of Public Health), the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s Scottsdale campus.

The College of Health Solutions has more than 145 faculty members, more than 50 of which are tenure or tenure-track. It has more than 4,900 undergraduate and 900 graduate students, 1,600 of which are online learners. Our faculty members are responsible for more than $9,000,000 in annual research expenditures and $141,000,000 in research proposals.

The college collaborates broadly with other entities within ASU and with strategic industry and community partners to address traditional areas, including basic biomedical research, engineering, discovery sciences, nursing, life sciences, evolutionary medicine, and psychology. Our partners include, but are not limited to:  A.T. Still, Banner Health, Barrow Neurological Institute, Dignity Health, Dublin City University, HonorHealth, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mountain Park Health Center, Scottsdale Healthcare, and the University of Minnesota.

Our faculty employs cutting-edge research, exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, using advanced technology to monitor and promote health and healthy lifestyles including physical activity and nutrition, harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes, using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication, and discovering the impact of the social and built environment and policy on lifestyle behaviors, food security and community health.

For more information regarding ASU and the College of Health Solutions, go to http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in the Science of Health Care Delivery, or other graduate degree with content expertise in topic areas relevant to the Science of Health Care Delivery (e.g. Bioinformatics, Economics, Public Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Leadership, Process Engineering, Six Sigma, Health Management, Health Law, Health Communication, Health Disparities or related topics). Health care professionals (e.g. MD, NP, PA) are also eligible.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with online learning systems (ex: Blackboard). 
  • Previous teaching and/or professional mentoring experience in lecture and/or online learning environments.
  • Flexible schedule to permit participation in on-ground or online coursework. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with a commitment to participate in coursework as designed by the primary course instructor. 
  • Ability and commitment to respond to student questions in a professional manner within 48 hours. 
  • Ability and commitment to participate in post-course debrief with primary course instructor as part of the improvement process.

Application Deadline and Procedures

Applications will be reviewed beginning 05/29/2017 and will continue to be reviewed each semester based upon the needs of the school/program throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.

Applicants must email the following, in a single PDF, to Michael Collins at mcolli17@mainex1.asu.edu:

  • A letter of interest
  • Resume or vitae
  • Contact information of three professional references (name, email, phone number, organization name, job title, address, relationship to you)

Note: Supporting credentials and additional materials may be requested for finalist candidates. Recent graduates may be asked for unofficial transcripts as supportive evidence of content expertise. 

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law  (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)