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Faculty Associate - Health Economics

The Public Health program within the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion in the College of Health Solutions is seeking a Faculty Associate to teach PBH 201: Economics for Health Majors during the spring 2018 semester. The successful candidate must be available to teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:15 am in person on the Downtown Phoenix campus for the duration of Spring 2018 Session C, which runs from January 8-April 27, 2018. The successful candidate will also be available to prepare for the course in advance of the first day, complete all follow-up work and submit final student grades by the deadline set by the university.

Faculty Associate (FA) positions are one-semester, non-benefits-eligible, fixed-term appointments with no tenure implications, not to exceed .40 FTE. The number of courses or sections is contingent upon unit needs, funding and sufficient enrollment. Salary is based upon qualifications and assigned workload. As a Faculty Associate assignment, this position teaching PBH 201 is a one-semester, part-time appointment with a potential opportunity to teach this or other courses in future semesters, pending satisfactory performance and the needs of the unit.

Faculty Associates are qualified by training and experience to teach university-level courses. They have expertise in the discipline, supported by academic preparation, research, professional experience, or a combination. FAs provide high-quality instruction to students as their primary teacher for the course. 

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. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation (for three years in a row).  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. The mission of CHS is to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills 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 interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the complex systems that underpin all health problems. This includes behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, executive education, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population 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.

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

School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion (SNHP) is dedicated to the provision of a rigorous, high caliber education for students interested in Nutrition, Health Science, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Public Health (in partnership with the highly ranked University of Minnesota School of Public Health). The school is committed to the engagement in and the application of research designed to promote health and well-being and to reduce to the risk of chronic diseases across the lifespan and throughout society.

The school offers a range of baccalaureate degrees (BS, BAS), masters degrees (thesis and non-thesis options), and a unique Interdisciplinary PhD in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness. The BS in Nutrition, Dietetics concentration, is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The BAS, Medical Laboratory Science concentration, has received initial accreditation through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Courses are offered in a range of instructional options, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid. Traditional lecture courses are complemented with laboratory classes, most of which are taught in newly designed and constructed state-of-the-art instructional labs on the Downtown Phoenix campus.

For more information, go to http://chs.asu.edu/snhp.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher in Public Health, or other graduate degree with content expertise in topic areas relevant to the Public Health (e.g. Public Health Economics, Behavioral Science/Health Education, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Environmental Health, Health Communication, Health Disparities, Health Technology, or related topics). Health care professionals (e.g. MD, NP, PA) are also eligible.
  • Available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:15 am in person on the Downtown Phoenix campus for the duration of Spring 2018 Session C, which runs from January 8-April 27, 2018.

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong background and knowledge of principles of economics
  • Demonstrated college/university teaching experience in undergraduate economics
  • Demonstrated college/university teaching experience in health-related topics
  • Experience working with online learning systems (ex: Blackboard)
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with fellow faculty and staff

Application Deadline and Procedures

The initial close date for the position is Friday, November 17, 2017. Applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

To apply, go to http://apply.interfolio.com/46851 and submit the following:

  • A letter of interest including qualifications and brief philosophy of teaching
  • Resume or curriculum vitae including professional and teaching experience
  • Contact information for 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/.)