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Assistant Professor, Anatomy

WCU Dallas Dallas, Texas Job ID: 202373
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When you join our faculty at West Coast University, you’ll become part of a team that always puts students first. And that means you’ll have the tools, technologies, resources and support you need to make a real difference in their lives, empowering new generations of healthcare leaders. Get ready to learn and grow in an energized environment with year-round curricula, collaborating with talented colleagues and reimagining healthcare education as we know it.

  • Full-Time
  • Minimal Travel (if any)

Success Profile

What makes a successful member of the Faculty team at West Coast University? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Facilitator
  • Personable
  • Socially Conscious
  • Strategic
  • Team-Player
  • Technologically Savvy

If you are looking to work at a university that takes care of its students, faculty, and staff and allows you to live a prosperous, fulfilling, and healthy life, this is the place for you.

Paul P. Instructor ii, Gen Ed Non-sci, orange county
associate since 2013

Benefits

We offer a generous benefits package with a wide range of the plans, programs and support you need to thrive.

  • Healthcare

  • 401(k) Retirement
    Plans
    and
    Employer Matching

  • Professional
    Development

  • Day of Service
    PTO Day

  • Collaboration

  • Management

  • Awards &
    Recognition

Our Mission & Culture

At WCU, the work you do empowers our future nurses, therapists, dental hygienists and more — propelling them into our communities where they can do the most good. As part of our dynamic, energized culture, you’ll contribute to our unique mission that always puts students first. You’ll collaborate with incredible people, grow in your profession, and transform healthcare education. Discover what it means to truly believe in the work that you do.

Responsibilities

SUMMARY:

Reporting directly to the Dean/Program Director of the MPA Program, the Assistant Professor, General Education supports the University in fulfillment of its mission, purpose and goals. Provides program-specific expertise and is actively engaged in relevant department initiatives.  Supports University, campus, and/or departmental goals in order to assure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet student learning, workplace and placement expectations. Provides professional leadership and support, and serves as an educator, role model, mentor and facilitator. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course and program learning outcomes.  Creates an educational environment which fosters innovation, responsiveness, and accountability. Actively and substantively participates in assessment of student learning activities at the course and program level to maximize the potential for students to learn what is necessary to meet prescribed outcomes. Vigorously upholds a culture of academic integrity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (as outlined in the West Coast University Faculty Handbook): (Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.):

INSTRUCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fulfills assigned teaching load.

Effectively uses the LMS to supplement instruction (i.e., active learning, adaptive learning and/or flipping the classroom).

Participates in and contributes substantively to course and program level assessment activities via a continuous improvement plan as set forth by General Education and/or the University.

Regularly contributes to improvement or upgrading of course materials and syllabi within prescribed shared governance culture.

Ensures that all laboratory safety protocols and procedures are followed.

Consistently employs a variety of teaching methodologies to instruct students, always with intent to facilitate observable evidence of student fulfillment of prescribed learning outcomes.

Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching and the teaching/learning process and for individual students.

Keeps regular approved office hours (for FT faculty).

Follows established University protocols for providing timely feedback and/or academic advising (i.e., Grades in Progress, student Letters of Concern, etc.).

Demonstrates advanced teaching skills as demonstrated by:

  • student evaluations
  • peer evaluations (if assigned)
  • self-evaluation
  • administration reviews
  • evidence of documented student achievement of course student learning outcomes

Mentors students and mentors faculty as assigned by the Dean/Program Director

Actively engages in tutoring and remediation initiatives.

Explores scholarly research always with the intent to improve teaching and instruction.

Begins to explore cross-disciplinary approaches to instruction.

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES:

Attends professional development activities each year as agreed upon with supervisor in associate development plan.

Attends all-faculty meetings as scheduled (for full time faculty attendance is required, for adjunct faculty attendance is strongly recommended).

Selects a minimum of one of the following activity areas: publishing & writing, acting as contributor to textbooks, presenting at conferences or educational trainings, attending test-writing or accreditation activities, serving on thesis dissertation committee or other agreed upon professional activity. OR Identifies and applies specialized research or activities related to teaching, assigned teaching area(s), or may contribute to the scholarly community/knowledge of the discipline.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND SERVICE:

Attends Department, College and University meetings/councils as arranged/approved by supervisor.

Demeanor reflects collegiality; behavior demonstrates professional and ethical conduct.

Maintains membership in a professional organization.

Develops connections within professional community both inside and outside the University.

Actively and substantively participates in the MPA Program and University initiatives as assigned.

Assists with assessment, critique and evaluation of overall curriculum and may lead the process of revisions to program and course syllabi (if necessary) while ensuring quality and academic rigor.

Contributes/demonstrates ongoing service in at least one of the following areas:

  • Community or Public Service
  • Profession (member of professional organization)
  • University

Contributes to and disseminates information from service of the University by serving on a minimum of one University-wide Committee or Council.

Demonstrates an active leadership role in University.

Active leader in the Community or Profession by demonstrating a leadership role in one of the listed areas.

May assist with program review and analysis to ensure best practices and optimal student outcomes.

GENERAL SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Records and posts daily class attendance and grades as required, completes and submits assignments in a timely manner, and grades tests, quizzes, lab assignments promptly, returning constructive feedback to students as soon as possible. Engages in systematic collection of student’s work for University outcomes assessment purposes.

Maintains and uses West Coast University officially approved master course syllabus template and prepares/distributes syllabi in a timely fashion.

Submits accurate grade-in-progress report(s) as required during the term/trimester in accordance with the posted syllabus to the campus program Dean or Chair.

Posts accurate points and final course grades earned throughout the term/semester in accordance with the posted syllabus as per teaching assignment(s).

Assists with program activities to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accrediting bodies, and University policies and procedures in concert with other West Coast University campus programs.

Reviews and recommends improvements and enhancements to the consistency and quality of course offerings, course/program development, and curriculum.

Participates in student success activities such as engaging in student academic counseling and/or establishing a point of contact for internal resource/access for student issues.

Assures students are provided instructional support services within the subject area taught to maintain the highest level of student achievement while safeguarding the integrity of the educational process.

Records and posts daily class attendance and grades as required, completes and submits assignments in a timely manner, and grades tests, quizzes, lab assignments promptly, returning constructive feedback to students as soon as possible.  Engages in systematic collection of student’s work for University outcomes assessment purposes.

Participates in the learning outcome review and program review.

Serves as a mentor, role model and facilitator and provides guidance and academic support for students.

Attends meetings as required to share information, guidelines and procedures, coordinates activities, and to further disseminate information across the assigned department. 

Regularly attends and provides substantive leadership in program Learning Communities and Program Outcomes Assessment Committees. 

Follows proper procedures/channels of communication.

Participates in professional development and organizations in order to remain current in the field.

Maintains professional appearance for position and is courteous and approachable to students.

Adheres to University policies and procedures and conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the University’s Code of Ethical Conduct, Compliance Agreement, Sexual Harassment Policy or any of its policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.

Maintains regular and timely attendance, reports to work as scheduled and assures time worked and/or time-off is recorded properly.

Maintains confidentiality of all student, associate, and/or University information as required.

Exercises care, proper use and maintenance of department equipment and supplies and identifies unsafe conditions and makes appropriate adjustments.

Maintains order, cleanliness and safety at work.

Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

Master’s or doctorate degree in specialty field required.

If applicable, certification(s) in area(s) of specialization required.

Must provide a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments including but not limited to education theory and practice, or current concepts relative to specific subjects he or she will be teaching, or current clinical practice experience, or distance education techniques and delivery.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accreditation body that West Coast University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents. 

Must maintain any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.

EXPERIENCE:

Four or more years of full time documented (a minimum of 60 units; e.g. 20 3-unit course or their equivalent) teaching experience in a University setting which could include one or more years of teaching for West Coast University. Instructional experience must be at institutions which are regionally accredited. OR Six or more years (adjunct, full-, or part-time) teaching in a University (or College) setting.

Working with online learning management systems to further engage the student learning process desirable.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Products, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and other MS office products as needed.

Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards and/or accreditation bodies.

Qualifications/Skills: (Every effort has been made to identify the essential skills/qualifications of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only skills/qualifications you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of skills/qualifications does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential skill/qualification of the position.)

Ability to demonstrate clear criminal background history.

Ability to maintain academic standards.

Ability to work independently with general supervision.

Ability to demonstrate a thorough, accurate and practical knowledge of their field or discipline.

Ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.

Ability to effectively operate related equipment and machines for instructional purposes.

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment and machines such as computer terminal, calculator and copier.

Ability to engage in data entry via a computer.

Ability to manage and work effectively in a highly ethnic and culturally diverse student and associate community.

Ability to use effective communication skills, both oral and written, including presentations and effective listening skills.

Ability to communicate effectively before public groups, committees and in meetings.

Ability to effectively use interpersonal skills, follow through with duties, provide attention to detail, and demonstrate the ability to motivate others.

Ability to use creative facilitation and conflict resolution skills to resolve difficult and sensitive issues.

Ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and organizational skills.

Ability to self-direct, self-pace, multi-task and function well under pressure of deadlines and conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment.

Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Ability to exercise good judgment.

Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies and procedures and assure compliance.

Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Willingness to work a flexible schedule.

Ability to travel/drive locally on a weekly, daily and/or on an as needed basis as well as occasional travel to other campuses or locations.

Ability to communicate using bilingual skills is a plus but not mandatory.

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ABOUT US

For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Dallas, Texas Campus: WCU Dallas Function: Faculty
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