Assistant Professor Health and Movement Sciences - Healthcare Studies

Department: Health and Movement Sciences
Rank: Assistant Professor 
Specialization: Healthcare Studies
Search Number: 22-025


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is an innovative, student-centric university, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.
The Department of Health and Movement Sciences invites applications for a full time, 10-month, tenure track position to begin August 2022. The chosen applicant will serve as a core faculty member within our BS in Healthcare Studies, an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Health and Human Services. The mission of the Healthcare Studies program is to provide an exemplary undergraduate education to prepare students for a broad range of current or emerging careers in the healthcare sector. The program features a concentration in Healthcare and Clinical Research, which includes coursework in good clinical practice and research data management, and positions students for employment as clinical research coordinators and related professions. 
The mission of the Department of Health and Movement Sciences is to provide exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in health and fitness. As a broad and diverse department, Health and Movement Sciences is committed to educating and developing leaders and practitioners in the areas of athletic training, the exercise sciences, health science, physical education, respiratory care, and school health education to benefit the public. 
Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Although the position will be housed in the Health and Movement Sciences department, the position’s primary responsibilities will involve teaching and advising in the interdisciplinary BS in Healthcare Studies program in courses assigned by the Director of Healthcare Studies. Faculty workload is 12 credits per semester with the potential for reassigned credits for research and other non-teaching responsibilities. Anticipated coursework assignments encompass one or more of the following areas: Clinical Trials Administration and Good Clinical Practice; Research Data Management; Healthcare Systems, Policy and Billing; Health Informatics; Research Methods for Evidence-Based Healthcare; and other courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Additional responsibilities will include: providing academic advisement to students in the healthcare studies degree program; contributing to development of new courses and programs that will prepare students for healthcare careers; engaging in scholarly activity through external grants, research, peer-reviewed publications and presentations; and providing professional service to the department, school, university and profession reflective of the candidate’s area of expertise. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Research- or practice- based doctoral degree in a health-related field (Ph.D., DNP, EdD or other comparable degree). ABD candidates will be considered, with completion required by the end of the first year of appointment.
  • Advanced professional and/or academic experience in healthcare/clinical research or healthcare administration.
  • Teaching experience that aligns with the healthcare studies curriculum. 
  • Evidence of ability to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity and secure external grant funding leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals in the disciplines. 
  • Evidence of ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting, and to collaborate across departments and disciplines.
  • Strong interest in mentoring and advising students pursuing healthcare careers.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, work, and interact successfully with students, colleagues, and community.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate: 

  • evidence of strong foundations in two or more of the following areas: clinical health research; health informatics and data management; healthcare administration; healthcare billing policy; medical documentation and coding;
  • evidence of college/university teaching effectiveness, including online instruction, at the undergraduate level in content areas covered by the healthcare studies curriculum;
  • evidence of scholarly competence through external grants, research, peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations in the areas of healthcare research or healthcare administration, and a well-articulated plan for future scholarship activities;
  • evidence of effective student academic advisement;
  • evidence of student-centered, caring practices for students;
  • evidence of a commitment to diversity;
  • ability to utilize technology in the classroom;

Application Process:

Please electronically submit a letter of interest; statement(s) of teaching interests and philosophy, research/scholarship interests and plans, and how diversity informs your teaching and/or scholarship; curriculum vitae; official graduate transcripts; and email addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. Larry Brancazio,  Healthcare Studies Search Committee Chairperson via
The letter of interest and statement(s) must address the candidate’s ability to effectively fulfill the job requirements for the position and describe area(s) of expertise. In addition, the letter of interest and statement(s) should address any of the preferred qualifications. Candidates may be asked for written letters of reference at a later date. 
The evaluation of application files will begin on December 30, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. 


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.