Overview

Job Description:

Springfield College invites applications for a full-time, one-year, open-rank Professor of Healthcare Management position in the Departments of Business Management (School of Arts and Sciences) and Health Sciences (School of Health Sciences). The Department of Business Management offers undergraduate degrees in Business Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Healthcare Management, and an on-ground and on-line MBA, and collaborates with programs across the College such as Sports Management and Human Services/Organizational Leadership. The Department is poised for new growth and strategic development, including the active pursuit of AACSB accreditation. The School of Health Sciences includes programs in Health Sciences, Public Health,  Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Emergency Medical Services. Interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism, and engaged student learning –  as well as global, intergenerational, and multicultural perspectives – are priorities of the School.

This shared position marks an exciting new partnership between the Health Sciences and Business Management, and features teaching responsibilities for both departments. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary expertise in areas of interest such as healthcare or rehabilitation management, healthcare finance, health law, healthcare ethics, sociology of health, public health, social determinants of health, or health equity.

Springfield College strongly values diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This position is part of a cluster of searches in the School of Arts and Sciences designed to promote diversity and inclusion in STEM, the social sciences and the humanities; promote innovative and inclusive teaching across the curriculum; and encourage interdisciplinary teaching, research, and collaboration. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the College”s goals in these areas.

The other searches are for positions in the following disciplines in the School of Arts and Sciences:

● Assistant Professor of Biology
● Assistant Professor of Physics
● Assistant Professor of Computer Science
● Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, co-educational Carnegie Doctoral/Professional University with a focus on experiential instruction for student preparedness. The college is located at the heart of western Massachusetts and enrolls over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students with greater than 80% living on campus. Springfield College follows the “Humanics” approach to education which enriches students through a time-honored tradition of educating in Spirit, Mind and Body for leadership in service to humanity. A vibrant and positive energy is felt throughout the campus as students and faculty serve in unison.

The Springfield Metropolitan area offers urban or suburban living in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. Popular destinations in New England are short drives away including Boston, MA  and New York City. Family is a priority in the surrounding cities, with wonderful schools, affordable housing, and many charming New England towns.

Requirements:

A minimum of a masters degree is required; a doctoral degree is preferred. Candidates with robust practitioner, management, and teaching and program-building experience are especially sought. The individual hired will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching (in person and online), embrace community engagement and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the business and health fields and in higher education, including racially just and culturally responsive pedagogies and inclusive classroom and curriculum design.

Applications must include a detailed cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three professional references. Permission will be sought prior to reference checking. The position is open until filled.

This position has been designed as forward facing and as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of vaccination status, or an attestation to the same effect, will be required. Individuals may seek ADA accommodations or a religious exemption, upon request with HR, but must do so prior to their arrival.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the College welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Springfield College’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement.

Position Type: Full Time Regular

Appointment Months Per Year: 9 month