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Assistant Teaching Professor / Bachelor of Health Sciences Program / Umkc School of Nursing & Health Studies

University of Missouri - Kansas City
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Bachelor of Health Sciences Program

The innovative research and instructional building on the Health Science campus at UMKC places the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SoNHS) at the center of Life and Health Sciences education and research, alongside the schools of Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Medicine provides unique opportunities for collaborative pedagogy and student experience. Three teaching hospitals, the Health Department and several clinics are adjacent to the campus in addition to the University of Missouri System's NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center.

Research expertise at the SoNHS spans the continuum from bench science to translational research and beyond. UMKC participates in the Regional Clinical and Translational Science (CTSA) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of Kansas and in an interuniversity research collaborative in the Kansas City region. The SoNHS engages over 1,400 students and offers the Bachelor of Health Sciences and pre-licensure BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD programs.

Job Description

The School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Missouri - Kansas City is seeking applications for a 9-month, ranked, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position. This faculty position is to teach in our Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) program, with a start date of September 1, 2024. The selected faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate classes and support our commitment to respect, integrity, excellence, innovation, and health. This includes mentorship, teaching, and engaging in service responsibilities, such as participating in committees at both the School and University levels.

The faculty member selected for this position will be expected to:

*        Teach in the undergraduate Bachelor of Health Sciences program

*        Provide leadership in development of instruction of didactic and internship courses/experiences in the Health Science undergraduate program.

*        Lead in curriculum development, creation of syllabi, and updates of program curriculum based on accreditation guidelines and effectively evaluate students' learning outcomes. 

*        Provide guidance in the application of technology to Health Sciences by integrating current research findings and expertise into teaching and practice. 

*        Act as a faculty advisor for students in the BHS program by providing academic advice and assistance on students' plans of studies and uncomplicated progression. 

*        Provide service appropriate to the positio

  •        Advance the goals of the School of Nursing and Health Studies Strategic Plan and the University of Missouri-Kansas City's vision and values

This is a full-time, benefit-eligible, ranked 9-month non-tenure track faculty appointment to begin Fall 2024 semester. Opportunity is provided for ranked promotion. Our academic schedules and workload provide for a positive work/life balance.


To be considered for the ranked non-tenure track position as an Assistant Teaching Professor, you must have:

*        a Doctoral degree Public Health, Health Education, Behavioral Health, or a related fiel

  •        or a Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education, Behavioral Health, or a related field and at least 3 years' professional experience appropriate to BHS academic responsibilities provided above.

All candidates should exhibit:

*        A record or propensity for quality teaching and service.

*        Experience with community planning, programming, and/or policy.

*        Experience or ability to integrate technology in teaching and scholarly activities.

*        Demonstrated knowledge of, and interest in, diverse cultures and populations.

*        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  •        Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, administrators, and other departments.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary is commensurate with rank and determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to, the individual's particular combination of education, skills, and experience, as well as organizational requirements.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Missouri provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 

Application Materials

For consideration, you must apply online at, click in Academic Positions (Job Opening ID 51328).

Please  combine all application materials (personal letter of interest and applicable experience with accompanying curriculum vitae and a current list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachments.  Limit document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

*        If you are experiencing technical problems during application, please email .

*        For questions about the position, please contact including the Job Identification number 51328 and name of the position

  •        Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323. 

Community Information

UMKC is a public, urban, research university with more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  It is part of the larger University of Missouri System. Our university is committed to being a model urban university that is recognized for our partnerships with surrounding urban communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, and more economically secure quality of life.

A City on the Rise:  Big City Life and Midwest Charm, Kansas City offers the best of both worlds - a vibrant, urban community with midwestern appeal and an affordable cost of living. The university is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million. Our UMKC campuses are centered in the hubs of business activity, cultural arts, (some great barbeque and ethnic cuisine!) and health science research engagement for both the Volker and Health Sciences campuses. Our community boasts championship professional athletic teams, NASCAR racing, and a rich history of music and performing arts. Our beautiful state provides rivers, lakes, biking/hiking trails and mountains for outdoor enthusiasts all within an easy drive.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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