Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration – HigherEdJobs

Catawba College
Position Description

Position Title: Assistant Professor,
Healthcare Administration
Department: School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Directly Reports
Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Classification: Exempt

The School of
Health Sciences & Human Performance at Catawba College (“Catawba”) is growing and welcomes applications for a new
tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration beginning August, 2022. We seek an accomplished leader who
understands current trends in business, administration, and leadership of the healthcare industry. The candidate will assist in starting and
teaching within a new Master’s degree in healthcare administration. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an outstanding
individual to collaborate with other faculty in ongoing research, build their own program of research, and shape the direction of new
initiatives. Catawba will give preference to candidates with the ability to deliver a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate coursework
in healthcare administration courses. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in interdisciplinary scholarship and a commitment
to translating research into practice.

The School of Health Sciences & Human Performance currently offers degrees in Exercise
Science, Nursing, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Therapeutic Recreation, and Sport Management. The candidate will have opportunities to
teach and provide input on the development of new undergraduate and graduate degree programs. This position requires regular contributions
to Catawba through faculty service appointments and possess a desire to shape Catawba’s community and culture through active
participation in campus life beyond the classroom as a colleague and campus leader. 


  • Teach graduate courses in the Healthcare Administration core, as well as teach in undergraduate
    programs within the School of Health Science & Human Performance as needed
  • Ability and willingness to establish an effective
    scholarly agenda with student involvement
  • Assist graduate and undergraduate students in scholarly activities outside of the
  • Develop and oversee student internship experiences in healthcare administration practice
  • Willingness to develop
    courses building on the established curricula and contribute, with potential in developing new graduate level courses and curricula
  • Actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching
  • Assist with the assessment and
    evaluation of programs
  • Advise prospective, new, and current students regarding program planning, course selection and employment
    options within the department majors
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Ph.D., Dr.P.H., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in the area of healthcare administration, or closely related
  • Experience in successful mentoring or evidence of potential to mentor graduate students 
  • Experience using a
    variety of instructional strategies, such as face-to-face delivery, online, hybrid, experiential learning, and field-based experiences to
    engage students with diverse experiences
  • A willingness to embrace working in an inter-disciplinary atmosphere


Founded in 1851 in Newton, North Carolina, Catawba was started by German pioneers who had traveled
from eastern Pennsylvania to settle in the valleys of the Haw, Yadkin, and Catawba Rivers. In 1890, Catawba became a coeducational
institution and the first woman graduate completed her studies in 1893. In 1925, Catawba moved and re-opened to its current location in
Salisbury, NC, which is about 45 minutes from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte, two hours from the mountains, and four hours from
the beaches. 

Today, Catawba College has 41 buildings on 276 wooded acres on a residential campus. Catawba is known for its 189
acre on-campus ecological preserve. Ranked as one of the best colleges in the south, Catawba offers 70 academic majors to approximately
1,300 students representing 34 U.S. states and 19 foreign countries. Students are instructed by nearly 90 full-time faculty, more than 83%
of whom hold the highest degree in their field. 

Catawba provides an education focused on an institutional philosophy of a
liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility
fostered and developed in all academic programs. Catawba is a learning community that provides students unique opportunities to explore
vocation, helping students to consider their calling, their passions, and their purpose as they prepare to reach their highest
potential. Catawba’s mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and
competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming
responsible citizens.” More information about Catawba College is located at

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must submit the below documents as a single PDF
file to Dr. Jim Hand, Dean of the School of Health Sciences & Human Performance at

  • A
    letter describing scholarly and teaching experiences and qualifications
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Statement of teaching
  • Names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three professional references

As a condition of employment at Catawba College, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their
COVID-19 vaccination or request a medical or religious exemption. Catawba Human Resources will share details of this requirement during
onboarding should you accept Catawba’s offer of employment.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such,
Catawba is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national
origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to Catawba
operations. Candidates must successfully pass a background check and drug screening before employment begins, and Catawba complies with all
federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer.

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