Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Department

Butler University

Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Department

  • Institution: Butler University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Department

  • Butler University | Indianapolis, IN
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: April 19, 2024
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Job TitleAssistant Professor in the Health Sciences Department

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Indianapolis, IN

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Contact Information

Contact Name Dr. Mikaela Drake

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Job Description

The Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences invites applications for the position of assistant professor (non-tenure track, 10-month appointment) in the Department of Health Sciences. We are in search of an individual with a doctoral degree in a health sciences-related field to teach undergraduate courses in the areas of Public Health and the Health Sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge and experience with one or more of the following: Introduction to Public Health, Epidemiology, Healthcare Systems and Policy, Healthcare Quality and Improvement, Global Health, and/or Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare. Responsibilities will include classroom instruction, course management, student academic advisement and mentoring, program and college committee service, and scholarly efforts.

Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a health-related field with a conferral date no later than the start of the position preferred. ABD will be considered.
  • Prior teaching experience coupled with a desire to use innovative teaching methods to engage and educate undergraduate students
  • A demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population
  • Expertise in areas of health that align with the teaching expectations for this position outlined above

Faculty responsibilities:

  • Teaching load of 3 (sections of) courses per semester/ 6 per academic year
  • Academic advising for approximately 25 – 30 undergraduate Health Sciences students
    Service (departmental, college, university), as appropriate, for a 10-month faculty member
  • Scholarship activities, as appropriate, with a non-tenure line, including the expectation to serve as an undergraduate student thesis advisor

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing your interest in this position and a description of how you meet the required qualifications
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
    • Inclusive and evidence-based pedagogy is expected at Butler University. Please indicate your previous experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by demonstrating your evidence-based pedagogies in your teaching philosophy.
  • Names, title, and contact information of three professional references (At least two of the three should be able to speak to your teaching abilities/experiences.)

Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2024.

Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Mikaela Drake at

In Butler’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, we recognize that healthcare is much more than simply treating diseases. And as such, we teach students to think bigger. Through hands-on learning in the classroom, collaborative research with faculty, and clinical experiences with some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations, we equip students with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes. Additional information about our undergraduate programs may be found at Health Sciences | Butler University.

Founded by abolitionist Ovid Butler in 1855 on the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university consisting of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the Lacy School of Business, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Jordan College of the Arts, and College of Communication. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries. Ranked #1 in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report and recognized for “best undergraduate teaching” and “most innovative schools”, Butler is located just five miles from downtown Indianapolis, a cultural center of both the state and the country (

 Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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