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  • Health Professions Advisor, Soka University of America (Aliso Viejo, CA)

    Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full-time 12-month staff position as a Health Professions Advisor (HPA) beginning in August 2022. The HPA works to orient incoming pre-health students; advise and track pre-health students; assist students’ exploration from pre-matriculation through graduation; improve students’ competitiveness through test prep, co-curricular, and extracurricular opportunities; and support pre-health students and alumni in their preparation for applying to health professions programs (medicine, dentistry, veterinary, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, and other health-related fields). This student-centered position will prepare students directly through mock interviews, review of application materials, advising meetings, writing committee letters, and maintaining an internal website of critical information about pre-requisites, test prep, and clinical opportunities. The HPA will communicate with Admissions, Career Development, and Life Sciences and other faculty, as well as serving as a bridge to external clinical experiences. Candidates who could teach one semester of Anatomy per academic year are especially encouraged to apply. The HPA will report to the Director of the Life Sciences Concentration.

    SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging BA in the liberal arts. Our new Life Sciences concentration launched in Fall 2020. The university is committed to cross-disciplinary education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, freedom and human rights to the happiness of the individual and the world provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission. SUA is open to students of all nationalities and beliefs and is committed to diversity in its academic community. About half of SUA students come from the US, and half come from over 45 other countries.

    Qualifications:
    Applicants must hold a minimum of a masters degree. Previous experience in an advising, counseling or higher education teaching environment is highly desirable. The position requires a high level of organization; ability to work independently; ability to treat confidential information with sensitivity; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships and trust with internal and external constituents; and strong computer and technological skills. Preferably, candidates will also have teaching experience in Anatomy.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Applicants must hold a minimum of a masters degree. Previous experience in an advising, counseling or higher education teaching environment is highly desirable. The position requires a high level of organization; ability to work independently; ability to treat confidential information with sensitivity; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships and trust with internal and external constituents; and strong computer and technological skills. Preferably, candidates will also have teaching experience in Anatomy.

    Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

    Benefits and Salary:
    Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Soka University of America offers excellent benefits.

    Application Information:
    Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references’ contact information listed, and a one-page diversity statement which should address how the candidate can incorporate diverse identities and viewpoints into their work. Please provide contact information for three references. Three letters of recommendation will be requested prior to the phone interview through the Interfolio platform.

    Please apply for the Health Professions Advisor position on the Interfolio site by clicking on this link http://apply.interfolio.com/98718 by February 4, 2022 for full consideration. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

    Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

    Email: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

    Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.