Adjunct Faculty for Bachelor of Science

Pace University’s College of Health Professions seeks adjunct faculty to teach on both our New York City and Pleasantville campuses.

The successful candidates will be master’s prepared applicants whose course of study or practice is aligned to teach health care ethics, health care policy, or genetics in health care.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science offers students a flexible and interdisciplinary approach to learning about health sciences and our health care system.  Basic science and foundation courses will prepare students for a variety of careers in the health care field.

This degree can also serve as pre-professional preparation for application into Nursing or Physician Assistant Studies, and a pathway to other health-related fields.

Course Details

HSC 210 Health Care Policy  

Health Care Policy (HSC210) is a required Health Science Major Core that can be taken as an elective for non-Majors. This course offers a broad introduction to essential elements of health care policy in the US and an inter-professional approach to understanding the health policy and financing system. Key topics will include the policymaking process, the US healthcare system, health insurance, health reform and the Affordable Care Act, health economics, government health insurance programs (e.g., Medicaid etc.), and health preparedness. The social determinants of health and challenges confronting healthcare systems and practitioners in a variety of health care professions and disciplines will be discussed throughout.

HSC 100 Health Care Ethics

Health Care Ethics (HSC100) is a required Health Science Major Core that can be taken as an elective for non-Majors. Health Care Ethics will introduce students to the fundamental ethical theories, principles and reasoning that are required to undertake a career in the health professions. The first half of the course will provide an overview of key ethical theories with a focus on deontological and consequentialist theories and principles including autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice. These foundational concepts will be incorporated throughout the course. In the second half of the course, critical ethical issues of our time such as access to health care, reproductive technology, human cloning, physician-assisted death, spirituality, and health inequalities, will be introduced in the context of the Affordable Care Act. Overall, students should expect to develop their theoretical and factual knowledge-base, ethical reasoning skills, and ability to discuss key ethical dilemmas in health care. Significant portions of the course will be participatory and students should expect to engage in well-informed, lively and respectful discussions.

FALL, 2017 (with development preparation during Spring or Summer, 2017)

HSC 300 Genetics in Health Care  

Genetics in Health Care will focus on genetic concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes related to current medical genetics topics.  The concepts will be discussed and analyzed from the perspectives of several disciplines to provide exposure to inter-professional assessment and planning to improve health care outcomes.   Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe basic concepts in molecular genetics and associated terminology.
  2. Identify a pedigree analysis and its associated terminology.
  3. Explain the etiology of selected inherited genetic diseases.
  4. Discuss challenges associated with pharmacogenomics.
  5. Describe the basic principles and various types of gene therapy.
  6. Analyze the ethical, legal, and social issues related to genetic testing.
  7. Describe the principles of genetic counseling and screening and critique its use.

How to Apply

E-mail cover letter and CV to Application reviews will continue until the positions are filled.

About the College of Health Professions

Pace University is a growing and thriving setting for faculty members seeking a collegial work environment.  The College of Health Professions (CHP) will be expanding greatly over the next three to five years. CHP was established in 2010 in an effort to showcase and expand health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing, the Physician Assistant Studies Department, the Communication Sciences and Disorders program and the Bachelor of Science in Health Science. The College’s vision is to be recognized for innovative leadership in education, practice, scholarship, and service to improve health and the health professions, and its mission is to educate and challenge diverse students for the health professions to be leaders, innovators and lifelong learners who will positively impact local, national, and global health. For more information, please visit or

Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.