The Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-month instructor or lecturer position. The expected start date is Fall 2022.
Candidates with expertise in human nutrition are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and potentially graduate courses; demonstrate high quality course delivery and student learning and engagement; mentor students, including teaching assistants; participate in mentoring student thesis research; participate in internal and external professional service activities that contribute to the advancement of the department; and demonstrate collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential. The usual teaching load for this position is four classes each fall and spring semester.
The Department of Health Sciences is the second largest department at UCF with ~3900 undergraduate students in the major and about 400 students in the minor. Strategic emphasis within the Department of Health Sciences focuses on pathophysiological, clinical, and behavioral understanding of human health. The Department of Health Sciences is recognized for its high quality of educational offerings. For more information about the Department of Health Sciences, visit our website at: https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/healthsciences/.
The Department of Health Sciences is housed within the College of Health Professions and Sciences at UCF. The college is a core member of the relatively new UCF Academic Health Sciences Center (AHSC) along with the existing Colleges of Nursing and Medicine. CHPS hosts four academic units, the Department of Health Sciences, the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the School of Kinesiology & Physical Therapy, and the School of Social Work.
The University of Central Florida is an emerging preeminent research university in Florida and one of the largest universities in the U.S. with a diverse student body of approximately 72,000 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. UCF and its 13 colleges offer 230 degree programs from UCF’s main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online, and through our 10 regional locations. UCF has been identified as one of the top five "Schools to Watch" by U.S. News & World Report. The university and college stress the importance of community engagement and partnerships and offer the unique opportunity for collaborative research and service.
A master’s degree (for an instructor) or a doctorate, Ph.D. or equivalent, (for a lecturer) in nutrition or a closely related discipline from an accredited academic institution of higher education; credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration; and evidence of teaching experience in nutrition or closely related areas such as biochemistry, pathophysiology of chronic diseases, epidemiology, or health behavior.
Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) from an accredited academic institution of higher education; at least two years full-time experience as instructor of record teaching nutrition courses to undergraduate and graduate students in an academic program at an institution of higher education; evidence of effectiveness of teaching and instructional innovation in a large and diverse academic program within a university setting; evidence of effective student mentoring, including mentoring teaching assistants; and experience mentoring undergraduate/graduate student theses.
Additional Application Materials Required:
The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF online recruitment system at https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. No paper applications will be considered.
Applicants must complete the online application and submit the following:
– A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position,
– A curriculum vitae,
– A teaching statement,
– Copies of scholastic transcripts (official transcripts will be required within 30 days of hire date),
– Contact information for three (up to five) professional references.
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all the materials listed above are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.
For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Danielle Webster, search committee chair, at Danielle.Webster@ucf.edu or 407-823-2550.
UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date of employment begins.