The Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-month instructor or lecturer position. The individual selected for this position will provide course instruction, mentor students, serve on committees, and participate in other appropriate internal activities that contribute to the advancement of the department. The successful candidate will be expected to focus on high quality course delivery and student learning and engagement methods. The usual teaching load for this position is four classes each fall semester and four classes each spring semester. This position has an anticipated start date of August 8, 2021.
The Department of Health Sciences is the second largest department at UCF with ~3700 undergraduate students in the major and about 400 students in the minor. Strategic emphasis within the Department of Health Sciences focuses on clinical, behavioral, and pathophysiological 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 newly formed College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) at UCF. The college is a core member of the newly formed 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 69,500 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. UCF and its 13 colleges offer 216 degrees 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.
For an instructor position: A master’s degree in nutrition or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution; 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 health and wellness, metabolism or chronic disease.
For a lecturer position: A doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in nutrition or closely related discipline from an accredited institution; 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 health and wellness, metabolism or chronic disease.
Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years teaching experience in nutrition or related areas, evidence of effectiveness of teaching and instructional innovation in a large and diverse academic program within a university setting, and evidence of effective student mentoring.
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Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF’s 13 colleges offer 210 graduate and undergraduate degrees to a culturally diverse student body of more than 63,000 from all 50 states and 148 countries. Through innovative education and research, we're creating a lasting impact on the Central Florida community and the world beyond. That’s why U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2016 guide recognizes UCF as one of the nation’s "Most Innovative" universities, and Kiplinger’s and The Princeton Review consistently rank UCF as one of the country’s best values for a college education.
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