Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences - University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida
Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nutrition, Other Health & Medicine, Pharmacology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

 Job Description:

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, tenure-earning faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. The expected start date is Fall 2022.

Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, human nutrition, health behavior or clinical applications of preventive health. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a productive line of research; publish in highly-ranked, peer-reviewed journals in their discipline; pursue and secure external funding to support their research program; teach undergraduate and future graduate courses; mentor students in research; participate in internal and external professional service activities; and demonstrate collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

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 clinical, pathophysiological, and behavioral understanding of human health. The Department of Health Sciences is recognized for its high quality of educational offerings and growing research impact. For more information about the Department of Health Sciences, visit our website at:

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.

 Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate, Ph.D. or equivalent in a health sciences-related discipline from an accredited academic institution of higher education is required by the start of the appointment. Evidence of teaching experience in subjects within the core health sciences curriculum at UCF (i.e., pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, nutrition, research methods, health behavior, clinical applications of preventive health or other courses related to the department’s core curriculum), a record of scholarly research, peer-reviewed publications, and other scholarly activities are also required.


Candidates who demonstrate or show clear potential for developing a viable, focused research program with a high probability of securing extramural funding and forming strong collaborations within and/or external to the department will be given preference. Other preferences include experience teaching academic courses to undergraduate/graduate students as the instructor of record 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; and evidence of effective student mentoring, including mentoring teaching assistants and undergraduate/graduate student theses.

 Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:  As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required:

The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF online recruitment system at 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,
  • A research 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 Keith Brazendale, search committee chair, at or 407-823-0786.

 Florida Clause:

UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

 Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.


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