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Lecturer (Health and Human Wellness), Department of Health Sciences - University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida, Department of Health Sciences
Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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, non-tenure earning lecturer position. The expected start date is Fall 2022/Spring 2023.

Candidates with expertise in human health and wellness, human research studies, and a strong desire and ability to mentor undergraduate students for career/employment readiness are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
• teach undergraduate courses;
• demonstrate high quality course delivery and student learning and engagement;
• mentor students;
• 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, along with the ability to provide students with sound career and professional guidance.

The teaching load for this position is four classes each fall and spring semester. Opportunities exist to mentor student thesis research.

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 includes pathophysiology and epidemiology of chronic diseases; pharmacological and nutrition management of disease; clinical/behavioral health research; and health promotion. The Department of Health Sciences is recognized for its high quality educational offerings. 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 and one of the largest universities in the U.S. with a diverse student body of approximately 70,000 students. It has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 60 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 (PhD or equivalent) in behavioral health/health promotion/public health or a closely related discipline from an accredited academic institution of higher education; and evidence of teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with:
• at least two years full-time teaching experience in an academic program at an institution of higher education as the instructor of record for courses focusing on personal/medical health assessment and/or health promotion and assessment;
• experience teaching courses addressing clinical and translational research applications and/or health-related career preparation and development is a plus
• evidence of effectiveness of teaching and instructional innovation in a large and diverse academic program within a university setting;
• evidence of a passion for teaching and working with undergraduate students;
• evidence of effective student mentoring among a diverse population of students;
• experience mentoring undergraduate/graduate student theses; and
• clinical practice experience.

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 all 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 Steven Burroughs, search committee chair, at or 407-823-5325.

Florida Clause
Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

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.


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