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Lecturer, Health Sciences
University of Central Florida

Date Posted Sep. 25, 2018
Title Lecturer, Health Sciences
University University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL, United States
Department Department of Health Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2019
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Health Education & Promotion
    Community Health
    Health Sciences - General
The Department of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida
(UCF) invites applications for three full-time, nine-month lecturer positions to
start fall of 2019.

The successful candidates will be expected to focus on high quality course
delivery and student learning and engagement methods. Assignment will
include teaching, service, and participation in other appropriate internal
activities that contribute to the advancement of the department. The normal
teaching load for this position is four classes each fall semester and four
classes each spring semester.

Strategic emphasis within the Department of Health Sciences focuses on
clinical, behavioral and pathophysiological understanding of human health.
The department aspires to promote and improve the health and well-being of
local and global communities through transformative, innovative, and
inclusive education, research, clinical practice, and service. With
approximately 4,000 undergraduate students, this unit is recognized for its
superior quality of educational offerings and its contributions to health care,
scholarship, and service to our community. The department currently offers
a major and minor in Health Sciences, and it is in the process of developing
graduate degrees in nutrition, pathophysiology, and community health
promotion. For more information about the department, visit our website at:

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 and
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 67,500 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 work with dedicated
community professionals in a wide range of policy and management areas,
both inside and outside academia.

Position Minimum Qualifications
An academic doctoral degree in a Health Sciences related field from an
accredited institution with emphasis on disciplines related to the
department’s strategic mission is required by the start of the appointment.
Evidence of teaching experience in subjects within the core health sciences
curriculum at UCF is also required.

Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of experience
teaching in a large and diverse academic program within a university setting;
previous experience in teaching in at least one of the following areas:
pathophysiology, pharmacology, nutrition, clinically-focused preventive
health, or other core health sciences-related courses within a university
setting; and evidence of student mentoring.

Applicants applying for this position will also be considered for position
numbers 36608 and 37475.

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 Faculty Applicant Affirmation form and
submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the
position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching philosophy; (4) copy of
transcripts; and (5) contact information for three professional
references. The selected candidate will be required to provide official
transcripts within thirty days of hire date.

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 at a later

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
positions are filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above
materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials
have been uploaded correctly.

For further questions about this position, please contact Danielle Webster,
Ph.D., search committee chair, at

  • 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.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Danielle Webster
    Department of Health Sciences
    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL


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