The Department of Allied Health Sciences, in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut, invites applications for a faculty appointment as Lecturer. This is a full-time, 11-month, non-tenure track appointment with a target start date of August 23, 2020. The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package and is renewable annually based on evaluations of satisfactory performance.
The Department of Allied Health Sciences has a vibrant, multidisciplinary faculty dedicated to advancing knowledge through research, teaching, advising, and community engagement. The Department has been in a period of expansion, recruiting 10 new faculty in recent years to meet growing student needs. The Department is now embarking on an initiative to offer the Allied Health Sciences major on UConn’s regional Waterbury campus. With 30 faculty, over 750 undergraduates (40% of whom are non-white), 30 post-baccalaureate students, and 30 graduate students, we actively engage in educating and training the next generation of health professionals. The Department offers an undergraduate major in Allied Health Sciences with multiple concentrations; three nationally-accredited professional programs (Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences); four post-baccalaureate programs (Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetic Internship, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Occupational Safety & Health), two master’s programs (Health Promotion Sciences, Health Care Genetics); and a PhD program in Health Promotion Sciences. Department faculty conduct grant-funded research in obesity, HIV/AIDS, digital health, behavioral genomics, nutrition, food policy, health disparities, cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, women’s health, big data and research methodologies, and public/community-engaged health. Diversity is one of UConn’s core values, and our Department strives to be an inclusive educational institution that attracts, retains, and values talented people from all backgrounds. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a Lecturer faculty position in the Department of Allied Health Sciences.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
As Lecturer/Advisor, the successful candidate will:
- Teach undergraduate courses each semester as assigned
- Provide comprehensive academic advising for undergraduate Allied Health Sciences majors as it pertains to formulating career goals and planning academic coursework
- Maintain an assigned caseload of advisees and be a resource to students who are exploring a health career
- Participate in the Department’s recruitment and orientation of new students, which may include occasional weekend/evening hours
- Serve as a resource and maintain cooperative relationships with Department faculty and staff, and other University offices, making referrals as appropriate
- Participate in an active program of professional development consistent with personal and professional goals
- Serve on Department, College and/or University committees
- Perform other duties as assigned
The successful candidate will also be expected to support the Department’s efforts to:
- Recruit and retain students from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups
- Demonstrate through teaching and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience
- Help develop student competency in addressing cultural, structural/systemic, and environmental factors that influence health
- Demonstrate leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests
1. Master’s degree in health-related field or in higher education
2. Professional experience in health-related field or in higher education
3. Teaching-related experience which demonstrates ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, including small group and/or large group presentations
4. Demonstrated excellence in oral, written and interpersonal skills
5. Ability and willingness to travel occasionally to UConn’s regional campus
1. Terminal degree in health-related field or higher education
2. Two years’ work experience in a health-related field
3. College-level teaching experience as instructor of record
4. Experience in an advising or mentoring capacity in healthcare or higher education
5. Ability to build upon and/or expand the diverse curriculum within the Department of Allied Health Sciences (content area examples include but are not limited to: social determinants of health, policy, aging, children’s health, bioethics, community-based health, and disability)
6. Experience in understanding and contributing to cultures of inclusive excellence, including working with those who have historically experienced barriers to achieving health and well-being due to their race or ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, disability, geographic location, or other characteristics linked to discrimination or exclusion
This 11-month appointment as Lecturer (non-tenure track) has an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020 with a primary academic appointment at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please visit the position posting at Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching & Advising Statement (including advising and teaching philosophy, teaching and advising experience, ability to build upon and/or expand the curriculum, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
- Commitment to diversity statement (which may include interactions and engagement with people from diverse backgrounds, inclusive teaching/mentoring/advising practices, professional development and community engagement, integrating cultural competency into instructional practices, pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
- Three Letters of reference.
Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online will be accepted. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than April 6, 2020.
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.