The Human Health Sciences program, Department of Health & Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for a full-time 11-month lecturer (non-tenure eligible) faculty member to begin employment on July 1, 2023. We invite you to become part of a supportive community of dynamic and dedicated faculty focused on being national leaders in instruction, research/scholarship, and service to impact others positively.
The Human Health Sciences (HHS) degree is one of three undergraduate degrees in the department. The HHS degree is designed to provide students with a comprehensive look at healthcare practices, a solid foundation in basic and social sciences, and opportunities to engage in real-world clinical experiences. HHS graduates are prepared to pursue advanced professional degrees in dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, athletic training, medicine, and other healthcare careers. Students are also being prepared for careers in patient navigation and leadership graduate studies. For more information about the HHS program, please visit https://www.uky.edu/chs/human-health-sciences
The primary duties of this faculty position will include teaching undergraduate courses in the HHS program and bridge courses in the HHS and Clinical Leadership and Management undergraduate programs. The faculty member will also participate in curriculum development, advising/mentoring students, student admission activities, and other activities as assigned by the Program Director or Department Chair. Additional duties include participating in service across the department, college, and university levels. The anticipated effort for this position is Instruction 75-85%, Research/Scholarship 0-5%, Service 5-10%, and Professional Development 1-2% and will be considered based on an annual agreement.
- Earned master’s degree in health sciences or related area with relevant experience.
- Doctoral degree in a related field
- 1-2 years instructional experience in health sciences-related coursework in post-secondary education (especially undergraduates)
- Teaching experience in areas such as research methods, health quality and patient safety, social determinants of health, integrative capstone seminars, or leadership.
We welcome candidates with interests in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University and the College are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. By providing training, support, resources, and mentoring, we strive to foster a community where individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome.
In your letter of interest, please describe the ways in which your past or current teaching, mentorship, and community service have supported the values of diversity and inclusivity. Please also convey the ways in which your work will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity and anti-racism statements: https://www.uky.edu/chs/inclusivity
Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vitae, letter of interest (upload under Cover Letter), and other specific requests listed on the employment application website. Applicants are also asked to submit an overview of their teaching experience (upload as Specific Request 1), including their teaching philosophy (upload as Specific Request 2), teaching evaluations (if available, upload as Writing Sample), and relevant examples of instructional materials (upload as Specific Request 3). Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Karen Clancy by email at email@example.com
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Visit the University's website
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As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. Further questions regarding equal employment opportunity (EEO) should be directed to Christa Jennings, HR & Faculty Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org