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  • Lecturer, Human Health Sciences
    7N630:Health and Clinical Sciences
    University of Kentucky

    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, 2022.

    The Human Health Sciences (HHS) degree is one of the three undergraduate degrees in the department. The HHS degree is designed to provide students with a comprehensive look at health care practices, a solid foundation in basic science, and robust 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, medical research, and more. Students are also being prepared for careers in patient navigation and leadership as well as graduate studies. For more information about the HHS program, please visit:

    Primary duties of this faculty position will include teaching undergraduate courses, curriculum development, advising/mentoring students, participating in 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%, Professional Development 1-2% and will be considered based on an annual agreement.

    Required Qualifications:
    * Earned master’s degree in health sciences or related area with relevant experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    * Doctoral degree in a related field
    * 1-2 years instructional experience in higher education (especially undergraduates)
    * Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in Health Advocacy, Patient Experience, and/or Leadership. Candidates with expertise in areas such as Healthcare Delivery Systems, Health Policy, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Cultural Competence in Healthcare, and Communication in Healthcare are also encouraged to apply.

    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 in which 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/or 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:

    Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vitae (CV), letter of interest (Cover Letter), and an overview of their teaching experience which should include their teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available) and relevant examples of instructional materials (Specific Request 1). Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Sarah Kercsmar by email at 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's website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package (

    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

    The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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