Lecturer/Advisor Faculty Position in Allied Health Sciences
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 June 1, 2019. The position comes with a competitive salary, benefits 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 service. The department is in a period of expansion, recruiting 10 faculty in three years to meet growing student needs. With 29 faculty, over 750 undergraduates, and 28 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, including Public Health and Health Promotion and Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety; three nationally-accredited health programs (Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences); two master’s programs (Health Promotion Sciences, Health Care Genetics); and a PhD program in Health Promotion Sciences. A number of faculty in the Department also conduct grant-funded research in obesity, HIV/AIDS, digital health, behavioral genomics, nutrition, food policy, cancer prevention, and public 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.
DUTIES AND 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
- 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 broaden participation among members of underrepresented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and demonstrate leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
- Master’s degree in health-related field or in higher education
- Professional experience in health-related field or in higher education
- Teaching-related experience which demonstrates ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, including small group and/or large group presentations
- Demonstrated excellence in oral, written and interpersonal skills
- Terminal degree in health-related field or higher education
- Two years’ work experience in a health-related field
- College-level teaching experience as instructor of record
- Experience in an advising or mentoring capacity in healthcare or higher education
- Ability to build upon and/or expand the diverse curriculum within the Department of Allied Health Sciences
- Experience in understanding and contributing to cultures of inclusive excellence
This 11-month appointment as Lecturer (non-tenure track) has an anticipated start date of June 1, 2019 with a primary academic appointment at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please visit the position posting at AcademicJobsOnline and select “Apply” to submit: cover letter; curriculum vitae; advising and teaching statement (including advising and teaching philosophy, teaching and any advising experience, ability to build upon and/or expand the diverse curriculum within the Department, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (which may include interactions and engagement with people from diverse and/or multicultural backgrounds, broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in advising and instruction, pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and three letters of recommendation following the instructions on Academic Jobs Online.
Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online will be accepted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than March 18, 2019. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019337). Inquiries should be sent to the search committee chair, Lauren Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.