Lecturer, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (64631)

Lecturer, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (64631)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Sep 18, 2020
Close Date:
Dec 1, 2020

The Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK) at the University of Florida (UF) is seeking applications for a full-time Lecturer faculty position. The Department of APK (http://apk.hhp.ufl.edu/) currently enrolls approximately 1,130 students (900 undergraduate, 100 residential graduate, and 130 online graduate) with 24 full-time faculty members. APK students are highly motivated and engaged learners. The University of Florida is ranked 6th among public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The primary responsibilities of these faculty positions may include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the areas of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Neurophysiology, Muscle Biology, Biomechanics, Motor Control and Learning, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Assessment, and/or Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. In addition, one of the expectations is to teach courses in the graduate online program. Instructional excellence is supported by university, college, and departmental mechanisms such as the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, in-house course design consultants, lecturer promotion and merit pay plans, conference travel, summer teaching and online teaching opportunities, and instructional grant opportunities. This is a 9-month, 1.0 FTE, non-tenure track faculty position; however, summer employment opportunities are possible. Although the primary duties for this position are instructional, involvement in service at the department, college, and university level is also expected.

UF is located in Gainesville (www.visitgainesville.com), a metropolitan area of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 118 miles from Orlando, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.  The area has moderate temperatures year round and hosts abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes, and opportunities for many outdoor activities. Gainesville has an excellent school system, with a number of public schools highly ranked in the state and nation.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Applicants must have an academic doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D., D.Sc.) in kinesiology, exercise physiology, sports medicine or a closely related discipline.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate and enthusiastic towards both teaching and student learning to empower our students to make impactful economic, cultural and societal contributions, consistent with the UF mission. Additionally, applicants must possess good communication and social skills

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin October 19 and continue until December 1, 2020. Applications must be submitted online and include: (1) a letter of application with a statement of career goals, teaching philosophy, teaching interests and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Other evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching evaluations, teaching awards and/or other credentials may also be submitted on-line. Please send email inquiries or nominations to Dr. Scott Powers, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee at Scott [email protected].  

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UF offers an outstanding benefits package. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2021, but an earlier start date can also be negotiated.

For additional information regarding faculty employment at UF please visit: https://faculty500.hr.ufl.edu/   

Selected candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES) which can be found at http://www.ncas.org.

 If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 8000-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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