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Lecturer – Health Education and Behavior

Employer
University of Florida
Location
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
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Job no: 519144
Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession
Department:26050100 - HH-HEB-ADMINISTRATION

The Health Education and Behavior Department in the University of Florida’s College of Health and Human Performance (HHP) invites applications for a nine-month non-tenure-accruing lecturer to begin August 16, 2022. This appointment, renewable annually, has the opportunity for promotion to senior lecturer. We seek an accomplished colleague who is:

• Committed to their role as a teacher and mentor to undergraduate and masters’ students.
• An innovative educator with the passion and enthusiasm to teach the next generation of health educators to make impactful economic, cultural, and societal contributions to promote health.
• Well-versed in contemporary science and practice in health education and behavior to guide students to build distinctive and competitive portfolios in preparation for their careers.
• Comfortable teaching up to four courses a semester (fall and spring) in a combination of environments that entail both physical classrooms and online learning.
• Involved in service and governance at the department, college, and university levels.

The primary position responsibility is teaching required and elective courses in health education and behavior at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching component of the position will include both residential and online courses with an expected maximum teaching assignment of four courses per semester, or equivalent assignments of effort in teaching, service, or research. Involvement in service and governance at the department, college, and university levels is also expected. Successful applicants will be given opportunities and time to expand the breadth of their teaching experience and to develop new coursework and educational programs and duties may vary.

The successful candidate must be committed to our diverse and inclusive environment and will serve as instructor of undergraduate and masters’-level health education and behavior courses each semester. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and excellence of the academic community. UF is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

About the Health Education and Behavior Department and the College of Health and Human Performance

The Department of Health Education and Behavior (HEB) is one of four departments in the College of Health and Human Performance (HHP). With 22 full-time faculty members, HEB currently enrolls close to 600 students, of which 25% are enrolled in online degree programs. HEB undergraduate majors make up 88% of enrollment and masters’ students at 10% and Ph.D. students at 2%. The majority of HEB students are Florida residents (88%) and HEB students are racially and ethnically diverse (48%). The HEB student pass rate for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) Exam is 92%, which is 24% higher than the national average.

Across HHP, student enrollment totals more than 2,800, with 13 on-campus and 10 online programs.

About the University of Florida

UF is ranked fifth among the nation’s top public research universities, driven by a preeminence strategy that has added 500 new faculty positions in recent years. Florida’s only member of the Association of American Universities, UF has a $5 billion annual budget and is included in the Carnegie Commission’s list of leading research universities. Our 56,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Located in Gainesville and surrounded by preserved natural areas, the 2,000-acre campus spans from UF’s historic red-brick core to a major academic health center, championship sports facilities, and tech start-up district linking to the city’s lively downtown.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The College of Health and Human Performance is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of health education and health behaviors to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale.

The University of Florida seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student community.

The City of Gainesville

As home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. The city receives high marks for its K-12 schools and healthcare, and often makes national “best places to live” rankings. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city and seat of government for Alachua County, which has a population of 269,000. The numerous parks, lakes, creeks and urban tree canopy help make the region one of the most attractive in Florida. Gainesville is central to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a two-hour drive to beaches, theme parks and nature preserves. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Application Instructions

This position was originally posted in Interfolio under requisition # 67250 and all previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Applications must include an electronic copy of the following:

  • A letter of interest outlining teaching approach and relevant professional experience and examples of teaching materials;
  • A statement describing teaching philosophy and mentoring practices;
  • Complete curriculum vitae;
  • Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references;
  • The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

For additional questions or more information, please contact search committee chair Dr. Joy Rodgers at [email protected].

Review of applications begins January 4, 2022. Review of applications received after January 4, 2022, will continue at the discretion of the Search Committee and/or Department Chair until the position is filled.

Final 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 education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

Advertised: 30 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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