Job Details

Position Number:

002596

Working Title:

Lecturer

Classification Title:

9-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty

College:

College of Health & Human Svc (Col)

Department:

Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences

Position Designation:

Faculty

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

Months per year:

9

Primary Purpose of Department:

The Department of Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences (http://kinesiology.uncc.edu) is a dynamic unit with an interdisciplinary focus. It is one of four academic units within the College of Health and Human Services. Our programs include: B.S. in Exercise Science (CAAHEP-accredited); M.S. in Athletic Training (CAATE-accredited); M.S. in Kinesiology consisting of an Applied Physiology Concentration (research focus), a CAAHEP-accredited clinical exercise physiology concentration, and a Sports Performance Concentration; M.S. in Respiratory Care (CoARC provisional accreditation); and a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy (CoARC provisional accreditation). Our unit is home to a state of the art Health Risk Assessment Program (https://kinesiology.uncc.edu/health-risk-assessment-program). In addition, the Department has faculty affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Biology(http://biology.uncc.edu/graduate-programs/phd-program) and the Ph.D. Program in HealthServices Research (https://publichealth.uncc.edu/degrees-and-programs/graduateprograms/phd-health-services-research).
The Department of Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences believes strongly that our intellectual community is enriched by the inclusion of diverse faculty, staff, and students. We define this diversity broadly to include (but not be limited to) race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, age, education, socioeconomic status, and religion. As a Department, we identify and promote practices and structures that support diversity development in the Department’s work. We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to join our intellectual community.

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Description of Work:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.

Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The individual in this position will teach within the undergraduate and/or graduate programs in the Department of Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences, supporting the instructional mission of the unit. These courses may be face-to-face, online, or hybrid in format. This position will include advising responsibilities; the individual in this role must advise students accurately to facilitate timely program completion. Functioning as Lab Manager will comprise roughly one quarter of this individual’s role and responsibilities.
The Lab Manager duties involve managing and supporting the daily operations of the teaching and research laboratories within the unit. This includes the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, the Athletic Training Education Laboratory, the Emergency Medical Response Classroom, the Anatomy and Physiology Classroom, the Health Risk Assessment Laboratory, the Biodynamics Laboratory, and the Systems Physiology Laboratory. Responsibilities include supporting the respective directors of the laboratories by managing the ordering/maintenance/calibration/repair of equipment, maintaining inventory, and maintaining the laboratory space as needed. Additional responsibilities may include helping with research projects as needed.

Minimum Experience/Education:

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

At minimum, a master’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, or related discipline is required. Experience with teaching (independently or assisting) clinical/scientific undergraduate or graduate laboratory courses in kinesiology, exercise science, exercise physiology, and/or athletic training at the university level is required. Given the Lab Manager duties, education regarding or experience with the equipment/tools/machinery used for each lab space is preferred. Knowledge and training regarding laboratory techniques (e.g handling blood panels, understanding refrigeration needs of cellular/molecular science research, maintaining metabolic equipment) are also preferred. Additional responsibilities may include helping with research projects as needed.

Special Notes to Applicants:

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Screening of applications will begin Feb 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://jobs.uncc.edu (search for position # 002596) and attach the following required documents to your electronic submission: 1) application letter that summarizes how you meet the requirements listed in the posting; 2) teaching statement that communicates your experience and approach to teaching (i.e., your teaching philosophy), including (a) your commitment to quality/innovations in teaching and (b) knowledge of, experience with, and commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, service, and/or outreach; 3) current curriculum vitae; and 4) contact information for at least three references. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is currently operating in-person at full capacity, so selected finalists should expect to travel to campus for an in-person interview and to follow University safety and social-distancing guidelines while on campus. Charlotte’s policies related to COVID-19 are informed by the recommendations of experts from the Centers for Disease Control, the American College Health Association, OSHA, and local and state public health officials. To inquire confidentially about this position, please contact: Dr. Tricia Turner, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].

Job Open Date:

01/04/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Date Review of Applications will Begin:

02/01/2022

Proposed Hire Date:

08/15/2022

Organization

About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/sites/diversity.uncc.edu/files/media/Campus%20Plan%20for%20Diversity%2C%20Access%2C%20and%20Inclusion%202016.pdf

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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:

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    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.

       

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