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Teaching Faculty I (OPS) - Lower Level Seminar Fall 2022 (Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences - ...

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Job Title: Teaching Faculty I (OPS) - Lower Level Seminar Fall 2022 (Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences - Medicine)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 51880

Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences – College of Medicine

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) B.S. Degree Program is to educate students who aspire to enter health care. The IMS Degree Program’s rigorous science core curriculum, individualized advising, experiential service learning, and developmental seminar and capstone course sequence enables its majors to reach their potential academically and personally, to determine a career path best suited for them, and to develop the skills, attitudes, and acumen to attain their career goals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Teaches undergraduate students about health careers, teaches and evaluates the basics of scientific writing, the values of patient-centered care, and how to develop a health-related Career Portfolio. Instructors engage students in reflective exercises and discussions to help them identify the best career and professional option.

This position requires creating and implementing active and engaging lessons that infuse the course learning objectives. More specifically, the following courses are taught:

  • IHS 1100 Freshman Seminar – Focus: Health Professions
  • IHS 2121 Sophomore Seminar – Focus: Patient-Centered Care, Populations
  • IHS 3122 Augmented Seminar – Focus: This course is designed for transfer students or those adding the major after their Sophomore year, combining IHS 1100 and IHS 2121 modules.

Creates hands-on activities, incorporating the students’ field experiences to reflections. Office hours availability, as well as detailed and fast (5-7 days) assignment feedback are expected. Attendance to bi-weekly meetings throughout the semester for professional training is required.


Academic graduate degree (e.g. M.A., M.S., M.S.W., M.P.H., Ph.D., etc.) from an accredited institution in public health, behavioral science, life sciences, social work, social science, education or related field with professional (applied and research) experiences in health care related areas. Graduate students currently pursuing a doctoral degree in these areas with professional (research and applied) experiences in healthcare related areas are also encouraged to apply.

  • The successful candidate must have classroom teaching experience, preferably at a college level with a demonstrated track record of effective teaching.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the career options available in the healthcare field, and ability to mentor and advise students.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Possess organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as promote an environment that is student-centered and value a culture of diversity, mutual respect, teamwork, and open communication for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Expertise using Canvas or equivalent software to engage students in active learning, ensuring that learning objectives are met.
  • Doctoral degree or highest-level terminal degree from an accredited institution in public health, behavioral science, life sciences, social work, social science, education or related field with professional (applied and research) experiences in health care related areas.
  • Experience developing and/or teaching curricular modules about healthcare careers and professions is ideal.
Contact Info

Linda Netherton | [email protected]

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is an OPS/temporary Job.


This will vary based on course demand and student need. Most courses are typically scheduled Monday - Thursday, between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Affordable Care Act

OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees who meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, please visit the Benefits website and click on Employee Insurance Eligibility.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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