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Search #: 497072
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Lecturer


The Department of Allied Health Sciences (AHS), 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 both teaching (40%) and advising responsibilities (60%). The target start date is August 23, 2023. The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package 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 engagement.

The Department has been in a period of expansion, adding new faculty and now offering the Allied Health Sciences major at both the Storrs and Waterbury campuses to meet growing student needs. With more than 30 faculty, 750 undergraduates (40% of whom are non-white), 30 post-baccalaureate students, and 30 graduate students, the Department actively engages in educating and training the next generation of health professionals and scientists.

The Department offers an undergraduate major in Allied Health Sciences with multiple concentrations; three nationally-accredited professional programs (Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences); four post-baccalaureate programs (Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetic Internship, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Occupational Safety & Health), two master’s programs (Health Promotion Sciences, Health Care Genetics); and a Ph.D. program in Health Promotion Sciences. The AHS Advising Center in Storrs is comprised of 6 advisors who collectively work together to provide student-centered advising for all of the undergraduate students within the allied health science major.

The College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources has developed and implemented a Strategic Vision to guide the development and focus of our teaching, research, and extension programs in the years 2020-2025. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to at least one of CAHNR’s five strategic initiatives

  • Ensuring a vibrant agricultural industry and sustainable food supply
  • Enhancing health and well-being locally, nationally, and globally
  • Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through anti-racist approaches
  • Designing sustainable landscapes across urban-rural interfaces
  • Advancing resilience and adaptation in a changing climate
  • Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


    As Lecturer/Advisor, the successful candidate will:

  • Teach 1-2 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 as a contributing member of the AHS Advising Center Committee.
  • Serve on Department, College, and/or University committees.
  • Perform 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 underrepresented groups.
  • Demonstrate through teaching and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience.
  • Help develop student competency in addressing cultural, structural/systemic, and environmental factors that influence health.
  • Demonstrate leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

  • Master’s degree in a health-related field or in higher education.
  • Professional experience in a health-related field or in higher education.
  • Experience in an advising or mentoring capacity in healthcare or higher education.
  • Teaching-related experience which demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively, including small group and/or large group presentations.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

  • Two years of work experience in a health-related field.
  • College-level teaching experience as an instructor of record.
  • Two years of 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 (content area examples may include: healthcare systems, chronic health conditions, social determinants of health, international/global health, policy, aging, children’s health, bioethics, and disability).
  • Experience in understanding and contributing to cultures of inclusive excellence, including working with those who have historically experienced barriers to achieving health and well-being due to their race or ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, disability, geographic location, or other characteristics linked to discrimination or exclusion.

    This 11-month appointment as Lecturer (non-tenure track) has an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023, with a primary academic appointment at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


    Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching & Advising Statement (including advising and teaching philosophy, teaching and advising experience, ability to build upon and/or expand the curriculum, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (which may include interactions and engagement with people from diverse backgrounds, inclusive teaching/mentoring/advising practices, professional development and community engagement, integrating cultural competency into instructional practices, pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • Threeletters of reference
  • Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online will be accepted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than February 24, 2023.

    At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

    This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

    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.

    Advertised: Jan 19 2023 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Feb 24 2023 Eastern Standard Time


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