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of Nutrition and Dietetics

University of Central Florida: Instructor/Lecturer

Instructor/Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences – University of Central Florida 

Job Description 

The Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) at the  University of Central Florida invites applications for a 9-month instructor/lecturer position. The individual selected for this position will provide course instruction, mentor students, serve on committees, and participate in other appropriate internal activities that contribute to the advancement of the department. 

The successful candidate will be expected to focus on high-quality course delivery and student learning and engagement methods. The usual teaching load for this position is four classes each fall semester and  four classes each spring semester. This position has an anticipated start date of August 8, 2021. 

The Department of Health Sciences is the second largest department at UCF with ~3700 undergraduate students in the major and about 400 students in the minor. Strategic emphasis within the Department of  Health Sciences focuses on clinical, behavioral, and pathophysiological understanding of human health.  The Department of Health Sciences is recognized for its high quality of educational offerings. For more  information about the Department of Health Sciences, visit our website at: 

https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/healthsciences/. 

 

Minimum Qualifications 

For an instructor position: A master’s degree in nutrition or a closely related discipline from an accredited  institution; credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic  Registration; and evidence of teaching experience in nutrition or closely related areas such as health and  wellness, metabolism or chronic disease.  

Preferred Qualifications 

For a lecturer position: An academic doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in nutrition or closely related discipline from an accredited institution; credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) by the  Commission on Dietetic Registration; and evidence of teaching experience in nutrition or closely related areas such as health and wellness, metabolism or chronic disease. 

Preferences 

Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years teaching experience in nutrition or related areas, evidence of effectiveness of teaching and instructional innovation in a large and diverse academic program within a university setting, and evidence of effective student mentoring. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply,  including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: 

http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. 

Additional Application Materials Required  

The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF  online recruitment system at https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. No paper applications will be considered. 

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Suha Saleh, search committee chair, at 407- 823-6761 or suha.saleh@ucf.edu.

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