The Department of Allied Health Sciences, 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 a target start date of August 23, 2020. 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, recruiting 10 new faculty in recent years to meet growing student needs. The Department is now embarking on an initiative to offer the Allied Health Sciences major on UConn’s regional Waterbury campus. With 30 faculty, over 750 undergraduates (40% of whom are non-white), 30 post-baccalaureate students, and 30 graduate students, we actively engage in educating and training the next generation of health professionals. 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 PhD program in Health Promotion Sciences. Department faculty conduct grant-funded research in obesity, HIV/AIDS, digital health, behavioral genomics, nutrition, food policy, health disparities, cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, women’s health, big data and research methodologies, and public/community-engaged health. Diversity is one of UConn’s core values, and our Department strives to be an inclusive educational institution that attracts, retains, and values talented people from all backgrounds. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a Lecturer faculty position in the Department of Allied Health Sciences.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
As Lecturer/Advisor, the successful candidate will:
Teach 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 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 health-related field or in higher education
Professional experience in health-related field or in higher education
Teaching-related experience which demonstrates ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, including small group and/or large group presentations
Demonstrated excellence in oral, written and interpersonal skills
Ability and willingness to travel occasionally to UConn’s regional campus
Terminal degree in health-related field or higher education
Two years’ work experience in a health-related field
College-level teaching experience as instructor of record
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 include but are not limited to: social determinants of health, policy, aging, children’s health, bioethics, community-based health, 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, 2020 with a primary academic appointment at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than April 6, 2020.
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
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.
About University of Connecticut - Department of Allied Health Sciences
AHS is a vibrant, interdisciplinary department committed to excellence in teaching, research, advising, and health promotion efforts. We prepare leaders for a broad range of health-related careers and contexts, giving students valuable mentorship and research experiences to propel them toward success in their professional goals. Students at all levels benefit from working with our distinguished faculty of recognized experts in areas like health behavior change interventions, promotion of healthy nutrition, genetics and genomics, clinical and laboratory techniques, and research methodologies. We have recently grown our faculty significantly, adding to the extensive portfolio of extramurally-funded grant research within the Department, and are looking forward to continuing to attract cutting-edge researchers and high-quality educators.
In undergraduate education, Allied Health Sciences is of one of UConn's highest enrolled majors with multiple concentrations designed to launch students into a variety of health careers or graduate studies. Our nationally-accredited professional programs in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetics, and Medical Laboratory Sciences produce workforce-rea...dy professionals who are prepared for licensure exams in their chosen fields. Our growing graduate programs include a Master's and PhD in Health Promotion Sciences and the innovative Professional Science Master's in Health Care Genetics, and we are currently in the process of developing a Master's in Genetic Counseling program. Additionally, our post-baccalaureate programs help individuals advance their career goals in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Occupational Safety and Health.
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