The Department of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for three full-time, nine-month tenure-earning assistant professor positions to start fall of 2019.
Applicants with research and teaching expertise in the subject areas of UCF's Department of Health Sciences are encouraged to apply. These areas include, but are not limited to, clinical and community applications of human disease, pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, nutrition, behavioral health sciences, and preventive medicine. In addition to participation in undergraduate education, student advising, and mentoring, the selected candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong and well-funded research program. Assignments will include teaching, research, and service, including internal and external activities that contribute to the advancement of the department, the college, the university, and the discipline.
Strategic emphasis within the Department of Health Sciences focuses on clinical, behavioral, and pathophysiological understanding of human and public health. The department aspires to promote and improve the health and well-being of local and global communities through transformative, innovative, and inclusive education, research, and service. With approximately 4,000 undergraduate students, the Department of Health Sciences is recognized for its superior quality of educational offerings and its contributions to health care, scholarship, and service to our community. The department currently offers a major and a minor in Health Sciences, and it is in the process of developing graduate degrees in nutrition, pathophysiology, and community health promotion. For more information about the department, visit: https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/healthsciences/.
The Department of Health Sciences is housed within the newly formed College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) at UCF. The college is a core member of the newly formed UCF Academic Health Sciences Center (AHSC) along with the existing Colleges of Nursing and Medicine. CHPS hosts four academic units: the Department of Health Sciences, the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the School of Kinesiology & Physical Therapy, and the School of Social Work.
The University of Central Florida is an emerging preeminent research university in Florida and one of the largest universities in the U.S. with a diverse student body of approximately 67,500 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. UCF and its 13 colleges offer 216 degrees from UCF's main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online, and through our 10 regional locations. UCF has been identified as one of the top five "Schools to Watch" by U.S. News & World Report. The university and college stress the importance of community engagement and partnerships, and offer the unique opportunity for collaborative research and work with dedicated community professionals in a wide range of policy and management areas, both inside and outside academia.
Position Minimum Qualifications
An academic doctoral degree in a Health Sciences-related field from an accredited institution with emphasis on disciplines related to the department's strategic mission is required by the start of the appointment. Evidence of teaching experience in subjects within the core health sciences curriculum at UCF, a track record of research, peer-reviewed publications, and scholarly activities are also required.
Preference will be given to candidates who have either demonstrated or shown a clear potential for developing a strong research program that would lead to extramurally funded research within the department's strategic emphasis. Previous experience in teaching pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, health behavior, nutrition, clinical applications of preventive health, community or public health, and/or other core health sciences-related courses within a university setting, as well as evidence of student mentoring, is also preferred.
Applicants applying for this position will also be considered for position numbers 38549 and 38738.
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.jobswithucf.com. No paper applications will be considered.
Applicants must complete the online Faculty Applicant Affirmation form and submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching statement; (4) a research statement; (5) copies of scholastic transcripts and (6) contact information for three [up to five] professional references. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within thirty days of hire date.
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.
For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Michael J. Rovito, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 36217
About University of Central Florida
The Department of Health Sciences at UCF offers the university’s largest major, health sciences. Faculty members teach courses in basic and health-related sciences, including foundation courses required for admission to graduate clinical programs in fields such as medicine, physical therapy and physician assistant. Professional academic advisors work with students to prepare for clinical and non-clinical careers.