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Instructor or Lecturer (Nutrition), College of Nursing

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As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

The Opportunity

The Department of Nursing Practice in the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer position to teach didactic nutrition courses for undergraduate programs. The nutrition course is a prerequisite course for undergraduate students from Nursing and other health-related disciplines. The position will be located on the UCF Orlando Campus and is expected to begin spring 2023.

The selected candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues from the College of Nursing, the College of Health Professions and Sciences, and other university colleges, remain actively involved in professional organizations, maintain scholarship in their field, and actively seek opportunities for and participate in College of Nursing faculty governance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, organizing, and delivering nutrition instruction in didactic, distance, hybrid, and/or classroom settings to promote student success.

  • Supporting and promoting the College of Nursing and departmental missions centered on excellence in teaching and learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, and service.

  • Collaborating with department chair, faculty, and peers to evaluate, revise, and develop curriculum to cultivate the mastery of course content.

  • Student advisement and mentorship.

  • Participating in planning, organizing, and developing curriculum for the Nursing Programs.

  • Service to school and university committees.

  • Assisting in evaluating and integrating nutritional content in other nursing courses.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • For an instructor: An earned master’s degree in Human Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science, or closely related sciences from an accredited institution by date of hire.

  • For a lecturer: An earned doctorate in Nutrition or a related discipline from an accredited institution by date of hire.

  • Recent experience in teaching using online platforms.

  • Recent undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience in nutrition or related fields (within the past 2 years).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctorate, Ph.D. or equivalent in nutrition or related sciences from an accredited institution.

  • National professional certifications in nutrition or related sciences.

  • Demonstrated commitment to student success and excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate education. 

  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate instructional technologies in the classroom.

  • Demonstrated scholarship (e.g., publications, national presentations) and active participation in community and/or professional organizations. 

  • Unencumbered current RN/APRN licensure in Florida with multistate licensure by date of hire.  

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/ .  In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.

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 later.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to:  Ms. Jeanelle Santana, search manager, at Jeanelle.Santana@ucf.edu.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring immigration sponsorship, including but not limited to non-immigrant visas, such as H1B, STEM, or F1, now and in the future.

Job Close Date:

Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled ’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.

  • Retirement savings options.

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.

  • Education assistance.

  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/ )

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger , and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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