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Instructor of Health Sciences
University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee
 
 
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Date Posted 04/16/2021
Category
Faculty-Health-Other Health Faculty
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

POSITION: Instructor of Health Sciences within the College of Health Sciences (CHS). Position #: L16629 QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of an earned Master’s degree is required in Health Promotion, Health Sciences, Exercise Science, or a related area of study. The ability to teach lower and upper division undergraduate health science/health promotion courses (e.g., Wellness Concepts, Project Management, Program Planning, Assessment and Evaluation, Public Health, Health Fitness Instruction, Health Counseling, Epidemiology) is required. The ability to teach face-to-face and online courses is required. National health and wellness certifications are desired. Effective oral and written communication skills are strongly desired. Candidate must meet eligibility requirements to begin and continue working in the United States at the time of appointment. RESPONSIBILITIES: A teaching load of 5 course sections (15 credit hours) per semester is expected. Teaching may involve traditional, online, and hybrid formats. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include supervision of student interns and service to the college, university, and profession. SETTING: The College of Health Sciences (https://www.memphis.edu/healthsciences/) offers the B.S. degree in Health Studies with concentrations in Health Sciences; Dietetics; Exercise, Sport & Movement Sciences; and Healthcare Leadership; as well as the B.S.Ed. degree in Physical Education Teacher Education. The college also offers the M.S. degree in Health Studies with concentrations in Exercise and Sport Science; Health Promotion; and Physical Education Teacher Education. A second M.S. degree is offered in Nutrition with concentrations in Clinical Nutrition; Environmental Nutrition; and Nutrition Science. The college maintains an extensive University-wide physical activity program. There are approximately 1500 undergraduate and graduate majors within CHS. The University of Memphis is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has a diverse population of approximately 21,000 students including approximately 4,000 graduate students. SALARY & BEGINNING DATE: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The position is a full-time, non-tenure track academic-year appointment. The University offers an excellent benefits package, and the state of Tennessee has no state income tax. Memphis and the surrounding areas maintain a very low cost of living relative to most parts of the country. The anticipated date of employment is on or before August 16, 2021. APPLICATION: The review of completed applications will begin April 26, 2021, and may continue until the position is filled. The college welcomes a diverse set of applicants. Only applications submitted electronically at https://workforum.memphis.edu (Full Time Faculty Positions tab) will be considered. Applicants are required to upload (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications related to teaching and service, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) three letters of reference from colleagues who can address the applicant’s professional preparation for this position. Applicants should receive a confirmation number when all application materials are received. For questions about this position please contact Shelly Stockton, PhD, Search Committee Chair, at mstocktn@memphis.edu

Minimum Position Qualifications

A minimum of an earned Master’s degree is required in Health Promotion, Health Sciences, Exercise Science, or a related area of study. The ability to teach lower and upper division undergraduate health science/health promotion courses (e.g., Wellness Concepts, Project Management, Program Planning, Assessment and Evaluation, Public Health, Health Fitness Instruction, Health Counseling, Epidemiology) is required. The ability to teach face-to-face and online courses is required. National health and wellness certifications are desired. Effective oral and written communication skills are strongly desired. Candidate must meet eligibility requirements to begin and continue working in the United States at the time of appointment.

Special Conditions Posting Date 04/15/2021 Closing Date 05/31/2021 Open Until Screening Begins No Hiring Range Commensurate with qualifications. Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible Special Instructions to Applicants

The review of completed applications will begin April 26, 2021, and may continue until the position is filled. The college welcomes a diverse set of applicants. Only applications submitted electronically at https://workforum.memphis.edu (Full Time Faculty Positions tab) will be considered. Applicants are required to upload (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications related to teaching and service, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) three letters of reference from colleagues who can address the applicant’s professional preparation for this position. Applicants should receive a confirmation number when all application materials are received. For questions about this position please contact Shelly Stockton, PhD, Search Committee Chair, at mstocktn@memphis.edu

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