Instructor or Lecturer, Health Professions

Orlando, Florida
Sep 01, 2023
Oct 31, 2023

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The Opportunity

The Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-month non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer position. The expected start date is Fall 2024. Candidates with expertise in human nutrition and nutritional management of chronic diseases and conditions are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Health Sciences is home to 15 full-time faculty and approximately 3600 undergraduate students in the major and about 400 students in the minor. We offer an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences with two tracks – Pre-Clinical and Health Promotion. The Department of Health Sciences is recognized for its high quality educational offerings and growing research impact. For more information about the Department of Health Sciences, visit our website at: UCF Department of Health Sciences - College of Health Professions and Sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and potentially graduate courses while demonstrating high quality course delivery and student learning and engagement. They will be expected to mentor students and provide them with sound advice for professional development; participate in internal and external professional service activities; and demonstrate collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential. The teaching load for this position is 4/4.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned master's degree (for an instructor) or doctorate, Ph.D. or equivalent (for a lecturer) in nutrition or a closely related discipline from an accredited academic institution by the start of the appointment.

  • Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate, or its equivalent in nutrition or a closely related discipline from an accredited academic institution.

  • Demonstrated teaching experience and effectiveness as the instructor of record at an institution of higher education in nutrition.

  • Strong practice as an RDN, particularly in a clinical setting.

  • Evidence of effective student mentoring.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the UCF online recruitment system at UCF Jobs ( In addition to the online application, candidates should upload the following:

  • A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position.

  • A curriculum vitae.

  • A teaching statement.

  • Copies of unofficial transcripts.

  • Reference list with contact information for (3) professional references, not reference letters.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. 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: Dr. Cheryl Cavaliere, search committee chair, at 407-823-0654 or

Special Instructions to the Applicants:


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 (

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 240-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.


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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

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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