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Lecturer in Health and Wellness

Company: University of North Carolina at Asheville
Location: Asheville
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Position Information Posting Number F0091 Department Lecturer in Health and Wellness Rank Lecturer Specialization Health Promotion/Nutrition Tenure Status Non Tenure Track Position Summary HEALTH AND WELLNESS - The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Health and Wellness invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Health Promotion/Nutrition for academic year 2019-2020. An earned master's or doctoral degree in Nutrition, Health Promotion, Community Health, or closely-related field is required, along with demonstrated excellence in teaching and a clear articulation of commitment to student learning through teaching and advising in a liberal arts setting. The successful candidate must be qualified to teach courses in introductory nutrition and foundations of health promotion, along with additional courses that align with the candidate's qualifications and interests. Preference will be given to candidates with additional academic preparation or experience in one or more of the following areas: food politics, nutrition policy, holistic health, research methods, food systems or health communication. The person selected for this position will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester and engage in service to the institution, the community and the profession. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premier liberal arts education. Moreover, UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for more than 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member's work. The University of North Carolina at Asheville is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic and educational community, welcoming and supportive of faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and gender-identity backgrounds. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and interests align with this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to engage students from among under-represented groups and to assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences appropriate for diverse learning styles and perspectives. We expect applicants to each write a 1-2 page Diversity Statement describing: a) their experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and c) their understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal art university. Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses Health and Wellness pedagogy in the context of the liberal arts, a diversity statement (described above), copies of teaching evaluations, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The applicant should provide names and contact information for three references from whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these references should address the candidate's written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Amy Lanou, Chair of Health and Wellness, at alanouunca.edu. UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts university in the UNC system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities. Qualifications An earned Master's or PhD in Nutrition, Health Promotion, Community Health, or related field is required. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that he or she has the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization. Months per Year 9 months Division Academic Affairs Department Health and Wellness Posting Detail Information Special Instructions Summary Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate's writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair. Review of applications begins immediately. Inquiries only may be directed to Dr. Amy Lanou (alanouunca.edu), Search Committee Chair. Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal. Posting date 04/09/2019 Close date Open Until Filled Yes Anticipated Start Date 08/05/2019 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). How did you hear about this employment opportunity? UNC Asheville website The Chronicle of Higher Education Higher Ed Jobs Indeed Inside Higher Ed Job Target LinkedIn Local Jobs NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security) UNC System website (northcarolina.edu) The Urban News Twitter Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition Other Have you already been awarded a Ph.D.? Please indicate the discipline. (Open Ended Question) If you are still working on your Ph.D., please indicate the anticipated completion date. (Open Ended Question) If you have experience at a liberal arts institution, please indicate in what capacity (student, graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, faculty member, administrator, staff). (Open Ended Question) Applicant Documents Required Documents Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Teaching Philosophy Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript Unofficial Graduate Transcript Diversity Statement Optional Documents Other Documents Other Unofficial Transcript

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