Job Positions

Prehealth and Biology Advisor

Categories: Southeast Region 4

Department:

CLAS

Institution:

University of Florida

Date Posted:

Sep 13 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

9/24/2109
 

Position Description

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center (AAC) at the University of Florida seeks candidates for TWO Lecturers to serve as a Pre-Health Academic Advisor and assist in the delivery of pre-health curriculum. These are full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure accruing, renewable positions starting November 15, 2019.

Duties

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center (AAC) at the University of Florida seeks candidates for TWO Lecturers to serve as a Pre-Health Academic Advisor and assist in the delivery of pre-health curriculum. These are full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure accruing, renewable positions starting November 15, 2019.
As a Lecturer, the candidate will be responsible for:
* Working with undergraduate students at all levels one-on-one, in groups, and through email to provide guidance through a holistic pre-health preparation process. Specific advising responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: advising students on professional school admission requirements, assisting students with professional development plans, student self-evaluation of professional school competencies and level of competitiveness, evaluation of personal statements, conducting mock interviews and guiding students through the application submission process.
* Teaching a 1-credit Introduction to Pre-health for UF/CLAS freshmen or sophomores.
* Developing and teaching one or more additional courses for more advanced pre-health students; the specific direction, focus, and content of the courses can be developed in conjunction and with the approval of the Senior Lecturer for Pre-health curriculum, and in conjunction with the Director of the AAC.
* Advising undergraduate students in the CLAS Biology major.
* Planning and participating in various extra-curricular pre-health programs and initiatives, occasionally on evenings or weekends. Examples include: providing support to the pre-health Living Learning Community, Pre-Health Kick-Off, university and community presentations, interacting with health focused student organizations, as well as participation in state, regional and national professional pre-health organizations.
* As part of the AAC team, this position is also expected to effectively advise undergraduate students in CLAS about academic requirements and policies, as well as students seeking admissions to a CLAS major. This position will also be called upon to participate in various AAC programs and initiatives and to serve as a liaison to other departments and centers in the college and other offices across campus. The Center is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

Application Process

Application Instructions Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/67336 and must include a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching excellence and accomplishments, and teaching philosophy. In addition, a list of three references must be provided on the application. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references. Application deadline is September 24, 2019. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. The final candidate will be required to provide and official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Institution Information

University of Florida

Additional Information

Contact Information

Brittany Hoover
bhoover@advising.ufl.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Qualifications Minimum Requirements:
* A Master’s Degree is required
* Previous experience working with pre-health students and programs
* Previous experience working with diverse populations
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Strong project management skills and a demonstrated ability to set and keep priorities among competing demands 

Preferred Qualifications

A Master’s degree in an appropriate area, along with relevant work experience