Lecturer, Applied Gerontology

School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

College of Health and Human Services


Vacancy: #14F100
Position # 6918

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS), within the College of Health and Human Services, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks a dynamic and creative faculty member, for a lecturer appointment in Applied Gerontology. This 9-month appointment will be effective on August 11, 2014. Primary responsibilities include: teaching and managing four courses per semester; student advising; and, participation in University, College and School committees. Course teaching during Summer 2015 may be negotiated with the School Director during the course the course of the appointment.

Applicants must hold at least a master’s degree (PhD preferred) in Gerontology (or related discipline, including, but not limited to, Biology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Public Health or other health-related profession with at least 18 hours of graduate course work in gerontology or geriatrics) at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have (1) interprofessional/transdisciplinary education within health and human services; (2) experience with online education; and (3) interest in developing and implementing curricula related to diverse populations. Moreover, evidence of community involvement and engagement, as well as experience in a healthcare or human service environment, is preferred.

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences houses six undergraduate degree programs including Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education/Health (teacher licensure), Public Health Studies, Recreation Therapy, and Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management. The School also sponsors PED 101 (Physical Activity and Wellness), which serves as the university wellbeing requirement and houses the graduate program in Applied Gerontology. The Gerontology Program consists of a master’s of science degree, a post-baccalaureate certificate, a concentration in the Master’s of Liberal Studies, and an undergraduate minor.  The program also serves the undergraduate student population through the offering of an introductory gerontology course, GRN 101. The program has an outstanding legacy of service and is dedicated to enriching the health and quality of life of people living in southeastern NC. This is an exciting time in the development of the Gerontology Program, as we seek to evaluate and posture this academic program to continue to serve our students and community in the years to come.

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work.  This is an outstanding opportunity to join an energetic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

UNCW is one of 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina system, with an enrollment of 13,032. It offers 52 undergraduate, 38 master’s degree programs, and two doctoral degree programs. At UNCW, passionate and engaged teaching, learning and research are valued. UNCW, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. UNCW is unique in its dedication to combining a commitment to excellence in teaching with research opportunities for student involvement. Located in the port city of Wilmington, the university is situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the web at http://consensus.uncw.edu. A letter of application, a brief statement that describes teaching style, a curriculum vitae detailing teaching and service, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to Chair, Search Committee for the Lecturer of Applied Gerontology, College of Health and Human Services, and attached to the online application - not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Jonia Smith at (910) 962-3203. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 18, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will conduct preliminary interviews via telephone in late April. 

More information about the institution is available through http://www.uncw.edu/.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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