HHP Lecturer Position

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August 16, 2019

The Health and Human Physiology Department at The University of Iowa invites applications for a full-time Lecturer (instructional faculty track) appointment to start in January 2020. This position is renewable for a total of three years (2019-2022) and renewable thereafter in three year increments. The preferred start date is January 15, 2020.  Applications are sought from candidates with a demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching in human physiology, biomechanics, exercise science, motor control, nutrition, or related disciplines. Duties of this position include teaching, service to the department, and professional development.

In 2016, the University of Iowa adopted a new policy governing the rights and responsibilities of Instructional Faculty, including the addition of promotion criteria and ranks. For more information about The University of Iowa Instructional Faculty policy: https://provost.uiowa.edu/instructional- faculty-track-appointments.

For more information on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences policy, please see: https://clas.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/CLAS%20Instructional%20Faculty%20Policy.pdf.

Iowa City is a pleasant, walkable small city, home to 75,000 people, with excellent schools, children's programs, recreation and gardening facilities, parks, public transportation, libraries, arts festivals, and many other public services. A vibrant downtown sits adjacent to campus. Iowa City is also a UNESCO City of Literature, home to the Iowa Writers' Workshop and many other internationally acclaimed writing programs, as well as to Big Ten athletics. Diversity is a growing strength, with approximately 19% of University of Iowa first-year students and 42% of area K-12 students recording minority status; many immigrant and faith communities make their homes here. Independent bookstores, arthouse films, and organic grocery markets thrive. Both the City and UI have strong commitments to sustainability goals. Median home price is in the $235K range, with a wide range of housing options, and the climate is continental, with cold winters and hot summers. Major employers include the University of Iowa, UI Hospitals and Clinics, Pearson, ACT, and others. The larger metropolitan area is home to 160,000 people, and Cedar Rapids, population 250,000, lies 30 minutes north. Major cities within approximately 300 miles are Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis; the Eastern Iowa International Airport is a 20-minute drive from Iowa City.

To apply for this position, visit The University of Iowa jobs website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu, requisition #73724. Application must include 1) a letter of interest 2) full curriculum vitae 3) name and contact information for 3 references. Screening of applicants will begin on August 15, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Additional materials may be requested following an initial screening.         

The Department of Health and Human Physiology and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Required Qualifications:  A doctoral degree in human physiology, biomechanics, exercise science, kinesiology, human motor control, nutrition, or other closely related field is required in hand by the start date.

Desirable Qualifications:  Demonstrated potential in the following areas: teaching excellence, teaching across multiple content areas, teaching across multiple formats (lab, lecture, online, etc.), engaging students using creative pedagogy, mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, developing curricula, and participation in service/experiential learning. Application materials should highlight your achievements in these areas.