POSITION: Full-time, 9-month Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology, starting August, 2019.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual in this position will teach within the undergraduate and/or graduate programs in the Department of Kinesiology, supporting the instructional mission of the unit. These courses may be face-to-face, online, or hybrid in format. This position will include advising responsibilities; the individual in this role must advise students accurately to facilitate timely program completion. Participation in service-related duties within the academic unit, College, University, and the healthcare professions is also expected. Functioning as Lab Manager will comprise roughly one quarter of this individual’s role and responsibilities.
The Lab Manager duties involve managing and supporting the daily operations of the teaching laboratories and laboratory-associated courses within the unit. This includes all laboratories in which pre-majors, undergraduate, and graduate students are educated, such as the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, the Athletic Training Education Laboratory, the Emergency Medical Response Classroom, the Anatomy and Physiology Classroom, the Health Risk Assessment Laboratory, the Biodynamics Laboratory, and the Systems Physiology Laboratory. Responsibilities include managing inventory, tracking and ordering supplies, handling the maintenance of various instruments, and ensuring the general cleanliness of laboratory spaces. The position supports all formal laboratory courses, mentored independent study courses, thesis courses, and dissertation courses that occur in the designated laboratories. Responsibilities also include ensuring that teaching assistants are trained on laboratory equipment as well as inventorying and ordering laboratory supplies and equipment when needed, calibrating and maintaining lab equipment, acting as the point of contact for manufacturers, calling service technicians for broken equipment, and organizing quotes/prices for the purchase of new equipment. The Lab Manager also supports the Health Risk Assessment Program by assisting with the handling of inquiries about participating in the program, organizing/scheduling participants in the lab, performing assessments (in the lab and/or community), and training new individuals to conduct the assessments. As needed, the Lab Manager will create new lab manuals and signage updates for procedures, equipment use, and safety and risk considerations; refine and teach new lab techniques; refine the flow and teaching of students within the lab classes for most efficient instruction; refine the set-up of different equipment packages to optimize student use, and seek out and order new equipment and supplies with the latest technology to ensure students receive state-of-the-art training.
The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and the Department of Kinesiology (KNES) strongly support diversity among students and colleagues, and we are actively seeking applicants who can contribute to the University’s Diversity Plan (http://diversity.uncc.edu).
QUALIFICATIONS: At minimum, a Master’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, or related discipline is required. Experience with teaching (independently or assisting) clinical/scientific undergraduate or graduate laboratory courses in kinesiology, exercise science, exercise physiology, and/or athletic training at the university level is required. Given the Lab Manager duties, education regarding or experience with the equipment/tools/machinery used for each lab space is preferred. Knowledge and training regarding laboratory techniques (e.g., handling and evaluating blood panels, understanding refrigeration needs of cellular/molecular science research, maintaining metabolic equipment) are also preferred. Necessary Certifications/Licenses Individuals with professional certifications from their respective accrediting organizations (such as ATC, CSCS, RCEP, CES, EP-C, etc.) are preferred.
SALARY: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
THE UNIVERSITY: UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university (www.uncc.edu). The 1,000-acre campus serves a diverse and growing student body of over 29,000, including 5,400 graduate students enrolled in a variety of masters and doctoral programs. Located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta, UNC Charlotte is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. The University comprises seven academic colleges: Arts + Architecture, Belk College of Business, Computing and Informatics, Education, Health and Human Services, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and William States Lee College of Engineering. The University offers 90 bachelor degree programs, 76 master’s degree programs, and 22 doctoral programs. UNC Charlotte’s faculty includes over 1,000 full-time members, with nearly 90% holding the highest degree in their fields. In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked UNC Charlotte among its top 10 "Up-and- Coming Schools" among National Universities.
LOCATION: Charlotte is a dynamic, diverse region of 2.3 million people with a strong, diversified economic base that supports outstanding cultural and recreational amenities, major health facilities, and a major international airport. One of the most visited regions in the state, Charlotte is also Charlotte a major banking center, and boasts the nation’s 3rd largest healthcare system. Charlotte is the nation’s 17th largest city, and the 13-county metropolitan area population approximates 1.5 million. The region offers a multicultural population, an array of artistic offerings, a wealth of public health and healthcare resources, thriving professional sports franchises, and the benefits of both the mountains and the ocean in an excellent all year-long climate.
APPLICATION: Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Screening of applications will begin March 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://jobs.uncc.edu(search for position # 002596) and attach the following required documents to your electronic submission: 1) application letter that summarizes how you meet the requirements listed in the posting; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) contact information for at least three references; and 4) teaching statement that communicates your experience and approach to teaching (i.e., your teaching philosophy), including (a) your commitment to quality/innovations in teaching and (b) how you will incorporate a commitment to diversity. To inquire confidentially about this position, please contact: Kim Clark, Search Committee Chair, at (704) 687-0706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.
Internal Number: 002596
About University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The Department of Kinesiology (http://kinesiology.uncc.edu) is a
dynamic unit with an interdisciplinary focus. It is one of four academic units within the
College of Health and Human Services. Our programs include: B.S. in Exercise Science
(CAAHEP-accredited); the new M.S. in Athletic Training (CAATE-accreditation pending);
M.S. in Kinesiology consisting of an Applied Physiology Concentration (research focus)
and a CAAHEP-accredited clinical exercise physiology concentration; M.S. in Respiratory
Care (CoARC provisional accreditation); B.S. in Respiratory Therapy (CoARC provisional
accreditation); B.S. in Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science (CAAHEP-accredited). Our unit
is home to a state of the art Health Risk Assessment Program
(https://kinesiology.uncc.edu/health-risk-assessment-program). In addition, the Department
has faculty affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Biology
(http://biology.uncc.edu/graduate-programs/phd-program) and the Ph.D. Program in Health
Services Research (https://publichealth.uncc.edu/degrees-and-programs/graduateprograms/