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  • Prehealth Advisor/ Lecturer - University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

    Job Description: 
    As academic advisors, the candidates will be responsible for:

    Interacting one-on-one, in groups, through e-mail with students at all levels who are pursuing admission to health professional programs by guiding them through a holistic preparation process.
    Advising on professional school requirements, assisting students with professional development plans, guiding students through self-evaluations and level of competitiveness, critiquing student personal statements, evaluating students during mock interviews and guiding them through the application submission process.

    Planning and participating in various extra-curricular pre-health programs and initiatives, occasionally in the evenings or on weekends. Examples include: providing support to the pre-health Living Learning Community, presenting at various university and community events, interacting with health-focused student organizations, as well as actively participating in state, regional and national professional pre-health organizations.

    Advising undergraduate students in the CLAS biology major.

    As lecturers, the candidates will be responsible for:

    Teaching a one-credit Introduction to the Pre-Health Process course 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 will be developed in conjunction with and the approval of the Senior Lecturer for Pre-Health Curriculum and with the Director of the AAC.

    As part of the AAC team, these individuals are also expected to effectively advise undergraduate students in CLAS about academic requirements and policies, as well as students seeking admissions to a CLAS major. These advisors/lecturers 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. 

    Minimum Qualifications: 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