Assistant Professor - Tenure Track (Health Promotion and Exercise Science)
Western Connecticut State University
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
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Western Connecticut State University
School of Professional Studies
Health Promotion and Exercise Science
Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Academic Year 2022 – 2023
Western Connecticut State University’s School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Department of Health Promotion & Exercise Science (HPX.)
WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, BIPOC, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.
The School of Professional Studies is comprised of four departments: Education & Education Psychology, Health Promotion & Exercise Science, Nursing, and Social Work. Undergraduatedegrees are offered in each of these professional fields, as well as Master’s degrees in Human Nutrition, Nursing and Education & Education Psychology, and Doctoral degrees in Education and Nursing. The HPX department currently offers two B.S. degree level programs in Health Promotion Studies and Health Education (PK-12), as well as offering courses to fulfill the University’s Health and Wellness general education competency. HPX is also the home of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. The B.S. Health Promotion Studies major has options in Allied Health Professions, Community Health, Holistic & Integrative Health, and Fitness and Wellness. For more information, please visit the department’s webpage: www.wcsu.edu/hpx/
Position Summary: Primary responsibilities will include teaching major requirement courses in the Health Promotion Studies program, content specific courses within the HPS options, and other courses as assigned. The faculty may supervise field-based health promotion internships as needed. Other responsibilities include advising students; serving on department, university and community committees; participating in the HPX department’s on-going Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation process, and engaging in professional activities.
Qualifications: A Doctorate degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Exercise Science or related field is preferred (ABD minimum requirement). Candidates need to be knowledgeable in Community (Public) Health disciplines, and in curriculum development and instructional technology. Documented teaching experience at a four-year university/college is required. Additional preference will be given to applicants with: Experience in collaborative coursework with fellow faculty and community partners; experience with service and/or experiential learning; well- rounded experience in public health, fitness and wellness, holistic health or exercise sciences. WCSU is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first generation and under-represented groups.
Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $64,422 – $85,896 and is commensurate upon candidates' experience. Western offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/. There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.
Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; areas of teaching expertise and experience, areas of service and/or leadership, research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to email@example.com. In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #900-067. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Friday, November 12, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.
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