Assistant Professor / Health Education Coordinator

Danbury, Connecticut, United States

Job description

Western Connecticut State University’s School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Department of Health Promotion & Exercise Science (HPX.)

The School of Professional Studies is comprised of four departments: Education & Education Psychology, Health Promotion & Exercise Science, Nursing, and Social Work. Undergraduate degrees are offered in each of these professional fields, as well as Master’s degrees in 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 Wellness Management. For more information, please visit the department’s webpage:

Position Summary: Primary responsibilities will include teaching major requirement courses in the Health Education pre-K-12 program; health education in the schools for all education majors; health promotion studies courses as needed, and will supervise health education student and teacher placements in the schools. Other responsibilities include: advising students, serving on department, university and community committees, participating in the School of Professional Studies upcoming Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation process, participating in the department’s on-going Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation process, and engaging in professional activities.

Qualifications: A Doctorate degree in Health Education, Health Promotion or related field is required (ABD minimum requirement). Candidates need to be knowledgeable in both School and Community (Public) Health disciplines, and in curriculum development and instructional technology. Documented teaching experience at a four-year university/college and as a school health educator are required. In addition, experience as a supervisor of health education student teaching placements is required. Current Connecticut State Health Teaching Certification is mandatory, as well as TEAM (Teacher Education and Mentoring Program) Certification. 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 minimum starting salary is $59,668. In addition to offering competitive salaries commensurate with candidates’ experience, WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.

How to apply

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 In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #600-406. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by February 17, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer

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