Assistant Professor of Health Promotion Studies

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 the Department of Health Promotion & Exercise Sciences (HPX.)
The School of Professional Studies is comprised of four departments: Education & Education Psychology, Health Promotion & Exercise Sciences, 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. In addition, the HPX department is exploring a program to prepare students for a Master’s degree in Athletic Training. The HPX department is in the process of conducting a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation self-study. For more information, please visit the department’s webpage:
Position Summary: Primary teaching responsibilities are in support of the Health Promotion Studies BS degree, with a concentration in Wellness Management. Courses may include: introductory courses in health promotion in support of the health and wellness competency, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and content-specific option courses. Other responsibilities include assisting with the implementation of the Athletic Training preparation program, advising students, serving on HPX Department, SPS, and University committees, supervising student interns, supporting the HPX Department’s on-going Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation process, and engaging in creative and professional activities.
Qualifications: A Doctorate degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, Exercise Science or related field is required (ABD considered). Documented teaching experience at a university/college is required. Preference will be given to applicants with health and wellness program development. Experience in community and/or public health is preferred. Additional preference will be given to applicants with: current MCHES/CHES certification; experience in collaborative coursework with fellow faculty and community partners; experience with service and/or experiential learning; well- rounded experience in public health, wellness management, athletic training and exercise sciences.
WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.
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 #700-509. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by January 5, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.
State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire and to please return the completed form to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. The Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire, can be found on the following link: .pdf

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