Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Promotion and Education

Normal, Illinois, United States

Job description

The Department of Health Sciences (HCS) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Promotion and Education beginning August 16, 2017.

Candidates will be expected to provide excellent teaching in undergraduate professional preparation courses, develop a focused area of research, including publication in refereed journals, and provide service to the campus and professional communities.

The Health Promotion and Education Program in the Department of Health Sciences: The Department of Health Sciences (HSC) (, in the College of Applied Science and Technology, has 19 tenure and non-tenure track faculty members, a full-time academic advisor and one civil service support staff member. The HSC faculty and staff are committed to student-centered departmental and programmatic excellence. The Health Promotion and Education Program (with about 125 undergraduate majors) began in 1973 and is committed to providing extraordinary learning opportunities that prepare graduates to be in-demand in the workplace.

Salary, Rank and Tenure: The position is a nine-month, probationary tenure-track position. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Required Qualifications

-Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Health Promotion and Education or closely related field. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 1, 2018, will be considered.
-Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
-For consideration at the associate level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarship.

Desired Qualifications:

-Two years of teaching experience in higher education is desirable

Illinois State University and the College of Applied Science and Technology: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. Illinois State University ( is a fiscally sound university that is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) ( includes seven departments and is dedicated to providing a technology-rich environment with real-world experiences and hands-on learning. As a result, 98 percent of CAST graduates are employed in a field related to their major within six months of graduation.

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is conveniently located in the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal in the heart of Central Illinois. A community of approximately 167,000 people, Bloomington-Normal is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, Lincoln College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. Forbes magazine recently rated Bloomington-Normal No. 15 out of 168 best small metros for business. The community has distinguished itself through outstanding school systems, healthcare, parks and recreation, a vibrant culture of performing arts, and economic growth and opportunity. Bloomington has also been recognized on CNN Money’s list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Bloomington-Normal is within 200 miles of large metropolitans such as Chicago and St. Louis. For more information, visit

How to apply

Initial review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals should submit an online application and include the following:
-A letter of application describing experience and fit with the position;
-Document describing your teaching philosophy,
-Names and contact information for three references (name, address, telephone, and email).

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Illinois State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans.

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