Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator – Tenure Track



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School of Professional Studies

Health Promotion and Exercise Science

Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator – Tenure Track

Academic Year 2023 – 2024

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

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, members of LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities, 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. Undergraduate degrees 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 HPX department’s webpage:

Position Summary: Primary responsibilities will include serving as the Internship Coordinator for the Health Promotion Studies (HPS) program. This position requires internship supervision of up to 22 HPS interns per semester, including internship site visits; professional mentoring and internship placement for the fall, spring, and summer semesters; recruitment of new internship sites, and regular communication with existing internship sites and preceptors. The faculty is also assigned to teach the Health Promotion Studies Senior Seminar during the fall and spring terms and can be assigned to teach other major requirement courses in the Health Promotion Studies program 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 creative and professional activities.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, or related field is required. Documented ability to work with community partners and teaching experience at a four-year university/college are required. Additional preference will be given to applicants with: A terminal degree in a related field (or ABD). Previous experience supervising undergraduate interns; experience with service and/or experiential learning; well- rounded experience in public health and community health. 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 $70,729 – $82,518 and is commensurate upon candidates’ experience. Western 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 [email protected]. In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #200-036. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Friday, March 24, 2023. 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 via the following link. Any questions may be directed to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at [email protected]. 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.

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer

Western Connecticut State University serves as an accessible, responsive and creative intellectual resource for the people and institutions of Connecticut. We strive to meet the educational needs of a diversified student body through instruction, scholarship and public service.