Part-Time Faculty, Community Health

Part-Time Faculty, Community Health

We are searching for an experienced Part-Time Faculty, Community Health at our Detroit campus location.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.

Essential Functions (Job Duties):

Teaching Opportunities

The B.S. & M.S. in Community Health program located in the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies in the College of Education at Wayne State University invites applicants to submit applications for part-time faculty (adjunct) positions to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses (up to 8 credit hours). The Community Health program prepares students for careers in the broad fields of community and public health by offering innovative, hands-on coursework and capstone paid and unpaid internships. Students who complete Community Health degrees typically obtain employment in organizations such as, public/private health-related agencies, local/state/national health departments, hospitals, health insurance companies, organizations implementing worksite/corporate wellness programs, a variety of community-based organizations and projects (such as smoking cessation programs, health and cancer associations, substance abuse agencies, community nutrition interventions, HIV/AIDS prevention programs, and injury prevention initiatives), and many more.

Applicants will be reviewed periodically and considered for teaching opportunities as they arise (the need for part-time faculty varies from semester to semester).

Sample Courses

Foundations of Health and Health Promotion
Dynamics of Personal Health
Wellness, Health Promotion & Advocacy
Health Assessment
Advancing Policy in Community Health
Nutrition and Health Education
Human Disease
Sexual Health and Reproductive Health
Measurement and Evaluation in Community Health
Health Program Planning, Design & Implementation
Health Psychology
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Health Behavior Theory
Grant Writing and Management in Health Sciences


Master’s degree in Health Education, Community Health, Public Health or related field.

Minimum of three years of industry experience or three years of teaching experience in higher education

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional Community/Public Health professional certifications (e.g., Certified Health Education Specialist –CHES, Master Certified Health Education Specialist –MCHES), certified Health Coach). Evidence of expertise and effectiveness in online instruction.


H10 - Health & Physical Education

Primary Department:

H1007 - Kinesiology & Health Sports Studies

Employment Type:

Temporary Employee

Job Type:

Full or Fractional Time

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Compensation Type:

Hourly Wage

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Job Openings:


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Reposted Reason:

None (New Requisition)

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Background Check Requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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