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Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 29, 2024

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Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Category: Faculty
Locations: Macomb, IL

APPOINTMENT: August 15, 2024

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including but not limited to: providing general education, professional preparation, and graduate instruction in public health and related fields; engagement in a level of scholarly/professional activities and university/community service meeting departmental and university criteria for advancement and tenure.

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor, 9-month, full-time tenure track appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: .

Job Requirements:
  • Earned doctorate conferred from a U.S. regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body) in Health Education, Public Health, or Health Behavior; a doctorate in a related field may be considered if Master's degree is in public health or health education. ABD will be considered, but the degree must be completed by date of appointment.
  • Potential for scholarship and service activities that meet departmental criteria for advancement and tenure.
  • Demonstrated competence in teaching higher education courses.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Masters of Public Health
  • A record of successful teaching, including teaching graduate courses.
  • A record of service on graduate portfolios and/or thesis committees.
  • Experience in public health.
  • Experience in public health accreditation.
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed scholarly activities.
  • Experience with a variety of instructional methodologies (e.g., lecture, seminar, service-learning, accelerated courses, distance learning, online instruction, and hybrid modes).

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.

Additional Information:
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Health Sciences and Social Work at Western Illinois University offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, and a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) on the Macomb campus. Undergraduate students majoring in public health may select one of three emphasis areas: community health education, environmental and occupational safety, or public health preparedness. A Master of Public Health is available on both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses. An online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Services Administration is also offered.

About WIU

Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.

WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.

At WIU, we will:
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.
  • Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
  • Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
  • Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
  • Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
  • Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.


More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.

Student Resources

More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.

Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

WIU Intercollegiate Athletics

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

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