Teaching Assistant Professor in Health and Well-being - College of Applied Human Sciences

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 1, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Nutrition, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Teaching Assistant Professor in Health and Well-being

Through its ongoing Academic Transformation process, West Virginia University is creating a new College of Applied Human Sciences, by joining the College of Education and Human Services and the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences . The new College will be in place on July 1, 2022. The new School of Counseling and Well-being that will be within the new College invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position in Health and Well-being. The position appointment is for the Morgantown campus beginning August 2022. WVU values intellectual diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues; and the new School has a commitment to uphold these values.

We are seeking a highly-qualified individual who will contribute to the mission of the institution by working with faculty, learners, and community partners in a dynamic and collaborative environment. The successful candidate will teach in-person and online courses in the Health and Well-being major. Primary courses for instruction include: Foundations of Health Education, Core Concepts in Health Education, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation for Health Educators and Enhancing Community Well-being. Candidate will be expected to provide service to the school, college, university, and profession.

Teaching positions at WVU are full-time, non-tenure track; this position does not include a research component.

This 9-month position will begin on August 12, 2022. Summer teaching opportunities may be available.

Qualifications :

Qualifications that must be met by time of appointment.
• An earned doctoral degree in Health Education or a closely related area at time of appointment OR a master’s degree in Health Education or a closely related area and extensive industry experience (at least three years) in the health and wellness profession.
• Demonstrated ability to teach college-aged populations.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
• Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
• Evidence of innovative and effective teaching with adult learners including in an online format.

Preferred Qualifications.
• Evidence of Professional Certifications related to health and wellness.

Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2022 and will remain open until filled.

To apply, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references. The letter of application should address the applicant’s ability to meet the responsibilities of the position and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within the classroom and beyond. For further information regarding this position, please contact please contact: Dr. Amy Kennedy Root at aekennedy@mail.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is the flagship, land-grant institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia and one of only 46 institutions nationwide defined as both a land-grant institution and a Carnegie-classified R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution. The university is also a Carnegie-classified Community Engaged institution. Ranked among the top 100 public universities, WVU offers 193 degree programs to approximately 31,000 students through its 14 colleges and schools.

West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, which itself is identified as a most preferred small city/college town in America. The immediate region has a diverse population of approximately 350,000 residents. Morgantown is also within easy traveling distance of several larger metropolitan and cultural centers, including Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, DC, and Columbus, OH.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans.

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