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Assistant Professor in Community Health Education
About the Position: Assistant Professor in Community Health Education. Full-time tenure-track position beginning September 15, 2014.
About the College/Department: The PEHR Department, within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has a full-time faculty of 14, and offers five degree programs including a B.S. in Community Health, B.A.E. in Physical Education and Health, B.S. in Kinesiology, B.A. in Recreation, and a M.S. degree in Human Movement and Performance.   The PEHR Department and Community Health Program support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities, and encourage applications from diverse candidates.

Community Health Program: The Community Health Program is a nationally approved program, receiving this status in 2011 from the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) and the American Association of Health Education (AAHE) [SABPAC]. The major is a competency-based curriculum with a combination of content courses and theory/process/experiential courses which are based on the skills needed to meet the requirements of entry-level health educators. It prepares graduates to become Certified Health Education Specialists through NCHEC, Inc. To learn more about the Community Health program, visit http://www.wwu.edu/pehr/health/.  
Position Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses including Society and Sex, Introduction to Public Health, Program Planning and Implementation in Health Education, Health Communication and Social Marketing, and Health Education Grades K-8. Teaching responsibilities may include other courses to meet the changing competencies of health educators. Advise community health students. Conduct research and disseminate findings through professional channels. Provide service to the program, department, university, community, and profession.
Required Qualifications:
  • An earned Doctorate in Health Education, Community Health, Public Health, or closely related field by date of appointment
  • Demonstrated evidence of effective teaching
  • Evidence of scholarly contribution to the field or potential for scholarly contribution
  • Evidence of service to community/profession
Preferred Qualifications:
  • CHES or MCHES certification
  • Commitment to campus-community partnerships
  • Experience working effectively with a diverse student body and faculty
  • Successful university-level teaching
  • Student advising experience
  • Internship supervision experience
  • School and community health experience
Academic Emphasis: Community Health Education
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA   
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
Submit all application materials via WWU’s Electronic System for Employment (EASE): https://jobs.wwu.edu. An interested candidate should submit:
  • A letter of application establishing qualifications, experience, and research interests;
  • Curriculum vita;
  • Graduate school transcripts;
  • Sample teaching evaluations; and
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing the qualifications in teaching and scholarly endeavor
Other Information: Address inquiries to:

Sue Hutchings, Administrative Manager
PEHR Department
Western Washington University
516 High Street, MS 9067
Bellingham, WA 98225-9067

Tel: 360.650.7227
Fax 360.650.7447
E-Mail: Sue.Hutchings@wwu.edu
Job Posted: 7/24/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins November 13, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130375
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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