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Assistant Professor - Community Health
Cheney, Washington
Posted Nov 21, 2013 by Eastern Washington University
Category: Health - Public and Environmental Health


The College of Arts, Letters, & Education invite applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Community Health in the Department of Physical Education, Health & Recreation (PEHR) to begin September 2014.

The successful candidate will serve as the director of the community health program, advisor for undergraduate community health majors, and manage the curriculum ensuring coursework is compatible with the changing needs of the profession. Upper division undergraduate courses may include: health promotion, program planning and assessment, international health, drugs and society, grant writing and women's health issues. Additional teaching areas and responsibilities may include health education courses within the department, as well as courses in the graduate Public Health program.

As a member of the graduate faculty, the candidate will also direct graduate student research in his or her appropriate areas, as well as teach courses in the graduate curriculum. The successful candidate should have an established record of excellence in teaching and is expected to maintain a focused line of research, seek extramural funding for research or programs, and demonstrate an active professional involvement in the field of community health.

We seek a colleague who values and is passionate about students' wellness, in addition to having a passion for teaching college students about health, wellness, and performance.

Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer interest or experience in online learning and the pursuit of grants, to expand the university's endeavors in those areas.

Eastern's PEHR faculty bring to their undergraduate and graduate programs depth of knowledge and experience in teaching, research, and service. The department's undergraduate programs prepare students to complete degrees in Athletic Training, Community Health, Exercise Science, Health and Fitness, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Management, and Therapeutic Recreation. We have a Master of Science degree in Physical Education with two tracks - Sports and Recreation Administration and Exercise Science.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university that expects all faculty to demonstrate teaching excellence, professional growth, and service to the university, profession, and the community. Eastern is located in Cheney, Washington, with a second campus located in Spokane (30 minutes from Cheney), as well as additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State.

The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the nearby lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains. Department faculty have access to all Eastern's fitness facilities and our well-outfitted human performance lab. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students.

Screening of applications will begin 12/16/2013; applications will be accepted through 01/10/2014. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitive to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Doctorate in Health Education, Public Health or closely related field; ABD candidates may be considered, but doctorate must be conferred no later than the start date for the position (9/16/2014). Additionally, doctorate must be conferred from an accredited program.

-Evidence of scholarly activities relevant to the field of community health

-Interest and/or experience in online learning

-Interest and/or experience in pursuit of grants

-Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who meet one or more of the following:

-One year successful teaching experience at the college or university level

-Experience in public health or community health organizations

-CHES certification must be obtained within one year of employment-Interest in and potential for collaboration with external groups in service and research projects

-Experience supervising Masters level student research


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