Job description


The Department of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education seeks qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor for the Health and Community Wellness Program. The College of Education is SACS accredited and offers high level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking external funding, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels. We are the seventh largest public university in the state with students from 44 states and 75 countries. Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is rapidly growing, with programs at the undergraduate level through the doctorate, with a diverse faculty and student population. Our 645 acre
campus offers modem, state-of-the-art facilities complimented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast's best public regional comprehensive universities.

Position Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to teach curriculum in our established undergraduate Health and Community Wellness Program, conduct and publish meaningful research in their area of expertise, and engage in professional, department, and university activities. The successful candidate will have experience teaching in the following areas: health promotion/education core competencies (behavior change theory, program planning/evaluation, intervention methods, community health, etc.) and/or courses related to current issues and trends, contemporary health issues, worksite wellness, and healthy eating and active living.

Required Qualifications: 

• Earned doctorate degree in health promotion, health education, or public health or related field from a regionally accredited institution by August I, 2018 (ABD considered)
• Experience in teaching undergraduate courses in Health and Community Wellness-based Programs in both face-to-face and online environments
• Established or developing research agenda
• Established or developing record of service
• Provide internship, service learning, and experiential learning opportunities for students

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Certified Health Education Specialist or Master Certified Health Education Specialist
• Experience in teaching foundational nutrition, psychology health and/or behavior change methodology courses
• Experience in developing and delivering health education and promotion programs
• Experience working in corporate wellness or with corporate wellness programs

Application Procedure/Process: 

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 13, 2018 and will continue until position is filled. Electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, research writing sample, and complete contact information for three professional references to:

Ms. Bridgette Stewart, Search Committee Chair
[email protected]

Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check.

This is a nine-month appointment, and start date for the position is August 1, 2018, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.





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Posted: 6/12/2018
Application Due: 8/11/2018
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