Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The University has a strong tradition of faculty involvement in governance and in participation in professional and community organizations. To learn more about Western Washington University, visit http://www.wwu.edu
About the Department
The Department of Health and Human Development, within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has a full-time faculty of 16, 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 Development. The HHD 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. As a public institution in a state where students of color make up a growing proportion of high school graduates, Western is strongly committed to effectively serving our increasingly diverse student body. We are proud that a growing number of students of color and other diverse students are making Western their school of choice, and we welcome applications from diverse candidates interested in this faculty position.
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]. With SABPAC's phase out, the Community Health program is currently seeking Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation. 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 https://chss.wwu.edu/hhd/community-health
About the Position
The responsibilities of this position are: Teach undergraduate courses including, but not limited to: Society and Sex, Nutrition, Introduction to Public Health, Program Planning and Implementation in health Education, Organization and Administration for Health Education Program (includes grant writing), and Health Education Grades K-8. Advise community health students. Conduct research and disseminate findings through professional channels. Provide leadership and service to the program, department, university, community, and profession.
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Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body and faculty
An earned Doctorate in Health Education, Community Health, Public Health, or closely related field
Demonstrated potential to effectively teach a wide range of courses
Evidence of scholarly contribution to the field or potential for scholarly contribution
Evidence of service to community/profession
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CHES or MCHES certification
Demonstrated ability and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the classroom, department, and/or community
Demonstrated commitment to campus-community partnerships
Demonstrated ability and experience providing internship supervision
Demonstrated experience advising students in a curricular plan of study
Demonstrated experience collaborating with schools and community health agencies
Potential to provide overall program leadership
Successful experience teaching a wide variety of courses
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
A letter of application clearly addressing all required and any preferred qualifications;
Graduate school transcripts
Three letters of recommendation (Requests for letters of recommendation will be sent out through our online application system)
Semi-finalists may be asked to provide additional materials, including sample teaching evaluations.
Address inquiries about the application process to:
Sue Hutchings, Department Manager HHD Department, Western Washington University Tel: 360.650.7227 E-mail: Sue.Hutchings@wwu.edu
Address inquiries about the position to:
Dr. Ying Li Search Committee Chair and Associate Professor HHD Department, Western Washington University Tel: 360.650.3513 E-mail: Ying.Li@wwu.edu
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins September 17, 2018; position is open until filled
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); email@example.com 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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All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.
With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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