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Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor - West Virginia University

State: Morgantown, WV
Position: Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor
Deadline: June 4, 2024

Job Description / Duties

The School of Sport Sciences at West Virginia University (WVU) is currently inviting applications for a Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor position in its Health and Well-Being program. We are seeking a highly qualified individual who will contribute to the land-grant mission of the institution by working with faculty, staff, students, 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 of instruction include Foundations of Health Education, Core Concepts in Health Education, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation for Health Educators, Enhancing Individual and Community Well-being, and Health Coaching. The successful candidate will be expected to provide service to the school, college, university, and profession (including possible clinical placement and/or program coordination).

This faculty position is housed in the newly established WVU College of Applied Human Sciences (CAHS), where academic excellence is not just a goal, but a shared passion among three distinctive schools — the School of Counseling and Well-Being, the School of Education, and the School of Sport Sciences. Our commitment to fostering an environment that champions both student success and groundbreaking research reflects a collective enthusiasm for the transformative power of education. Rooted in collaboration, our academic programs are designed to meet the evolving demands of today's world, placing a premium on enhancing personal quality of life in the communities we serve.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• An earned doctoral degree in health education or a closely related area OR a master’s degree in health education or a closely related area and extensive industry experience (at least three years) in health and wellness settings.
• Demonstrated proof of creative and impactful teaching with undergraduate learners, including proficiency in online instructional formats.
• Proven track record in driving innovation, showcasing resourcefulness, and consistently adopting a solutions-oriented approach to overcome challenges effectively.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, coupled with strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Evidence of professional certifications related to health and wellness, including Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
• Experience working with special populations in clinical or medical contexts.

Additional Information

This position appointment is for the Morgantown campus beginning August 2024. This faculty position in CAHS is full-time, non-tenure track; it does not include a research requirement.

This 9-month position will begin on August 16, 2024. Summer teaching opportunities may be available based on course demand.

Review of applications will begin on June 4, 2024, and will remain open until filled.

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. To apply, go to

Salary: negotiated

Contact Information

Dr. Dana Voelker at (School Director)
Dr. Valerie Wayda at (Chair, Search Committee)

Employer Profile

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 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.