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Assistant Professor in Community Health Education

TT Assistant Professor in Community Health Education at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA

About the University:

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 


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



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.


  • 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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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


View the full job description and application instructions online here.