State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) of Health Promotion and Wellness

The Department of Health Promotion and Wellness in the School of Education at SUNY Oswego invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position (10-month position) to begin Fall 2019. 

Posting Date: August 20, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or

Date of Appointment: August 2019

Description of Responsibilities:
The Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Wellness will:

  • Teach residential and on-line undergraduate Wellness Management majors on the SUNY Oswego campus and online using Blackboard. Future instruction will include teaching at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse, NY and graduate courses as needed on-line. Courses could include, but are not limited to: Introduction to Health Promotion and Wellness, Health Promotion Program Planning, Health Program Implementation, Health Program Research and Evaluation, Health Disparities, Disease: Lifestyle & Environment, Nutrition, Drug Use and Abuse, Human Response to Stress, Wellness and Addictions and Health and Technology.
  • Advise Wellness Management undergraduate majors and minors.
  • Provide service to the department, the School, the College, the profession, and 

       the community.

  • Contribute to ongoing program development with a focus on wellness coaching, an interactive wellness lab, and a graduate program.
  • Collaborate in community-based research in social determinants of health, health disparities, health communication, and/or interactive health technologies. 
  • Promote students’ ability to succeed in a multicultural and global community.

In addition, the Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Wellness will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues

Required Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate in Health Promotion, Public Health or closely related field. ABD considered with degree completion in two years from date of appointment.
  • Experience in serving diverse populations and applying the principles of equity and social justice.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification 
  • Experience and use of technology for health and wellness application 
  • Interest or certification in Wellness Coaching
  • Experience teaching online
  • Experience teaching at the college-level with a focus on active learning.
  • A demonstrated record of working collegially with faculty, students, staff and other colleagues. 

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae (CV)/resume, copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, one page diversity statement, one page teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

Files must be complete (all documents required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts and are required prior to hiring.  

Inquiries about the position can be made to Search Chair: Dr. Amy Bidwell, (315) 312-6386 or Dr. Sandra Bargainnier, Department Chair,, (315) 312-6386.

Description of Department:  The Department of Health Promotion and Wellness is a vibrant and expanding department offering a B.S. degree in Wellness Management. The BS in Wellness Management is offered on campus and on-line. The department is leading the way in distance education and is part of Open SUNY Plus as it offers a 100% on-line advanced graduate certificate in Health and Wellness. Minors include Nutrition, Athletic Coaching and Health Sciences. Eight full time faculty focus on healthy behavior change across the lifespan with a special focus on exercise, nutrition, wellness coaching, social justice and interactive health technologies. 

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Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

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Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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