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Assistant Professor of Health Promotion-Wellness

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Health & Human Performance

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion-Wellness in the Health and Human Performance department. This is a tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 2023. This position has a salary of $51,000 - 55,000.  


This is a tenure-line position that includes responsibilities of teaching department major courses such as: Private/Corporate Wellness Administration and Management, Worksite Wellness, Seminar in Health Promotion, Foundations of Wellness and may include some of the following courses: Emotional Health, Human Nutrition, Fitness Testing and Prescription and Exercise Prescription for Special Populations. Additional department responsibilities include academic advising, involvement in undergraduate research and service.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Health Promotion or related field, or ABD in Health Promotion or related field with completion of degree required by August, 2024.
  • Experience working with an undergraduate population and be willing to engage undergraduates in research lines. 
  • Demonstrated strong verbal, written, and pedagogical skills.
  • Minimum two years’ experience teaching at the university level

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The Department of Health and Human Performance includes three emphases: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Physical Education. Our Exercise Science emphasis is designed to prepare graduates for the professional workplace research setting and acceptance into graduate schools. Students within our department have continued into graduate school in a number of areas including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic School, Cardiac Rehab, and Exercise Physiology.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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How to Apply:

To apply, please submit the following items through our online applicant portal by March 5, 2023. Priority will be given to candidates who submit their materials by the deadline. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

  1. A letter of application, addressing all qualifications listed above, including technical skills and experience.
  2. A current curriculum vita.
  3. Names and contact information of three references.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Matt Fencl, Health & Human Performance Department Chair at 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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