Ithaca College - Ithaca, NY

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The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education at Ithaca College invites applications for a tenure-eligible teaching position to begin August 16, 2013. The selected candidate will be expected to primarily teach undergraduate and graduate health content courses in health science, medical sciences, and/or applied human health to possibly include; Disease and Lifestyle, Drugs and Alcohol, Human Sexuality, Medical Terminology, Health Research and Analysis, and/or teaching first year seminars in the college-wide integrated curriculum; advise students in health sciences and premedical programs; participate on departmental, school, and college committees and activities; and have an active scholarship trajectory.

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Position/Job Qualifications

Doctorate degree preferred, ABD considered in Health, Medical or Public Health Sciences, Nursing or Medicine with evidence of scholarship and promise of continued scholarship. College teaching experience preferred.

Department description

The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education programs build on a long tradition of excellence. Our approach emphasizes theory into practice, as our majors apply what they have learned through fieldwork, internships, and student-teaching experiences. As a result, our students develop the critical skills essential for professional practice in addition to gaining a strong foundation of knowledge in health promotion and physical activity.

The department prepares students to take an active role in the promotion of health and physical activity, with a focus on enhancing people’s well-being through education in school and community settings, practicing in the health sciences, and leadership in health policy and management.

College description

Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7000 students, offers a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Our new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students.

Instructions for submitting your application

Interested applicants should apply online at and attach a letter of application, CV, and a list containing the contact information for at least three professional references. Questions about the online application process should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000. Additional inquiries about the position may be made by contacting Dr. Julia Lapp at (607) 274-3943 or Screening of applicants will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 15, 2012.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

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