Faculty Position in Wellness, specializing in Health and Wellness Coaching
Location: Elon, North Carolina
Higher Education Institution
The Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education at Elon University invites applications for a faculty position specializing in Health and Wellness Coaching, beginning August 2024. Elon University is committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. The position can be a tenure-track or a lecturer position, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. Tenure-track candidates must hold a terminal academic degree in a related field, while lecturers must hold a master’s degree in a related field.
We seek candidates with a commitment to teaching health and wellness content to students, faculty, and staff from a diversity of background. The candidate will contribute to the undergraduate wellness curriculum and Elon’s General Studies (CORE) Curriculum. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in health and wellness courses including health coaching and nutrition. In addition to the primary role of teaching, candidates are expected to engage in service, scholarship, advising, and mentoring.
Qualified candidates will have an advanced degree in a health and wellness-related field. Additionally, candidates must hold the NBC-HWC credential; extensive (at least 200 hrs.) health or wellness coaching experience; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; and record of, or potential for, scholarly activities commensurate with rank. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.
Preference given to candidates holding a Ph.D., Ed.D. or relevant terminal degree in a health or wellness-related field. Candidates with a master’s degree in a health or wellness-related field will be considered.
Currently holds the NBC-HWC designation.
Experience as a health/wellness coach.
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, mentoring and/or advising that contributes to inclusive excellence.
Teaching in and contributing to a proposed Health and Wellness Coaching minor including:
Developing internship placements and processes for supervision and evaluation
Working in the community to sustain partnerships in support of the program
Collaborating with other departments
Teaching courses in nutrition, wellness, and health coaching
Maintaining an active scholarly agenda, commensurate with rank
Contributing to the broader university community
About the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education and Elon University:
Elon University is a nationally recognized leader in engaged, experiential learning that prepares graduates to be creative, resilient, ambitious, and ethical citizens of our global culture. At Elon, more than 7,000 students learn through hands-on experiences and close working relationships with faculty and staff who embrace a scholarly model built upon mentoring, collaboration, and innovation. Central to this model are the five signature programs that comprise the Elon Experiences – study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, service, and leadership.
The Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education at Elon University is a national authority on the preparation of equity-minded leaders in the fields of education, physical activity and wellness who enhance the learning and lives of children and adults. Accomplished teacher-scholars with decades of collective professional experience instruct nearly 300 undergraduates majoring in early childhood education, elementary education, middle grades education, outdoor leadership & education, physical education & health, science education, or special education. The school also offers programs for earning a Master of Education or Master of Arts in Higher Education.
Named for a distinguished Elon University alumna and former public school teacher, the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education hosts the Elon Teaching Fellows Program, a model for the preparation of teaching leaders and scholars who contribute significantly to the quality of birth-12 education and who are influential in decision-making on the local, state, national and international levels. Through an increasingly complex four-year undergraduate experience, the Fellows program challenges future teachers to think critically and embrace diversity, lead within and beyond the classroom, and participate meaningfully in a global society.
In addition to traditional study abroad offerings led by Elon faculty, the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education runs a center at the University of Otago in New Zealand, allowing for a partnership with the College of Education at the University of Otago and Arcadia University for a semester-long study abroad program tailored for teacher education majors.
Initial licensure programs in the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education are accredited under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu.
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.