Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor - Health Sciences

$67,864 - $72,000 yearly
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Flagstaff, AZ, USA
  • Oct 27, 2023
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor

Location: Health Sciences
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607527
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

About NAU

Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff—the home of our largest campus—and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members. Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU's faculty members promote learning and help students reach academic milestones.

Flagstaff is an outdoorsy mountain town with four seasons and a thriving cultural scene. Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff houses 70,000 people and sits at the base of the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

For more about inclusive excellence at NAU, visit the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Access.

About the Department/College

The College of Health and Human Services is Northern Arizona's hub for inclusive and equitable health and wellness education. With programs available in Flagstaff, online, and at 20+ statewide sites, we prepare high-quality professionals to lend a healing hand.

The Department of Health Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), is home to some of NAU's fastest growing undergraduate degree programs and currently serves approximately 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students. The department is a true multidisciplinary unit, providing six different undergraduate degree programs in five unique disciplines (Public Health, Nutrition and Foods, Allied Health, Fitness Wellness, and Physical Education Teacher Education), along with the Master of Public Health degree, and an Interdisciplinary Health PhD degree between CHHS and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Health Sciences Department lives its values, emphasizing health and wellbeing for its students, staff, and faculty.

About the Position

The Department of Health Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at Northern Arizona University, invites applicants to apply for a full-time (9-month) non tenure-track faculty position at the Lecturer (Masters degree required) or Assistant Teaching Professor (Doctoral degree required) level in Fitness Wellness. The position begins August 2024. The successful applicant will have the expertise to teach both residential and online courses on the following topics: Health Coaching Skills, Stress Management, Worksite Wellness.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Teaching load for this position is typically 12 credits (4 courses) per semester.
  • In addition to quality teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in Department, College/University, and Community/Professional service.

***This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.***

9 month, non-tenured track position.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Lecturer Rank -

  • Master's degree in Health Psychology, Health Promotion, Health and Wellness, Public Health or a related field.
  • University or community college teaching experience as the primary instructor of record.

Assistant Teaching Professor Rank -

  • Earned doctoral degree in Health Psychology, Health Promotion, Health and Wellness Public Health, or a related field. (ABD considered).
  • University or community college teaching experience as the primary instructor of record.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Full-time teaching experience in a university setting (online and/or classroom setting) as the primary instructor of record.
  • Professional experience in Health Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, and/or Corporate Wellness.
  • Nationally accredited certification in a wellness area (e.g., National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, Wellcoaches, American Council on Exercise- Health Coaching).
  • Experience with curriculum design and assessment.
  • Experience working and interacting with people from a wide variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

The successful applicant will have the expertise to teach both residential and online courses in these content areas: Health Coaching Skills, Stress Management, Worksite Wellness.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning in traditional and hybrid classroom environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to facilitate learning in multiple modalities.


Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Compensation & Benefits

Anticipated salary range is $67,864 - $72,000. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

Commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Pre-Employment Check

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Submit Your Application

Vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications received before November 20, 2023 will receive full consideration.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description (if viewing this position through the NAU HR website). Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate vacancy 607527, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word documents):

  1. a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
  2. a curriculum vitae; and
  3. names and contact information for three references.

Please do not include any other documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, DR@nau.edu, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

To apply, visit https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=607527&PostingSeq=1

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and professional and administrative staff employment opportunities with Northern Arizona University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on AcademicCareers.com

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