Instructor, School Health Education

Posted: 04/02/2021

The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services in the College of Education seeks applications for a renewable-term Instructor position in School Health Education, beginning August 2021. The position involves teaching elementary and secondary health education methods and curriculum courses including the health content within multiple sections of the Health and PE for Elementary Teachers courses. The Health and PE for Elementary Teachers course is required by the state of Iowa for all Elementary Education majors. Other responsibilities for this faculty position include coordinating the recruitment, advising, and placing students in the school system for the School Health Teaching minor.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 10,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit
The successful candidate must hold a Master's degree or advanced degree in Health Education or related field.
Required qualifications include a minimum of three years of PK-12 teaching experience; demonstrated excellence in teaching health education courses; leadership experience; experience with academic program development and implementation; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.
Preference will be given to candidates with 7-10 years of teaching experience in K-12.
Applications received by May 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Susan Roberts-Dobie at 319-273-5930 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
The University is a tobacco-free campus.

Type of Employment: Full-Time