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Adjunct Faculty - MA Health Education


Adjunct Faculty, College of Business and Professional Studies, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill. The College of Business and Professional Studies is seeking part-time adjunct instructors to teach in the Masters in Health Education program in the following areas:

Health Coaching: Candidates should possess the following:

  • Graduate degree in a health-related field (doctorate preferred)
  • Current certification by the International Coach Federation (ICF) at the Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), or Master Certified Coach (MCC) level
  • Documentation of 300 hours of professional coaching practice

Key skills required:

  • Ability to teach graduate level health coaching courses. Note: teaching in the coaching courses may be in person or online via synchronous tools.
  • Embodiment of a holistic perspective in both teaching content and methodology
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to teach the ICF Core Competencies and the ICF Code of Ethics
  • Ability to observe and provide both oral and written feedback on student coaching sessions

Health Education Service Learning: Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in a related field and be able to perform the following duties:

  • Mentor students through the process of contemplating, pursuing, and executing an internship in the health education field
  • Supervise students who are providing health education services to the public via local community centers and other community partners, including workshops, courses, health and wellness coaching, and nutritional consultation
  • Work with outside agencies and organizations to ensure appropriate service learning placements for graduate students in health education

Health and the Environment: Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in a related field and be able to teach the following subject areas:

  • the interconnection of human health and the environment
  • sustainable approaches to address environmental health
  • economic, cultural and social influences on health of the environment (local to global)
  • politics and economics of industrial and non-industrial food production
  • cycle of food production from farm to table
  • variables that influence consumer food choices and how these choices impact health of the individual, community, and environment

Culture, Community, and Health: Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in a related field and be able to teach the following subject areas:

  • concepts of health equity, social determinants of health, stigma, privilege, intersectionality, and community
  • culturally competent approaches to health education, with emphasis on the “cultural humility” model
  • relevance of structural competence and Health in All Policies approaches to health promotion
  • principles and importance of health activism & advocacy
  • overview of community-based approaches to health promotion

Experience in online teaching is required. Experience in Competency Based Education is desirable.

John F. Kennedy University, an affiliate of the National University System and designated Hispanic Serving Institution, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Salary range is determined by an academic rank based on education, university teaching experience and area(s) of expertise and experience.

To apply by email, submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of education/training philosophy and letters of reference to putting ADJFACCBPS in the subject line, by fax to 925.969.3451 or mail to:

John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

John F. Kennedy University is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. John F. Kennedy University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.

Because of JFK University’s commitment to diversity, we encourage people from historically underrepresented groups in higher education to seek employment at JFK University. This includes women, people of color, LGBT persons, people with disabilities, and veterans. We believe diversity at our campus is a crucial factor in achieving academic excellence and profoundly enriching the John F. Kennedy university experience. Thus, we strive to represent this in the composition of our faculty, staff and student body. For applicants with disabilities, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate specific needs you may have in the application and employment process.