West Coast University

Assistant Professor, Public Health – Online (Graduate/Non-Exempt)

Remote Online

West Coast University (WCU), a private university with the singular focus of educating health care professionals, is currently seeking an Assistant Professor, Public Health (Graduate) – Online. This is an outstanding opportunity for a professional to join a growing university as we expand our academic programs in health care and related fields.


  • Reporting directly to the Director of Online Learning and/or Online Faculty, the Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health Online supports the University in fulfillment of its mission, purpose and goals.
  • Focuses extensively on facilitating online student learning associated with prescribed course and program learning outcomes.
  • Provides professional leadership and support, and serves as an educator, role model, mentor and facilitator.
  • Creates an educational environment that fosters innovation, responsiveness, and accountability.
  • Provides program-specific expertise and is actively engaged in relevant department initiatives.
  • Supports University, Campus, and/or departmental goals in order to ensure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet student learning, workplace and placement expectations.
  • Actively and substantively participates in assessment of online student learning activities to maximize the potential for students to learn what is necessary to meet prescribed outcomes.
  • Vigorously upholds a culture of academic integrity.


  • Must have the minimal higher education background required by the program.┬áMust provide a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments including, but not limited to: education theory and practice, current concepts relative to specific subjects one will be teaching, clinical practice experience or distance education techniques and delivery.
  • Master’s degree in specialty field required. Doctorate degree preferred.


  • Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accrediting body that West Coast University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents.
  • Must maintain any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.


  • Two years’ or greater experience in teaching in a university or college setting required as defined by University’s faculty handbook. Prior online teaching experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Products, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and other MS office products as needed.
  • Prior experience working with online learning management systems to further engage the student learning.
  • Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards such as state Board of Nursing, Commission on Dental Accreditation, state Dental Hygiene Committee, state Dental board, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) or other regulators and/or accreditation bodies.