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Assistant Professor - Healthful Living & Fitness Education (includes k-12 PE&H) - UNC Wilmington

State: Wilmington, NC
Position: Assistant Professor - Healthful Living & Fitness Education (includes k-12 PE&H)
Deadline: January 24, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences at UNC Wilmington seeks an outstanding faculty member for an Assistant Professor, nine-month tenure-track position in the School’s Healthful Living & Fitness Education (formerly known as Physical Education & Health) degree program beginning August 2022.
The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including, but not limited to, k-12 pedagogy / methods courses , motor behavior, curriculum development, and intern supervision. Further, the successful candidate will conduct research, publish, write grants, advise students, and provide community engagement and professional service.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Physical Education & Health Teacher Education or related field (ABD strongly considered) with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Physical Education & Health Teacher Education.
Evidence of successful college teaching experience in a Healthful Living & Fitness Education (Physical Education & Health) or closely related curriculum both face-to-face and online.
Academic preparation and professional experiences that contribute to the ability to teach k-12 methods courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of successful college teaching experiences in k-12 methods courses.
Evidence of successful college teaching experience in Motor Control / Motor Learning / Motor Behavior.
Evidence of successful college teaching experience in a variety of Healthful Living & Fitness Education courses.
Commitment to a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Experience teaching Health and/or Physical Education in a k-12 school setting.
Experience with edTPA supervision and assessment.
Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity in Healthful Living and Fitness Education.
Evidence of a commitment to promoting undergraduate student scholarly activity.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the college and university.

Additional Information

Please note that the following is required:
Cover Letter (2-3 pages in length; please address how you meet the minimum requirements and/or preferred qualifications for this position)
Statement on Diversity and Inclusion – addresses how you will contribute to fostering diversity and inclusion in the Healthful Living and Fitness Education program and on campus
Curriculum Vita
A minimum of three professional references

Full posting:

All applications have to be submitted through the UNCW Jobs Portal.

Salary: Competitive

Contact Information

For questions please contact School Director, Dr. Steve Elliott at

Employer Profile

The School of Health & Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) is one of three schools in the College of Health and Human Services at UNC Wilmington. We have six undergraduate degree programs: exercise science, healthful living and fitness education, public health, tourism, recreation and sport, respiratory therapy, and recreation therapy and graduate programs in athletic training, gerontology and physical education and health teacher licensure. The SHAHS is a growing academic unit with over 1400 students and 52 full-time faculty.