Position: Assistant Professor, Healthful Living & Fitness Education
Deadline: January 26, 2020
Posted: December 18, 2019
Job Description / Duties
The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), 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 2020.
The successful candidate will be a Healthful Living & Fitness Education generalist who can teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including, but not limited to, pedagogy / methods courses (elementary and secondary), motor behavior, and curriculum development. Further, the successful candidate will conduct research, publish, write grants, advise students, and provide community engagement and professional service. The successful candidate will also teach and provide some administrative support and pedagogical guidance in the School’s PED 101 Physical Activity / Wellness program.
Qualifications / Required Skills
Applicants must possess the following qualifications:
• 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.
• Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity in Physical Education & Health Teacher Education.
• Evidence of successful college or university teaching experience in Physical Education & Health Teacher Education courses or general education Physical Activity / Wellness courses.
• Evidence of ability to provide administrative assistance and pedagogical guidance to a general education Physical Activity / Wellness program (PED 101).
Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications:
• Have experience with or demonstrated potential for successful teaching in higher education in online and traditional environments.
• Evidence of a commitment to promoting student scholarly activity.
• Evidence of ability to contribute to collaborative community relationships.
• Active engagement with relevant professional associations and/or relevant professional certifications.
• Experience teaching Health and/or Physical Education in a k-12 school setting.
• Experience with edTPA supervision and assessment.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) has five undergraduate degree programs: Public Health; Exercise Science; Healthful Living and Fitness Education; Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management; and Recreation Therapy. The SHAHS also has Master of Science degrees in Athletic Training, Health Care Administration, and Gerontology with 4+1 options (Bachelors / Masters) with Public Health / Gerontology, Recreation Therapy / Gerontology, and Exercise Science / Gerontology, and supports a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and a Masters of Education concentration in Physical Education and Health through the Watson College of Education. Minors are offered in Gerontology; Health; and Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management. The SHAHS is home to the PED 101 course which satisfies the Lifetime Wellness component of University Studies which is a requirement of all UNCW undergraduate students. The PED 101 program includes participation in physical activity, increased awareness and development of the physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual components of wellness, becoming an informed health consumer, and the application of healthy lifestyle choices for improved quality of life.
The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. The CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join an energetic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff, and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families, and communities in the southeastern North Carolina and beyond.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.