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Teaching Faculty in Athletic Coaching - Florida State University

State: Tallahassee, FL
Position: Teaching Faculty in Athletic Coaching
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: December 19, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The successful candidate will be required to develop and teach graduate-level courses online, be an advisor and mentor to graduate students, and provide service to the Center and College.

The faculty member will hold a nine-month contract, teaching four classes in each fall and spring semesters. Teaching load may be reduced for other administrative opportunities, and opportunities for teaching in summer sessions may be available.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Candidates for this position are required to have:

  • An earned doctorate (ABD candidates may be considered) in Coaching Education or a closely related field from an accredited university
  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level
  • Several years of coaching experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Online teaching experience
  • Experience designing learning and educational methods using a wide variety of learning technologies
  • Experience teaching a diverse and international student body
  • Scholarly activity, especially in the coaching field.

Additional Information

The anticipated start date for this position is August 2020.

How To Apply
Interested candidates should submit an online application at The deadline for applications is 1/31/2020, but review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until a pool of well-qualified applicants are identified. We urge interested candidates to submit materials as soon as possible.

Applicants are required to complete FSU’s online application, providing all educational details and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also include a letter of application, names of three references with contact information, and a teaching statement that summarizes the candidate’s teaching strengths and experiences as they relate to this position.

Transcripts, a teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for a campus interview.

Pay Plan
This is a Faculty position.

Tobacco Free Campus
Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Contact Information

Timothy Baghurst, PhD
Professor & Director, FSU COACH
Florida State University
1114 W. Call Street, 2201 Stone Building Tallahassee, FL 32306-4453
Phone: 850.644-3486

Employer Profile

Classified by the Carnegie Commission as a “Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity”, FSU offers 341 degree programs for approximately 42,000 students and has more than 2,400 faculty, including 6 Nobel Laureates. U.S. News and World Report ranked FSU as 18th among public universities nationally, and FSU is designated as a “preeminent state university” in the State of Florida. The FSU College of Education (COE) is ranked 28th among all public COEs in the country.

Tallahassee as a community is a vibrant mid-size city with abundant opportunities – from government internships and legislative initiatives to cultural events, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Tallahassee is located near the Gulf Beaches of Florida and enjoys abundant sunshine and a mild winter climate.

FSU COACH: Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching at Florida State University (FSU) is seeking a Specialized Teaching faculty. The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to develop the next generation of athletic coaches, joining an interdisciplinary faculty in the Center, College of Education, and University committed to reshaping the field and preparing leaders who are uniquely prepared for improving the profession.

FSU COACH is one of the first academic Centers in the United States dedicated to preparing and equipping the next generation of athletic coaches and sports professionals with evidence-based education and research that maximizes coaching excellence. We prepare future and improve current coaches by offering a newly approved online graduate certificate in athletic coaching. Plans are ongoing to expand programming to include an online Master's degree. Further, Center personnel are engaged in interdisciplinary scholarship and outreach projects that support university, local, state, national, and international organizations and individuals associated with the coaching profession.

More information about FSU COACH can be found at