Do you love working in an academic environment? Do you love teaching and mentoring students, helping to shape the future? If so, we have the job for you! Shaw University is looking for Part Time (Adjunct) Faculty, Exercise Science: Fitness & Wellness. Reporting to the Department Head, the Adjunct Faculty of Exercise Science: Fitness & Wellness teaches traditional and/or non-traditional college-level students, at on-campus and/or off-campus sites on weekdays and/or weeknights and Saturdays. In addition to the utilization of a variety of teaching strategies, full-time teaching faculty must provide student assistance and advice in their subject area, participate in student orientation sessions, pursue scholarly activities and development, engage in service the University and to the community, attend official functions, and serve on faculty committees.
Essential Job Functions:
Demonstrates acceptance and support of the mission and goals of the University.
Effectively teach knowledge-relevant college-level Exercise Science courses, with a commitment to providing excellence in education.
Present course teachings in such a way that students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, to increase motivation, to develop a positive self-image, and to clarify their values.
Actively engages in planning, developing, and improving curriculum offerings.
On the first day of class, provides each student a copy of a course syllabus that conforms to University-approved requirements.
Teaches the course in accordance with the course syllabus.
Informs students of the course objectives and requirements, explains the grading system and attendance policy, and provides a bibliography of suggested readings.
Participates in orientation sessions conducted each semester by the Department Head or Adult Degree Program Director as applicable.
Ensures that undergraduate students are aware of tutorial and support services of the Academic Support Center, which includes advising, tutorials and first year programs, and all other departmental workshops associated with student learning.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Education and/or Experience
Master's Degree in Exercise Science or related with at least 18 graduate credits required; Ph.D. in Exercise Science preferred
Minimum of two years' experience in academic setting preferred.
Administrative experience in an educational setting is desirable.
Should relate well with others and promotes a positive demeanor.
Demonstrated success teaching at the college level.
Recent experience in a higher education setting.
Candidates with teaching experience and expertise in an additional area also offered in the assigned department is highly desired.
Knowledge and experience in using instructional technology.
Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the organization. Vision, commitment, and experience in achieving goals and pursuing excellence is critical. Strong oral and written presentation skills. Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team. Excellence in organization, decision-making, problem-solving, and creating a collaborative environment. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English.
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A current, fully complete resume or curriculum vitae
Unofficial graduate transcripts for credentialing
An application cover letter with statements of teaching philosophy and research interests
Three references, which you can provide with your application.
Following the Human Resources office's receipt of a candidate's fully completed application package for a current job opening, then an applicant can be considered for employment, with their application information submitted to the recruiting manager/selection committee for review.
Any potential hire is contingent upon the FINALIST candidate's ordering OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS of the HIGHEST GRADUATE-LEVEL DEGREE(S) awarded to be sent DIRECTLY FROM the awarding institution(s) DIRECTLY TO the Shaw University Human Resources Department at 118 E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Hand-delivered sealed transcripts will not be considered as official - they must be received directly from the awarding institution(s).
Shaw University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the first historically black institution of higher education in the South and among the oldest in the nation. Founded in 1865 by Henry Martin Tupper, our mission is to advance knowledge, facilitate student learning and achievement, to enhance the spiritual and ethical values of its students, and to transform a diverse community of learners into future global leaders.
We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.