College of Health & Human Services
School of Health and Applied Human Sciences
Program Coordinator - PED 101 - Open Rank
Vacancy # 13F032
Position # 3042
The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks a visionary leader to coordinate the university’s PED 101 (Physical Activity & Wellness) program beginning fall 2013. This position is an open rank, nine-month position, with additional summer appointment as needed to coordinate the PED 101 program. Appointment as a non-tenure-track Lecturer, versus a tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, is dependent on qualifications. For a description of UNCW’s PED 101 program, go to: http://uncw.edu/shahs/ped101.html.
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for:
- Teaching courses in wellness and at least one other discipline in the School
- Communication with campus constituents
- Assessment of student needs and course outcomes
- Recruitment and evaluation of part-time activity instructors
- Development and implementation of technological support
- Providing service to the university and local communities
- Development of a nationally prominent line of research on college student wellbeing or closely-related area
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess the following qualifications:
- Doctoral degree in Health, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation or closely-related field with 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to the content of PED 101 (ABD will be considered but contract continuance is contingent upon completion of terminal degree)
- Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity on college student wellbeing or closely related area
- Evidence of successful or potential for successful college teaching experience in the multidimensional aspect of wellness, behavior change strategies, and/or physical activity program planning, and in at least one other academic discipline within the School
- Evidence of successful technology integration in course delivery including Blackboard course management system
- Evidence of successful experience leading workshops focusing on teaching effectiveness in physical activity settings
- Demonstrated knowledge of assessment of student needs, course outcomes, and teaching effectiveness in physical activity settings
- Strong communication, leadership, and management skills
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide array of campus and local community constituents
Preferred Qualifications: It is preferred that applicants possess the following qualifications:
- Previous successful experience in academic leadership positions
- Certification through nationally prominent organization such as National Wellness Institute, Wellness Council of America, American College of Sports Medicine, or State Department of Instruction
- Experience working diverse populations
- Successful research program and grant activity
UNCW is one of 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina system with an enrollment of over 13,000. It offers over 70 undergraduate, 31 master’s, and two doctoral degree programs. At UNCW, passionate and engaged teaching, learning and research are valued. UNCW, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. UNCW is unique in its dedication to combining a commitment to excellence in teaching with research opportunities for student involvement. Located in the port city of Wilmington, the university is situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.
To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at http://consensus.uncw.edu. A letter of application that describes academic qualifications, a curriculum vitae detailing teaching, research, service, and leadership experience in health-related programs, a philosophy about required wellness as part of a general education curriculum, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to Chair, Search Committee for the Lecturer – PED 101, College of Health and Human Services, and attached to the online application - not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Jennifer Coombs at (910) 962-3196. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 9, 2012; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information about the institution is available through http://www.uncw.edu/.
UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.