Assistant/Associate Professor of Wellness and Adventure Education

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack M
Sep 10, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant/Associate Professor of Wellness and Adventure Education

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the Wellness and Adventure Education Program.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background,  perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.  At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

Primary responsibilities include:

Oversight in the curriculum delivery of the Wellness & Adventure Education program. Oversight of designated courses in the program. Collaborate with other program and school faculty for curriculum development, delivery, and program assessment; Teaching duties will be established in consultation with Dean of Health Professions & Education. Adherence to the Best Practices document to establish a productive, engaging on-campus learning environment is essential;To teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Wellness and Adventure Education. Specifically, classes on physical and health education; Professional Development/Research: Continue active role congruent with American Association of University Professors – Utica College (AAUP-UC) contractual agreement and professional interests; Accountability: Report directly to the Dean of Health Professions & Education. Attend on campus meetings and events as outlined by the AAUP-UC contract. Attend department meetings, making recommendations to the faculty regarding updating curriculum in the areas of course oversight. Attend School meetings, Senate meetings, and other meetings called by the college; May perform other related duties as assigned, including participating on committees, teams or task forces.


Master’s degree in Physical or Health Education required; ABD or Doctorate preferred; Certified K-12 Physical and Health Teacher required; Experience in adventure education is preferred; Experience in Therapeutic Recreation and the ability to teach in both programs is preferred.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

Application Information:

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page:

Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:

Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus. 

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.