Adjunct - Health Liberal Studies-STL

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Posting Number Quick Link for Internal Postings Classification Title Adjunct Faculty Working Title Adjunct - Health Liberal Studies-STL Department School of Teaching and Learning Salary Range Position Summary

The School of Teaching and Learning often, but not always, has the need for part-time instructors. We invite applications to be submitted for potential openings in the field of Health Liberal Studies.

Adjunct faculty generally teach one to three classes (up to nine credit hours) in the program that is your specialty. Compensation is paid per class. Contracts are offered on a semester by semester term.

These postings are continuous in order to develop a qualified pool of interested candidates. If your academic area or interest/expertise meets the programmatic needs of WCU at any time, you will be contacted to discuss proposed teaching opportunities.

For undergraduate teaching in the Liberal Studies Program, the applicant must have a master’s degree in Heath and/or Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Public Health, or master’s degree with a concentration (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours) in the teaching discipline.
For graduate teaching the applicant must have a doctoral degree in the expected teaching discipline.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

Expertise and experience in teaching health and/or physical education in k-12 and/or post-secondary environments is preferred. The successful applicant will teach health liberal studies courses and health and physical education courses as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Health and/or Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Public Health, or related field or a master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in teaching discipline).

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching and/or work-related experience with university students. Licensure (or eligibility)) in health and/or physical education in k-12 schools.

Physical Demands Posting Text

Open Date 07/16/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates must apply online.

Please attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a list of three references (include the names and full contact information); and unofficial transcripts.

A letter of interest and copies of licenses or certifications in your specific field are optional attachment.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. List of references
  2. DD-214
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Posted: 2/25/2019
Application Due: 6/12/2019
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