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Adjunct Instructor - Exercise Science (On-Ground)

Maryville University
St. Louis, MO

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Health & Medical, Exercise Science & Kinesiology
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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 492309
Work type: Adjunct
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Exercise Science, Adjunct

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

Maryville University is accepting applications for Adjunct Instructors, specifically exercise psychology and community health/health coaches, to teach in the undergraduate Exercise Science Program on campus in St. Louis, Missouri. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

• Instruct assigned course as specified in the schedule, course contract, and provided curriculum
• Participate in welcome orientation (in person or digitally) to become familiar with the University’s mission, academic policies and procedures, expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System)
• Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, assignments, and digital lectures/screencasts (as necessary). Develop course syllabus.
• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, and assignments, using available technology with Canvas
• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectively deliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-world/practical applications of concepts covered
• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, assignments, group projects, etc.
• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thorough manner (< 2 weeks)
• Establish digital office hours through the use of University conferencing tools to provide additional assistance with student questions/concerns
• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging in the course
• Additional duties, as assigned, will vary based on course(s) taught

Applications are being accepted from candidates who have both teaching and industry experience working in the following fields:
Personal Training, Health Promotion and Wellness, Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Training, Biomechanics, Physical Therapy, or other Exercise Science-related fields.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Exercise Science or a related field
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills
• Minimum two years professional experience
• Must be available to teach in-person on our campus located in St. Louis, MO • Community wellness experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Terminal degree from an accredited institution in a related field
• Professional membership in the NSCA, ACSM, APTA, NATA, or other related organization
• Demonstrated ability to coach and assist students in achieving their academic goals

Physical Demands

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Advertised: April 04, 2023
Applications close: Open until filled


Motivated Students

Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution with nearly 6,000 students. We offer over 75 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the past two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 18 men's and women's sports at the Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in west St. Louis County. 

Outstanding Faculty

Across the wide spectrum of academic programs offered at Maryville University, you'll discover enthusiastic professors with impressive academic credentials and professional experience in their fields. From their extensive knowledge base and active learning approach, you'll gain real-world perspective and the kind of confidence that comes with being well-prepared to begin your first professional job in your chosen career.

Campus Map

On the Maryville campus, academic, administrative and housing buildings span 130-acres of beautiful wooded and landscaped scenery. Maryville has constructed 10 new campus buildings since 1998. They include the Anheuser-Busch Academic Center, Art & Design Building, University Auditorium, Donius University Center, state-of-the-art health professions facility Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker Hall and five student apartment buildings.

Inspired Teaching

Maryville is proud of its teaching and mentoring excellence. As we focus on giving you a solid liberal arts foundation, we are guided by a well-established statement of mission, vision and core values.

Special Events

For the past 11 years, Maryville has presented the St. Louis Speaker Series at Powell Symphony Hall, featuring Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Peace Prize winners, world leaders, statesmen, distinguished journalists, authors and other celebrated personalities who have enlightened, inspired and entertained our audiences.

Career Resources

Located only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis and right next door to St. Luke's Hospital and Maryville Centre corporate complex, you'll benefit from a wide variety of internship opportunities. In addition, our centers for advising and career planning will help you succeed every step of the way, both as a Maryville student and as a graduate. These include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Computing
  • Academic Success Center
  • Career Education 

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