Open Rank - Lecturer or Teaching Assistant Professor

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Open Rank - Lecturer or Teaching Assistant Professor

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$40,000 - $52,000 (Commensurate with Experience)

Work Schedule:

As required by teaching schedule.

Job Location:

Raleigh NC

Department :

Health and Exercise Studies

About the Department:

North Carolina State University is a land-grant university and home to about 35,000 students and is situated in the piedmont region of North Carolina. The Department of Health and Exercise Studies is part of University College (UC). UC serves as an incubator for interdisciplinary programs and is home to a variety of academic units and programs that are uniquely situated in the university structure to engage every undergraduate student. UC faculty and staff, often through collaboration with a broad range of campus partners, provide innovative experiential learning opportunities, centralized curricular and cross-curricular programs, academic support, and other resources that enhance the student learning experience. Timely degree completion and accomplishment of academic and career goals are fostered through interdisciplinary academic programs, academic planning and support, continuous faculty and staff development, and high impact educational practices.

The mission of the Department of Health and Exercise Studies (HES) is to foster an inclusive academic environment in which to educate and inspire students to build and sustain a healthy body and mind for lifelong productivity and wellbeing. HES offers a variety of both activity and lecture courses that fulfill GEP and minor curriculum. HES’ five academic minors include Coaching Education, Health, Outdoor Leadership, Sports Science, and Dance. More information about the department can be found at

Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, and/or incorporating diverse perspectives in scholarly or creative work.

Essential Job Duties:

  • The Department of Health and Exercise Studies (HES) seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable contract faculty position to begin in the upcoming Spring 2022 semester.
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching an estimated seven credit hours (seven courses) per semester of health and fitness classes with a focus on outdoor education classes such as backpacking, basic canoeing, basic rock climbing and challenge course programming.
  • Knowledge to teach in other outdoor education areas such as mountaineering, intermediate rock climbing, sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking, whitewater canoeing, rafting, fly fishing and mountain biking are preferred. Instructor led field trips are required each semester.
  • The candidate must be willing to lead a minimum of three full weekend class trips per semester in the field and in addition, a nine to ten-day trip over spring break. Expertise in driving and loading 15-passenger vans and fully loaded trailers are required. Equipment repair and maintenance is also required.
  • Additional responsibilities will include departmental and university committee participation, as well as equipment planning and procurement for areas of expertise.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Teaching Outdoor courses will be the main focus and other health and fitness related classes as scheduling allows.
  • Presenting at multiple professional workshops, clinics, conferences, or conventions appropriate to the area of expertise during the appointment is expected at the Teaching Assistant Professor level.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Requires Master’s Degree in Physical Education, Recreation, or related field, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience for Lecturer Track. Degree must be completed prior to January 2022. Or Doctor’s Degree in Physical Education, Recreation, or related field, a terminal degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience for Teaching Assistant Professor. Degree must be completed prior to January 2022.
  • Experience teaching in programs such as Outward Bound, National Outdoor Leadership
  • Experience teaching in School, University or similar academic programs.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have teaching expertise in multiple disciplines from the following: backpacking, basic canoeing, basic rock climbing, challenge course programming, mountaineering, advanced rock climbing, sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking, whitewater canoeing, rafting, fly fishing and mountain biking, as well as other health and fitness courses offered by the department.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate preferred in Physical Education, Recreation, or equivalent.
  • Certifications through organizations such as AMGA, ACA, ACCT, PMBIA and AIARE are preferred.
  • In addition to teaching outdoor education classes, it is preferred that candidates have expertise in teaching several of the following departmental courses such as indoor group cycling, run conditioning or weight training.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • A current Wilderness First Responder certification is required.
  • A valid NC driver’s license is required. This license must be maintained throughout employment.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Successful/on-campus interviewees will be expected to submit 3 letters of reference.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

248301 - Health and Exercise Studies


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time