Open Rank - Lecturer or Teaching Assistant Professor

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Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Open Rank - Lecturer or Teaching Assistant Professor

Anticipated Hiring Range:

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

Work Schedule:

Hours may vary.

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 eight credit hours per semester with a focus on somatic, dance, and health and fitness related classes.
  • This position will also include departmental and university committee participation, as well as equipment planning and procurement for areas of expertise.
  • Teaching somatics courses (Yoga, Pilates) will be the main focus and other dance, 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.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Requires 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.

Other Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have expertise in either Pilates mat, and/or Yoga, as well as other health/fitness/minor courses offered by the department.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMA Certified Teacher (or equivalent) or RYT 200 (or above) certifications are preferred. It is preferred that candidates have expertise in teaching several of the following departmental courses. Examples include: gymnastics, fitness (aerobics, water aerobics, weight training, running), ultimate frisbee, racquet sports, aquatics (scuba, lifeguard training, swim instruction), and/or dance (from several of the following genres: jazz, tap, clogging, social dance, country dance, hip hop, Native American dances, or dances from Africa, Asia, South or Central America, or their diasporic forms).

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • Current First Aid and CPR/AED certification is required and must be maintained.

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):

1.00 FTE


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: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time