Lecturer position in Recreation and Martial Arts

Job description

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Health and Wellness Studies
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jun 7, 2021
Closes:: Jul 11, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 713
Position ID:: 131919

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences (DCNHS), Division of Health and Wellness Studies, seeks applicants for a Lecturer position with specializations in Recreation and Martial Arts. This full-time (10 month), non-tenure track faculty position has an anticipated start date of Fall 2021, and is renewable annually.

The successful candidate will possess strong teaching and evaluation skills with an extensive background in Recreation/Team building activities as well as Martial Arts. This position includes fulfilling the role of course coordinator for the Martial Arts Program within the Health and Wellness Studies Department. In addition to teaching courses in Recreation/Team Building, and the Martial Arts curriculum oversight, this position will include other administrative duties regarding facilities and equipment management. We are seeking applicants with expertise and certifications at the National and International levels of Martial Arts Training with a transdisciplinary approach to health and wellness. The opportunity to teach other fitness-based courses within the curriculum is available. Collaborative qualities of the candidate are essential as evidenced by previous work on cooperative interdisciplinary projects and/or previous courses taught.

Preference will be given to candidates who have taught in higher education and have experience teaching Recreation, Martial Arts, fitness-based exercise, and health-related courses in a traditional and on-line environment. The position will require teaching general education courses as well as courses in the Health and Wellness Studies Minor. Additional faculty responsibilities may include student advising, committee assignments, scholarship, and service to the university. Experience with a variety of technology including on-line learning environments and innovative classroom teaching is preferred. Having additional relevant exercise and wellness related certifications as well as participation and membership in professional organizations is encouraged.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and academic preparation. Application review will begin as soon as possible and remain open until the position is filled. The position reports to the Director of Health and Wellness Studies.


Qualified applicants must hold a Master's degree with preference given to doctoral candidates (ABD) or (PhD) in a Recreation or health-related field. Certifications from Martial Arts Governing Bodies, ACSM, ACE or equivalent are desirable. A minimum of 3 years of full-time teaching in a higher education, recreation, martial arts, or health and wellness program is requested.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit applications, including a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three professional references to Binghamton University Interview Exchange. The Decker School of Nursing is committed to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching and working environment. Please submit your application by July 11, 2021.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 7/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time