Physical Education & Fitness Faculty

Sullivan County Community College
12759, Loch Sheldrake
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SUNY Sullivan is seeking to fill the position of Physical Education/Sports Management/Fitness faculty. SUNY Sullivan faculty has the primary responsibility of teaching and assessing student learning. Faculty duties include teaching, advising, working toward continuous improvement to pedagogy and discipline-specific content, and service to the College through shared governance and sharing one’s expertise in Sullivan County.

A Faculty member reports to the Dean of the academic division to which the individual faculty member assigned. The incumbent is a member of the Professional Staff Association.


  • Master's degree in subject area or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • New York State Licensure or eligibility (if required)
  • Experience working in related industry (for technical programs)
  • Experience in community college teaching
  • Excellent written verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Demonstrated professionalism, positive work ethic, and positive attitude which reflect both integrity and empathy in working with students.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in productive collaborative work with a range of colleagues.
  • Must be affiliated with the National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
  • Must be certified as a First Aid & CPR Trainer


Teaching and Assessing Student Learning

  • Teaching faculty will teach the courses assigned to them in collaboration with their Division Dean (Note: Workload is set by the contract between Sullivan County Community College and the Professional Staff Association). Courses to include but are not limited to Essentials of Personal Training I & II, Physical Fitness & Wellness, Advanced First Aid & CPR, Therapeutic Recreation, Introduction to Physical Education, Sport & Event Management, Heath Sciences as applied to Coaching, Theory & Techniques of Coaching, various PE Courses, etc.
  • Faculty is expected to secure optimum progress on the part of students through exercising resourcefulness, varying classroom procedure, and demonstrating a genuine and contagious interest in the subject s/he teaches in order to stimulate the interest and the intellectual curiosity of her/his students, and to inspire students to think for themselves.
  • Faculty is expected to advise an average of 20+ students per semester (or direct a student success project mutually agreed upon in consultation with the VP in lieu of advising). As an advisor, faculty will assist students with schedule-making and be available to discuss a variety of topics of concern to the student. Faculty should demonstrate an appreciation and respect for students, a patient and tactful manner of meeting them on common ground, and an appreciation of their viewpoint in order to establish a personal rapport with advisees that engenders trust, disclosure, help-seeking, and respect.
  • Faculty will maintain one office hour per week for consultation with students for each three credits taught, with a minimum of four. To the extent practicable, such office hours should be distributed throughout the week.


  • Faculty is expected to demonstrate continued specialization in/increased command of one’s special field through: graduate study, independent study, creative work, conferences, research, publication, workshops, webinars, pursuit and attainment of professional degrees, mentoring of professionals, consulting, and/or travel and related experience.
  • Faculty is expected to demonstrate continued specialization in/increased command of the scholarship of teaching through: graduate study, independent study, creative work, conferences, research, publication, workshops, webinars, pursuit and attainment of professional degrees, mentoring of professionals, consulting, and/or travel and related experience.
  • Faculty is expected to serve as active members of professional societies in one’s field, as demonstrated by participation in events, conferences, and/or workshops, work on committees, service, and leadership roles.

Service to the College

Faculty is expected to assume responsibility for participating in College activities and to work constructively within them to further the mission, vision, and strategic directions of the College. This includes:

  • Contributing to educational programs and administrative work of the College through active and responsible participation on faculty committees, volunteering for ad hoc committees or projects.
  • Contributing to the instructional division or unit through active and responsible participation on one or more projects which contribute to the Division or Unit, volunteering for ad hoc committees or projects that serve to further the vision and mission of the Division or Unit.
  • Providing student mentoring and/or assistance to student organizations through involved mentoring, and/or serving as a club advisor, a project coordinator/collaborator for student events, or the supervisor of one or more work-study students.
  • Establishing high-quality relationships to the community through active and engaged involvement in ongoing community work or multiple events, particularly where that work supports values espoused in the Mission of the college.

Preference will be given to those candidates who exhibit a strong record of undergraduate teaching; high comfort levels with online and blended (hybrid) learning environments; excellent communication skills; and who demonstrate a willingness to support college commitments to a diverse student population by participating in student mentoring, online and evening teaching assignments, and collaborative partnerships with faculty and support services.

The annual hiring range is dictated by faculty rank.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however the review of application materials is scheduled to begin immediately for a Spring 2022 appointment.  Apply in less than 5 minutes using our Applicant Tracking System at the link below! Please submit your cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for 3 professional references.

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Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College

SCCC is an equal opportunity employer. SCCC is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  SCCC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.  Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.


At Sullivan County Community College, acadesullivan_county_community_college1.jpgmic excellence is a product of the faculty-student ratio. Professors know students by name, and they have opportunities to enter into the kind of mentored relationships that truly accelerate learning. There are moments during the learning process when things just drop into place and everything becomes clear. This doesn’t happen by accident—it is a planned result of the array of relationships we build for our students.

At SCCC students are immersed in programs that become the tools for their work and educational life. Most importantly, they gain the skills needed to use technology sullivan_county_community_college2.jpgand communicate with others and the knowledge to work in their chosen field or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program upon graduation.

The expression “big fish in a small pond” aptly describes the leadership opportunities at SCCC. Students are invited to exercise and extend their organizational abilities. In two short years, students' paths are mapped out for a career or for further education.

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