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Adjunct Professor of Physical Education

Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC, US

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 Adjunct Professor of Physical Education

Part-Time Faculty

Salisbury, NC, US



Adjunct Professor of  Physical Education


Division of Education, Psychology, and Social Work


Department of Education

Reports to:

Dean of the Division and Chair of the Department of Education

Position Summary


The School of Education aims to facilitate the development of educated teachers who demonstrate the willingness and capacity to empower students, and to exercise informed choices in a global society. The program is committed to promoting social justice, embracing diversity and inclusion, and enhancing teaching and learning through emerging technologies. Our rigorous program ensures that students have the ability to teach and reinforce their practices through numerous teaching projects and student teaching. Classrooms are equipped with technology and resources to ensure our students are trained to integrate technology in teaching. The School of Education is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Livingstone College is seeking an Adjunct Professor of Physical Education beginning the Spring 2022 semester to teach various courses in the traditional undergraduate programs in Education.  Qualified candidates will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in physical education, including physical education methods for elementary, middle level, and high school students, ethics and coaching theory, measurement and evaluation of physical education, and adapted physical education. The candidate is expected to have experience preparing and supervising teacher interns in field/practicum settings and be able to adapt to hybrid or online environments. Additional duties include academic advising, research and scholarship, university service, collaboration, assessment-related activities, promotion of the program and the university, and other duties as assigned by the department chair. Opportunities to coach alethic sports may be available.

A typical adjunct teaching load consists of 1-3 three-hour classes per semester. Job duties also include academic advising of students, active participation in college committees, working as a team member in the academic department or division the major resides, working collaboratively with other faculty and the college administration, active involvement in recruiting activities for new students, and participation in and contribution to the general college community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Teach physical education course(s) as the instructor of record. Classes may include, but are not limited to: badminton, tennis, volleyball, weight training, flag football, walking for fitness, and fitness and wellness;
  • Collaborate with other faculty to support the program and its goals;
  • Assess student work to ensure students understand and demonstrate safe and appropriate techniques, movements, and activities to improve and enhance their physical fitness and/or personal health;
  • Make recommendations for equipment replacement, upgrades, or purchases, as needed;
  • Administer synchronous instruction utilizing various teaching strategies that will be inclusive for all learners;
  • Awareness and knowledge of planning and instructing diverse populations of students and using inclusive practices in the content areas;
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in using technology in instruction, particularly in online and/or hybrid settings;
  • Prepare course outlines and syllabi in accordance with program standards, and in collaboration with the program chairperson;
  • Utilizing effective teaching and learning practices such as presentations, demonstrations, class discussion, guest speakers, and other appropriate modes of educational delivery;
  • Use Blackboard as an instructional aide to teach, assess student performance, and post student grades;
  • Advise and register students, and track student progress and performance;
  • Evaluate student progress, such as attendance and grades, in a timely manner;
  • Work collaboratively with campus-wide services on student retention;
  • Assist students with enrollment related challenges or issues;
  • Assess course outcomes; student satisfaction, student retention and use results to improve program quality;
  • Attend required meetings;
  • Collaborate with the campus community and serve on campus-wide committees;
  •  Participate in professional organizations and provide community service;
  • Work flexible hours, evenings and weekends as needed for Institution events;
  • Education/ Experience


  • Master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in kinesiology, physical education, exercise science, or a related area. 
  • Doctorate degree in Physical Education or related field preferred;
  • Certified training in weight lifting;
  • Three years of physical education experience at the high school, college, or professional level;
  • Experience working with underserved and underrepresented learners;
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to teach a form of physical education;
  • An understanding that access to and engagement in physical activity are issues of equity, health, and wellness;
  • Ability to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Successful experience with traditional in-person classes, and hybrid/online instruction;
  • Experience teaching students with various learning disabilities;
  • Curriculum/program development; 
  • Academic advising and degree auditing;
  • Other skills and abilities include strong written and oral communication skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint. Must be driven by the following values:  Excellent Customer (Student) Service, Creativity, Quality, and Teamwork.
  • Physical Requirements
    Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

    Life at Livingstone College


    Livingstone College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution founded in 1879 by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, the College offers excellent liberal arts and religious education programs for students designed to develop their potential for leadership and service to a global community.





    Our Mission:

    Livingstone College is a private, historically black institution that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for learning, it provides excellent liberal arts and religious education programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to develop their potential for leadership and service to a global community.


    Our History

    Livingstone College was originally founded in 1879 as Zion Wesley Institute by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in Concord, in Cabarrus County, N.C. After three brief sessions, directed by Principals Bishop C. R. Harris and Professor A.S. Richardson, Zion Wesley Institute was closed. In 1881, Dr. Joseph Charles Price and Bishop J. W. Hood changed their roles from delegates to the Ecumenical Conference to fund-raisers, with a sole purpose of re-establishing Zion Wesley Institute.


    Eventually, the Rowan County Town of Salisbury, just 20 miles northeast of Concord, offered Zion Wesley Institute Board of Trustees a generous $1,000 donation and an invitation to relocate the institution to Salisbury. The trustees accepted both gifts, and the College re-opened in Salisbury in 1882 on J. M. Gray’s farm, called Delta Grove, which consisted of one building and 40 acres. Besides moving from Concord to Salisbury, the College also changed its name, becoming Livingstone College, in honor of David Livingstone, a British Christian missionary, philanthropist and African Explorer. Dr. Price, the founder of Livingstone College, became its first president and served from 1882 to 1893.


    Holistic Learning:

    Livingstone College offers a Holistic Learning Environment that is designed to address the needs of a diverse student population. As a church-affiliated institution, Livingstone College seeks to attract professionals who are committed to supporting and fostering such principles. Such commitment and support paved the way for the launching of a very unique initiative. The initiative is entitled "The Total Learning Environment." "The Total Learning Environment" is a new holistic approach to academic preparation, whereby we will create a learning environment designed to change attitudes and modify student behavior. Students who matriculate on the campus of Livingstone College, in addition to their academic preparation, will participate in a number of activities and programs, designed to address the cultural scars of their past, enabling them to leave our institution with the academic preparation to compete in our global economy, and where they will have immediate positive impact on our society. Additionally, our students will be prepared to positively address the challenges, which plague the African-American community - particularly those challenges that exacerbate their dilemma. The College implemented a curriculum, which helped to develop "The Center for Holistic Learning." One of the first programs of its kind, "The Center for Holistic Learning" promotes both the awareness and mastery of the following modules/concepts:

    •  Health, Wellness & Fitness
    •  Emergency Response & First Aid
    •  Political Action & Social Responsibility
    •  Volunteerism, Public Service
    •  Cultural and Social Awareness
    •  Debt Management, Personal Responsibility, & Philanthropy
    •  Individual & Organizational Leadership
    •  Spanish as a 2nd Language
    •  Technology & The 21St Century
    •  Faith-Based Strategies for the Enhancement of the Quality of Life


    Our Home:

    Livingstone College is located in the heart of Rowan County’s historic Salisbury, North Carolina. Known by many as “The Jewel of The South”, Livingstone College sits quaintly against a picturesque backdrop of lush green grass and majestic maple and oak trees, making it the ideal learning environment. With an enrollment of 1200 students, the College is strategically located 45 miles from Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, North Carolina.

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