Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Education
Division of Education, Psychology, and Social Work
Department of Education
Dean of the Division and Chair of the Department of Education
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 Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Education beginning the Fall 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 teaching load consists of 4 three-hour classes/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 in, 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;Responsible for completing the necessary annual requirements of CPR Certifications;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;Perform other duties as assigned;
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;Current CPR certification and First Aid certificate;Three years of physical education experience at the high school, college, or professional level;Established or developing record in external funding;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;Experience working with underserved and underrepresented learners;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.
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.
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