Non-Tenure Track Position Fitness/Wellness Instructor Personal Trainer

Atlanta, Fulton County
Aug 03, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
SPELMAN COLLEGE NON-TENURE TRACK POSITION Fitness / Wellness Instructor Personal Trainer Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the scholarly environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. The Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness invites applications for a Faculty/Wellness Instructor, beginning fall 2014.

Responsibilities: Teaching Physical Education classes. Experience teaching the following classes are preferred: yoga, weight training, and step aerobics; as well as providing administrative assistance within the Wellness Program. Foster strong, positive learning environment for students. Assists the Director and Assistant Director with promoting, creating, executing, supervising and assessing all aspects of the Wellness program; including group exercise classes, fitness assessment, creating surveys, specialty classes, educational workshops, weight management programs, as well as make recommendations to the development , and implementation of the risk management plan, as well as serve as the personal trainer. As the Personal Trainer, candidates will provide guidance for proper exercise techniques and variations of exercises to meet goals; offer accurate and up-to-date information and advice on fitness; motivate and serve as a training partner; maintain a safe and clean exercise environment. All candidates should have the ability to follow all quality assurance other policies and procedures of the Facility. The ideal applicant will have prior collegiate teaching experience, as well as demonstrated, successful personal training and the required certifications (ex: fitness, CPR, AED/first aid). Through education, motivation, and leadership the personal trainer assists member-clients in establishing and reaching their fitness/wellness goals. Additional responsibilities include attending professional development events on and off campus. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred in Physical Education or a related field of study, with membership of NIRSA, and one or more certifications through a highly recognized professional organization (ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NSCA, or NASM). Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Competitive salaries and an excellent benefits program are available. To apply for the position, please upload below: a letter of interest, including job code, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interests. Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service are required. Copies of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier. Address all referee or dossier letters to: Spelman College, Provost Faculty Human Resources Office, Attn: Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314.
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