Lecturer in PEA Program - 016621

Health Sciences
Recreation Management & Physical Education

RMPE (PEA) Faculty Position Description 2017

The Department of Recreation Management & Physical Education (RMPE) in the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month non tenure-track lecturer position in the Physical Education Activity (PEA) program to begin August 1, 2018. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching, supervision, and service in collegiate physical education. Responsibilities include teaching physical education activity courses, supervision of on-campus field-based student teaching experiences, and participation in university and professional service.

An earned masters in physical education, exercise science, kinesiology, recreation management, health promotion, or a related discipline is required. Other qualifications include the ability to teach a wide variety of physical education activity courses, especially team sports. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to improve access to higher education for under-represented groups.

The Department of RMPE is comprised of Recreation Management, Health, Physical Education, & Coaching, and Physical Education Activity programs. The PEA program offers a wide-variety of activity courses to meet students’ interests as part of Appalachian’s General Education program. For more information about the RMPE department and PEA program visit: https://rmpe.appstate.edu/

The BCHS is the newest, and second largest college at Appalachian State University, with over 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. Appalachian State has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Nestled high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, the region is renowned for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation such as hiking, skiing, biking, fishing, and kayaking. Boone is conveniently located approximately two hours from Asheville, Charlotte, and Greensboro, NC.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application consists of the following: (1) a one page cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a list of collegiate physical education activity courses previously taught; (4) unofficial copies of all transcripts; and, (5) a list of five (minimum) professional references including name, current position, company/institution, physical address, email address, and phone number. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview. For questions contact the search committee chair, Mr. Edgar Peck (828-262-6330). Applications should be sent to Mr. Edgar Peck, PEA Director and Search Committee Chair, at peckel@appstate.edu as a single pdf file.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Mr. Edgar Peck (peckel@appstate.edu; 828-262-6330). Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.