Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education - 090581

Health Sciences
Recreation Management & Physical Education

Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education

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, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Health, Physical Education, and Coaching (HPEC) program to begin August 1, 2018. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students in the fields of health and physical education, supervising field experiences, engaging in germane scholarly activity, and participating in university and professional service.

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Physical and/or Health Education or a related discipline. ABD candidates will be considered, pending successful completion of degree requirements by position start date. 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.
Desirable characteristics include evidence of experience and/or expertise focusing on, but not limited to each of the following:
 Teaching K-12 and/or Higher Education HPE
 Possession of or eligibility to obtain a NC Educator’s License
 Supervision of clinical and/or field-based teaching experiences
 Administration of academic and/or instructional programs
 Scholarly productivity and professional service

The Department of RMPE is comprised of Recreation Management; Health, Physical Education, & Coaching; and Physical Education Activity programs. The HPEC program offers a dual Health and Physical Education undergraduate teacher licensure major, as well as a minor in Sport Science and Coaching and a concentration in Public Health. For more information about the RMPE department and HPEC program visit:

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. Beginning in 2018 the College will occupy a new state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that will be the cornerstone of the ASU Health Sciences Campus. The RMPE department will keep their offices on main campus to continue their close proximity to the gymnasium and other recreational teaching areas. 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 canoeing. 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 cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy; (3) a research agenda; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) unofficial copies of all transcripts; and, (6) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview. Applications should be sent in pdf format to the search committee chair, Dr. Benjamin Sibley, at

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 Dr. Benjamin Sibley (; 828-262-6300). 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.