Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Health and Wellness (Saint Leo, Florida) - Saint Leo University in Saint Leo Florida

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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

United States

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School of Education and Social Services

Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. Saint Leo enrolls students at the traditional University Campus, at more than 40 education centers and offices, and through the Center for Online Learning. University-wide, Saint Leo enrolls students from 49 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, and 86 countries. Saint Leo University ranks as one of the nation’s leading providers of higher education for active duty military and veterans, and it is a nationally recognized leader in online education.

The Department of Education is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure track faculty position to teach Health and Wellness courses at our main campus in Saint Leo, Florida

This is a nine (9) month, full-time faculty appointment at the Instructor, Assistant, or Associate rank.

This position is pending final budgetary approval for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Review of candidate materials begins immediately for anticipated start date of August 2015. To apply, submit letter of introduction documenting successful teaching experience; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation (all should be professional references and at least one from a recent superior); values statement (500 words or less) and teaching philosophy (500 words or less), which highlights how your teaching and administrative philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University; official transcripts (including WES evaluation if from an international university); and student evaluations from the last year (an even mix of graduate and undergraduate).

An exceptional candidate possessing a doctorate degree with experience may be considered at the Associate level.

A candidate possessing a master’s degree with 18 graduate study hours in the discipline and demonstrated teaching with appropriate years of experience in higher education may be considered at the Instructor level.

Basic Function:

The faculty member will be required to:

  • Teach four (4) classes per semester;
  • Advise students;
  • Assess, assist, and guide adjunct faculty under the direction of the department chair;
  • Engage in curriculum development;
  • Support recruiting efforts;
  • Demonstrate professional development (e.g., scholarly research);
  • Undertake community service in keeping with the school’s Benedictine values;
  • Be able to teach traditional and non-traditional age students; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to use discipline-related technology tools.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • A master’s degree in Health Education, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, Exercise and Sports Sciences, Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Public Health, Physical Education or a closely related field. The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Three or more years of successful teaching experience.
  • Three or more years of successful, relevant professional experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates possessing a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with 18 hours of graduate study and/or credentials to teach health and wellness may be considered at the instructor level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctorate or specialist degree in Education, Health Education, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, Exercise and Sports Sciences, Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Public Health, Physical Education or a closely related field. The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and AED certification from American Red Cross or American Heart Association
  • Current national certification through the National Commission for Health Education credentialing, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, or other related professional organizations.

Keyword Phrases

  • School of Education and Social Services
  • innovative Catholic university
  • higher education to the military
  • leader in online higher education
  • Health Education & Promotion
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Other Health Sciences
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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