Teaching Assistant Professor - College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences



Teaching Assistant Professor in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Coaching Education

The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Teaching Assistant Professor in Athletic Coaching Education for the Morgantown campus to begin August 2021. Our College serves approximately 1,500 students across 16-degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Our mission focuses on conducting and disseminating high-quality research, preparing students to be leaders and innovators in their fields, and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of our state through outreach efforts. We are looking for a highly qualified individual who can contribute to this mission by working with other faculty, learners, and community partners in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Duties for the ideal candidate are to effectively teach online courses in the online Sport Coaching major and to teach in-person courses in the on-campus B.S. Coaching and Performance Science major. Courses could include: Principles and Problems in Coaching, The Profession of Sport Coaching, Coaching Internship/Practicums, Pedagogy and Context, Applied Sport Science, and Leadership Development. Candidate will be expected to assist with the administration of the online program including: Lead course instructor team meetings at the beginning and end of semester; Assist with training adjunct instructors including answering questions or triaging issues in online courses; Assist with course curriculum and course development for online programming; Assist with online course evaluation and revision based on instructor and student feedback; and Develop courses including create syllabus, complete faculty senate course approval process, and develop course shell.

This position is a 9-month non-tenure track teaching position, with no research component. The position will begin on August 13, 2021. Summer teaching opportunities are available.

Qualifications :

  • An earned doctoral degree in Kinesiology preferably with a specialization in Athletic Coaching Education or a closely related area at the time of appointment OR a master’s degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Athletic Coaching Education or a closely related area and industry experience (at least three years) in the coach development.
  • Evidence of innovative and effective teaching with adult learners via online and in-person formats.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.


Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2021 and will remain open until filled.

To apply, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four (4) professional references. The letter of application should address the applicant’s ability to meet the responsibilities of the position. For further information regarding this position, please contact please contact Valerie Wayda, Chair, ACE Search Committee, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at valerie.wayda@mail.wvu.edu .

West Virginia University is the flagship, land-grant institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia and one of only 46 institutions nationwide defined as both a land-grant institution and a Carnegie-classified R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution. The university is also a Carnegie-classified Community Engaged institution. Ranked among the top 100 public universities, WVU offers 193 degree programs to approximately 31,000 students through its 15 colleges and schools.

West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, which itself is identified as a most preferred small city/college town in America. The immediate region has a diverse population of approximately 350,000 residents. Morgantown is also within easy traveling distance of several larger metropolitan and cultural centers, including Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, DC, and Columbus, OH.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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