Open Rank Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor/ Health and Exercise Studies/ NCSU

North Carolina State University
North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 25, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

North Carolina State University is a land-grant university and home to about 35,000 students and is situated in the piedmont region of North Carolina. The Department of Health and Exercise Studies is part of University College. The mission of the Department of Health and Exercise Studies is to educate a globally diverse NC State population regarding the benefits of living a healthy and physically active lifestyle by providing equal opportunities and professional preparation in sport, fitness, health, and recreation. The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a variety of both activity and lecture courses. The Department also provides five academic minors including Coaching Education, Health, Outdoor Leadership, Sports Science, and Dance. More information about the department can be found at

Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, and/or incorporating diverse perspectives in teaching and scholarly or creative work.


The Department of Health and Exercise Studies (HES) seeks applicants for a full-time non-tenure track, renewable contract faculty position to begin in the upcoming Spring 2022 semester. Primary responsibilities include teaching an estimated seven credit hours (seven courses) per semester of health and fitness classes with a focus on outdoor education classes such as backpacking, basic canoeing, basic rock climbing and challenge course programming. Knowledge to teach in other outdoor education areas such as mountaineering, intermediate rock climbing, sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking, whitewater canoeing, rafting, fly fishing and mountain biking are preferred. Instructor led field trips are required each semester. The candidate must be willing to lead a minimum of three full weekend class trips per semester in the field and in addition, a nine to ten-day trip over spring break. Expertise in driving and loading 15-passenger vans and fully loaded trailers are required. Equipment repair and maintenance is also required. Additional responsibilities will include departmental and university committee participation, as well as equipment planning and procurement for areas of expertise.  

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. We welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.