Adjunct Faculty - Group Fitness Instructor, Part-Time

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 29, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs
Employment Type
Part Time
Adjunct Faculty

Position Title

Adjunct Faculty - Group Fitness Instructor, Part-Time

Position Type



Continuing Education



Full Time or Part Time

Part Time

Fixed Term/Tenure Track



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Hiring Salary Range

Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience

Union/Non Union

Non Union

Job Description Summary

The instructor is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities during the day, evening, or weekend via instructional delivery formats to include face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote. Face-to-face and hybrid classes may be offered on any Prince George’s Community College campus, or at off-campus locations. The instructor must remain current in the discipline area and continually explore teaching methods and strategies to engage learners, organize and plan instructional content that accommodates diverse learning styles, and devise appropriate assessment tools that monitor student learning outcomes. The instructor is also responsible for participating in related activities to include professional development, academic advising, curriculum design.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. National fitness certification ( ACE, ACSM, AFAA or equivalent).
  2. Current CPR / AED certification.
  3. Experience with a variety of group fitness formats preferred.
  4. Minimum one year experience teaching group exercise preferred.
  5. Knowledgeable in techniques and dynamics of group fitness.
  6. Knowledgeable in exercise physiology, human anatomy, and physical fitness.


CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Please ensure that your application and attached documents address the criteria listed below.

  1. Plan, organize, and teach curriculum content in conjunction with course outcomes.
  2. Using applicable technology and andragogical principles, teach course content via an appropriate delivery format (may include face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote instruction).
  3. Complete mandated institutional trainings and professional development as required.
  4. Follow department and division requirements for preparing a course syllabus.
  5. Facilitate appropriate instructional activities that promote student engagement and learning.
  6. Evaluate student performance using assessment tools as directed by the department; inform students in a timely manner of their progress.
  7. Create and administer assessments that monitor student progress; provide timely student feedback.
  8. Provide an orientation at the first- class meeting to include (as applicable) an overview of the course syllabus, an outline of course objectives, course requirements, attendance policy, grading system, textbook(s), and supplemental materials.
  9. Notify students of key dates and course adjustments.
  10. Comply with attendance and grading requirements as established for the course (may include maintaining an up-to-date electronic grade book, and entering final grades by the established due date).
  11. Maintain accurate class records; submit required class records by the established due date.
  12. Participate in departmental evaluation and course assessment processes as directed.
  13. Follow department and division requirements for maintaining office hours, advising students, and referring students to appropriate resources.
  14. Respond to student emails and phone calls within 48 hours with the exception of weekends and holidays. Maintain regular communication with students. Use the assigned PGCC email for communication with the department and with students.
  15. Attend all required meetings.
  16. Perform all other duties as assigned.

  1. Mastery of course content
  2. Ability to provide service to diverse populations using a student-centered approach
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff
  4. Ability to plan, deliver and assess effective instruction
  5. Ability to teach in face to face, remote and online modalities, as needed
  6. Ability to effectively use instructional technology (Internet, instructional software, learning management system, videoconferencing, etc.).
  7. Critical thinking, organization, and conflict management skills.
  8. Research skills (where appropriate).
  9. Time management, planning and organizational skills
  10. Ability to work as part of a team
  11. Problem-solving and analytical ability

Job Requirements

  1. Must be available to work weekday mornings Monday-Friday. Work schedule is subject to change based on department needs.
  2. Lead fitness class by demonstrating moves and routines, providing modifications as necessary.
  3. Provide a safe, motivating and inclusive group instruction for seniors age 60 & older of all fitness levels.
  4. Provide music licensed for group exercise classes for each session.
  5. Able to teach strength training and cardiovascular exercise.
  6. Available at 15 minutes before & after class to answer questions and help with setup/take down of exercise equipment.
  7. Assist with special events as needed.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  9. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  10. Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you hold a national fitness certification (ACE, ACSM, AFAA or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a current CPR/AED certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Briefly describe your knowledge in techniques and dynamics of group fitness.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Briefly describe your knowledge in exercise physiology, human anatomy, and physical fitness.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Other

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