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Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Associate/Full Professorships in Health, Sport, and Physical Education

Gardner-Webb University’s Department of Health, Sport, and Physical Education (HSPE) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Associate/Full Professor to begin in Fall 2022. Other responsibilities may include serving as Chair of the department, arranging and supervising undergraduate and graduate students in HSPE-related internships, creating new programs, assessment and strategic planning, and advising and mentoring students and Faculty. We value quality teaching, professional inquiry, and service to the profession, and we seek enthusiastic scholars who will likewise enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students in a Christian environment. Faculty members will be required to teach on-campus.

Successful candidates will have significant experience as a practitioner of physical/health education with teaching and leadership experience at the college level. Responsibilities include serving as Coordinator of the teacher licensure program and the graduate Sport Education program, and teaching a variety of courses within the department, in particular those relevant to teacher preparation. Based on expertise, teaching responsibilities may also include courses in wellness and sport education. The teaching load is 4/4, although release time is available for service as Chair and for service to the profession through research.

Other responsibilities include student advising, service to the department, and service to the university as expected of all faculty members. Aspiring faculty in HSPE are expected to consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the University, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Department, while providing academic and professional advising to HSPE majors.

For consideration, applicants must have a terminal degree in Physical Education, Health Education or related field and NC teaching license eligibility, and K-12 teaching experience and expertise in teacher preparation and program accreditation are preferred. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. It is also expected that candidates will have highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, a record of successful interdisciplinary collaboration, and an independent research program and/or consulting in a related discipline.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should complete the application using the link below and include a letter of interest, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and least 3 letters of recommendation with their application submission. Please note that incomplete submissions will not be considered. Questions about the positions or application requirements should be directed to Dr. Jennifer J Buckner, Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences ([email protected]). Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose.

About the University

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 4,000 students. The University is located in the foothills of North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.