This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus and on-site as the health and physical education teacher at WCU's lab school (The Catamount School) for grades 6, 7, 8 for the full school year.
The School of Teaching and Learning at Western Carolina University invites applications for the position of Instructor in a one-year, fixed-term position beginning August 2021. Because this position includes serving as the on-site HPE teacher at TCS, it extends an additional 10th month beyond a typical 9 month WCU faculty contract.
The Position and the Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join a strong faculty in the Health and Physical Education and Health Liberal Studies program within the School of Teaching and Learning at one of the nation's most beautiful and dynamic universities. In a program that highly values collaboration and diversity, the successful candidate will be expected to perform a broad range of activities. The workload is distributed among the following: serving as the on-site HPE teacher at WCU's lab school (The Catamount School) for grades 6, 7, 8 for the full school year; coordinating and supervising HPE clinical experiences at The Catamount School; teaching courses within the Health and PE and/or Health Liberal Studies program as assigned.
The candidate must also provide service to The Catamount School (TCS), the department, and the college and advise undergraduate students. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach resident students in both on campus and online formats and show initiative in providing service to the public schools and the region. Preference will be given to candidates who can work collaboratively across disciplines to address the education of students living in diverse environments and those who can teach in other programs in the School of Teaching and Learning.
The applicant must have a minimum of a Master's degree from an appropriately accredited institution in health, health education, physical education or closely related field required prior to start date.
Candidates must be eligible for North Carolina licensure in health and/or physical education.
Preference will be given to the candidate who has successful experiences in K-12 and/or post-secondary teaching environments; shows a willingness to work with middle grades students and pre-service teachers in a lab school environment; excellent oral and written communication skills; and ability/interest in using technology in the classroom.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The applicant should submit the following documents with their application: 1.A cover letter addressing qualifications and experiences suitable to the position description 2.A current curriculum vita/resume 3.Unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary coursework and degrees 4.A list of five professional references with complete contact information
For more information, please contact Dan Grube, Search Chair at email@example.com
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.