Full-Time, Teaching-Track Faculty Positions in Physical Education – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Department of Physical Education & Mind Body Health in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California provides a variety of opportunities for students to improve their general health and fitness through fitness and wellness activities and classroom lecture classes.

We are seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time lecturer or instructor position for the 2024-2025 academic year. Qualified applicants should have a strong background in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Recreation, or related fields, possess certifications in related fitness areas, and have demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of fitness courses.

Under the guidance of the Director of Physical Education & Mind Body Health, the primary responsibilities will include instruction of both activity-based fitness and classroom lecture courses. Our pedagogy philosophy is to make an impact on students’ overall wellbeing through teaching and building community, through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in any of the following:

  • Physical Education
  • Exercise Science
  • Recreational Sport/Administration
  • Education (with an emphasis in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Physiology of Exercise or Adaptive Physical Education)

Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following:

  • Any Life Science 
  • Dance
  • Physiology
  • Health Education 
  • Recreational Sports
  • Physical Therapy or the equivalent

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Prior teaching experience in college-level courses and/or training certifications in the domains of wellness, health, and fitness. Participation in relevant committees, student outreach programs, and professional organizations are strongly encouraged.

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic application, professional vitae, letter of interest and the names of at least three references who can speak to your teaching experience. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.  The deadline to submit an application for fullest consideration is September 29, 2023.

The annual base salary range for this position is $74,000 – $77,500. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

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