College of Charleston Assistant Professor of Physical Education in Charleston, South Carolina


Internal Title Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Position Type Tenure-track

School/Area School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

Department Health and Human Performance

Position Description

The Department of Health and Human Performance (HEHP) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Physical Education Teacher Education beginning in August of 2018. HEHP offers a BS in physical education with a concentration in teacher education. The program has been accredited by NCATE/NASPE since 2004. HEHP is one of the fastest growing and largest departments on the College’s urban campus, located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The successful candidate will join the rapidly growing HEHP department, which also offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Public Health and Exercise Science.

Since its founding in 1770, the College of Charleston has maintained a strong liberal arts curriculum. The College is a state-supported, comprehensive institution and ranks among the nation’s top universities in providing quality education in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The student body numbers approximately 11,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The downtown campus is located within walking distance of world class shopping, restaurants and entertainment and is only a 20 minute drive to 3 public beaches. To learn more about the College, Department, and program, please visit:

Academic Responsibilities: 1) Provide high-quality instruction in three courses per semester within the Physical Education curriculum, 2) Participate in the development and advancement of curriculum, 3) Establish an independent, sustainable line of inquiry, 4) Participate in development of recruitment and retention plan for PETE majors, 5) Supervise HEHP student clubs, 6) Establish working relationships with local schools and school districts, 7) Supervise candidates in field experience and clinical practice 8) Engage in service activities within the program, department, school and college as appropriate, and 9) Commit to a liberal arts & sciences undergraduate education.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) An earned doctorate in Physical Education Teacher Education, or closely-related discipline, from an accredited institution, 2) The experience/training to teach courses such as methods courses, team and individual sports, assessment, administration, and introductory courses, 3) Ability to work in a collaborative team environment to conduct research related to physical education and health in the P-12 public school environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Higher education teaching experience in the subject areas listed above, academic advising experience, evidence of scholarly productivity, K-12 teaching experience, and prior activity in higher education service activities.

Salary: Salary and benefits package is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience.

How to Apply: Apply online at Materials to be submitted online include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts and contact information for three references. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Wes Dudgeon at

Application Deadline: Review of complete applications will begin March 1st, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Date 03/01/2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled? Yes

Posting Number F2016105P

EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
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