Instructor/Assistant Professior, Kinesiology

Job Posted 2/12/2024
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
MD 21012
United States
Category Other
Experience Required
Degree Required
Application Closing Date
$56,364.00 to $70,794.00 Per Year
Job Description

Position Summary

Are you an educator who believes that education serves the greater good by providing all students access to a better life? Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) may be the place for you.

With learning as its central mission, AACC — located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland near historic Annapolis — has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 60 years by offering high-quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully accredited, public, two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential or transfer to a four-year institution. AACC also offers opportunities for career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.

The ideal candidate for a faculty position at AACC understands that community colleges are positioned to fundamentally transform people’s lives and, as a result, society itself. We’re looking for those with a demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in disciplinary knowledge, pedagogy and successful collaboration with colleagues in efforts aligned with student success and completion. The successful candidate also embraces the idea of helping students achieve their goals and approaches academic and inclusive excellence as moral imperatives, as evidenced by a strong commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.

We also welcome those who are energized by supporting a diverse set of learners and those who embrace the notion of lifelong learning and continuous improvement. The successful applicant will also demonstrate experience with the interdisciplinary and collaborative structures of diverse professional work.

AACC is a tenure-granting institution. Any candidate hired as a full-time faculty member may be eligible to apply for tenure in the future based on institutional eligibility requirements. This position requires regular in-person presence on campus or at alternative locations, depending on class schedule and other assigned duties. Flexible teaching schedules may be available based on student needs. AACC offers daytime, evening, weekend, hybrid and online classes. Full-time faculty contracts begin on August 16 and end on June 15. This 10 month contract provides benefits over 12 months and the option of 12 month pay.

Do your values and ideals align with AACC’s mission and vision?

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B and TN sponsorship) is not available for any position.

In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

A strong kinesiology candidate should demonstrate a proven ability to teach introductory and upper college-level, kinesiology, exercise prescription, sports injuries, advanced first aid CPR/AED, wellness general education, as well as other courses that fit within the needs of the kinesiology degree program and Health Fitness and Exercise Studies department. Experience in higher education, corporate or commercial fitness, personal training, sports performance or athletic training is required. This position will require some travel to local high schools to teach kinesiology-related courses in support of the state's College and Career Readiness pathways program. Candidates should be committed to student-centered, outcomes-based education with experience incorporating multiple instructional strategies and the use of technology in teaching and learning. Additionally, excellence in oral, written and interpersonal communication skills is expected.

With meeting community needs and improving teaching and learning among Anne Arundel Community College’s highest priorities, we are strategically positioned to set and surpass new standards of excellence in our primary teaching and learning mission. Guided by principles that emphasize equity and student success, especially in learning, and continuous improvement for a progressive and vital learning community, we envision AACC as a premier learning organization that is in the vanguard of community college education. As a consequence, we welcome qualified faculty candidates who demonstrate:
• Commitment to student-centered teaching excellence with a diverse student body and in a variety of teaching formats
• Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and accessibility
• Commitment to developing curriculum and programs
• Expertise in learning outcomes assessment
• Commitment to engaging with students inside and outside of the classroom
• Commitment to college service and value community partnerships
• Commitment to continuous improvement and professional development
• Commitment to AACC’s values
Primary responsibilities:
• 30 faculty load hours annual contract taught during Fall and Spring Terms – may include face-to-face, online, or hybrid instruction and instruction at off-site locations depending on student need
• 6 office hours per week during the fall and spring semesters which may include student advising and mentoring
• Teaching and assessing student learning
• Professional development
• Department, school, and college/community service

In addition to a faculty member’s primary responsibilities, the exceptional candidate will also demonstrate commitment and experience in one or more of the following areas:
1. Mentoring students from target groups; new full-time faculty; part-time faculty
2. Designing, formatting and delivering curriculum for all learning modalities
3. Training and consulting for workforce initiatives (e.g., for public and corporate partners, etc.)
4. Developing and implementing community education and extended learning programs
5. Partnering with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community
6. Recruiting and marketing
7. Devising retention strategies and activities
8. Strengthening relationships and collaborative activities including K-12 and baccalaureate-granting colleagues

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in kinesiology, exercise science/physiology, human performance, athletic injuries, physical/health education or related fields.
Minimum of three years teaching to a diverse population at the community college or university level.
Experience teaching lecture and lab topics including kinesiology, exercise science, athletic injuries, advanced first aid and CPR/AED, and related health and fitness courses

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of two years experience in corporate/commercial/municipal fitness, personal training, health fitness specialist, sports performance or health coach.
Minimum of two years experience teaching high school students.
Certifications from a nationally accredited organization such as ACSM, NSCA, ACE or NASM in exercise physiology, personal training, sports performance, health coach is strongly encouraged.
Bilingual or other language proficiency


101 College Parkway arnold
Arnold MD 21012
United States