Assistant Professor of Physical Education


Website North Greenville University

The College of Humanities and Science and the School of Health and Wellness at North Greenville University invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Physical Education beginning August 2022. This is a full-time position. The ideal applicant will hold a Ph.D. in physical education, have 5+ years of P-12 physical education teaching experience as well as experience with special populations. Those with considerable P-12 teaching experience who hold a terminal degree in a related field are also invited to apply. Rank will be commensurate with academic experience.

The successful applicant will teach various undergraduate courses in such areas as adaptive physical education, team sports, grade-level appropriate pedagogy, personal fitness, and measurement and evaluation. Applicants with publications, grant writing experience, experience using Blackboard, and experience integrating their Christian faith into their instruction will be preferred.

We particularly invite candidates who will enhance the racial, ethnic, gender, or cultural diversity of our university. Applications must be submitted by January 28, 2022, to receive full consideration.

North Greenville University is a teaching university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Members of the NGU faculty are orthodox Christians who have a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ, are role models in their piety and ethics, maintain active membership in an evangelical congregation, and mentor students academically and spiritually. They are Christian scholars who reflect upon their discipline from the perspective of a biblical worldview and are expected to teach in accordance with, and not contrary to the university’s Statement on Human Flourishing. All employees of NGU are required to abstain from illegal drugs and beverage alcohol.


  • Teach in-person 4/4 load (opportunities to teach summer, online, or other courses may become available)
  • Maintain office hours
  • Advise students
  • Serve on faculty committees
  • Participate in some campus events (e.g., convocation, graduation)
  • Model genuine Christian faith in and beyond classroom
  • Intentionally and explicitly integrate the Christian faith with your teaching and scholarship


  • D. (or very close ABD) in Physical Education
  • Experience with special populations
  • University teaching experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues in a close-knit community

Physical Requirements

  • Mobility: Able to move between buildings and attend classes, meetings, and functions across campus.
  • Speaking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, professionally, and with a contextually appropriate tone and volume.
  • Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and express emotions and thoughts in an honest, collegial, constructive, and prudent manner


All faculty are expected to be able to travel to campus for all class sessions and occasional departmental and faculty meetings. 


This is a full time, nine-month teaching contract. Physical education faculty report to the Department Chair, the Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Provost.

As part of the application, candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, and transcripts, and the contact information for two professional references, and one reference from a leader in your church. Candidates submitting materials by January 28, 2022, will receive full consideration. Review of candidates will continue until position is filled.

Please submit the North Greenville University application below.


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