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Health P E Recreation Residential Faculty
Maricopa Community Colleges in Phoenix, Arizona
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Date Posted 12/23/2019
Faculty-Health-Physical Education & Kinesiology
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Phoenix, AZ



Faculty - Health - Physical Education and Kinesiology









Job ID: 313865

Salary Range

$44,897 - $86,519/annually, DOE



Work Calendar

9 Months

Benefits Summary

Looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year?  Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States?

Come join our team at one of the largest community college systems in the country. Named one of the best mid-sized employers in the nation , which was the only educational institution ranked in Arizona in 2017. In 2018, "The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has been named No. 19 on Forbes magazine's first-ever " America's Best Employers for Women ", ranking MCCCD among 300 employers across the nation. MCCCD is the fourth-highest ranked educational institution and the only Arizona-based employer named on the list." 2019 Maricopa is named No. 42 in "Arizona's Best Employers".

Our employees are our most valuable asset; that's why at Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) we are committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family. Being a member of the Maricopa community you are able to participate in a wide range of benefits that gives you flexibility and choice including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, tuition waivers for you and your dependents, and retirement.

Whether you're teaching, working, or learning - find your purpose. Join our community and make a difference.

Job Summary

Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is a  Learning Centered College  that supports a  diverse and inclusive  environment where mutual respect, equity and understanding and incorporating views from dissimilar frames of reference are encouraged and valued. Please review PVCC's  track record  and join us on our continued path of student success.

PVCC's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: As a college we embrace equity, engagement, inclusion and innovation. We seek to continuously improve our campus through diverse identities, expertise and perspectives. We are committed to creating engaging relationships that inspire and support all learners to increase their capacity for personal growth and positive social change. PVCC provides access to these opportunities in a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for all our students, employees, and community members. 

THIS POSITION will begin August 2020. ONLY applications with unofficial transcripts, resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), written statement addressing three questions found in the How To Apply section and a cover letter addressing how the applicant meets the stated qualifications will be considered.

The purpose of this Residential Faculty position is to provide instruction, leadership and supervision in Physical Education (PED), Health Science (HES), and Recreation (REC), and Fitness Center.

The position's current load is comprised of a combination of teaching load and load for program leadership and supervision. In addition, the position will be responsible for the operations and budget of the Fitness Center, including related programs such as the Silver Sneakers Senior program. Fitness Center classes include PED credit and non-credit sections held in the Fitness Center.

Responsibilities also include coordination with other disciplines/departments such as Exercise Science, Athletics, Fire Science, Nutrition, and Public Health who have courses/activities that involve usage of the Fitness Center facility and assistance by Fitness Center/PED faculty and staff. Community outreach and coordination of activities and events offered through the new Integrated Health Science Center (IHSC) are also responsibilities of this position.

Essential Functions

Supervises and instructs a diverse population of students, including high school and senior adults in a traditional classroom, outdoor recreation, and/or a Fitness Center setting; includes online instruction, accelerated, and other alternative schedules and formats; uses learning centered strategies to engage students and promote student success; demonstrates innovation in teaching and learning and the scholarship of learning by focusing on student learning, retention, and achievement; incorporates instructional technology and alternative delivery or scheduling techniques.  Provides leadership and supervision for Fitness Center staff and faculty; oversees Fitness Center operations and programming; performs community outreach and coordination of events for Integrated Health Science Center (IHSC).

Develops instructional materials and curriculum; develops written syllabi/course outlines and course materials; assesses and evaluates knowledge of subject matter taught and monitors students' scholastic records; prepares and grades examinations and other learning activities. Participates in division and college assessment and program review processes; uses assessment and evaluation results to improve instruction and student learning.

Maintains office hours to assist, tutor, and advise students to promote learning, citizenship and personal development; works with students outside of the classroom on instructional activities and projects.

Develops and cultivates relationships with high school and university institutions to develop and promote transfer pathways for students. Participation in and promotion of middle, high school and career exploration events.

Remains current with new trends and developments in the field through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, workshops; develops and enhances knowledge of pedagogy related to the physical education, health sciences and recreation disciplines, as well as pedagogy of adult learners and underprepared students; participates in college and district activities including department/division meetings, committees, workshops and projects; contributes to the academic life and mission of the college; demonstrates intercultural competence in interactions with students, staff, and the community; maintains a team approach in collaborating with faculty, staff, and students. May teach at the PVCC Black Mountain satellite campus site as well as at the Union Hills main campus site as needed. May teach evening as well as day classes as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

The Academic Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited college or university:

1. A master's degree in the teaching field, or a master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field. 

Within the teaching field of Exercise Science, Health Sciences, Recreation, Wellness, Golf Course Operations and Physical Education (prefixes EXS, HES, PED, REC, WED, GCO).  A master's degree (or higher) in any of the following areas is within the teaching field for the areas listed above:

a.       Exercise (Sport) Science

b.       Athletic Training

c.       Sports Medicine

d.       Exercise (Clinical) Physiology

e.       Motor Learning and Development

f.       Exercise (Fitness) and Wellness

g.       Health Science

h.       Recreation

i.       Physical Education

j.       Leisure Studies

k.       Kinesiology

l.       Human Movement/Movement Science

m.     Human Performance

n.     Health Promotion

o.     Health Education

p.     Sports Management Administration

q.     Healthcare Management/Leadership

r.      Biomechanics

s.     Strength and Conditioning

t.      Public Health

Graduate level coursework with the following titles or keywords is within the teaching fields of the discipline:

a.       All those listed above

b.       Anatomy/Biology

c.       Nutrition

d.       Strength training and Conditioning

e.       Wellness

f.       Health/Health Coaching

g.       Physical Therapy

h.       Nursing/Health Science

2. EDU 250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College -- or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

Desired Qualifications

  1. A Master's degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology or Exercise Science, OR a Master's degree in a related Health Science degree with 18 graduate hours in Physical Education, Kinesiology, or Exercise Science. Master of Science degree or higher in Kinesiology or Exercise Science preferred.

  1. Three (3) years of experience teaching traditional classroom, hybrid and online courses in Physical Education (PED) and the Health Sciences (HES), such as HES100 Healthful Living, at a post-secondary level with community college or four-year college/university preferred.  

  1. Current Personal Trainer and/or higher certification in one of the following: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  Current CPR/AED Certification by a qualified organization such as the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross.

  1. Five (5) years of work experience in a Fitness Center, including instruction, curriculum/program development and supervision/management of faculty/staff and operations.

  1. Experience working with an athletics/recreation department and a variety of allied health disciplines in an integrated educational setting.

  1. Experience in community outreach and implementing health sciences activities/events in an integrated health sciences center or setting.

  1. Demonstrated evidence working with diverse faculty, staff, and/or students including people representing a wide range of cultural backgrounds, ethnicity, age, gender, disabilities, learning styles, lifestyle preferences or first generation college students.

Special Working Conditions

  • Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D Driver's License may be required; employee must meet district minimum standards regarding driving:

https://www.maricopa.edu/ about/careers/application- information#mvd

  • May be required to travel or be assigned to teach at multiple locations as needed

  • May be required to teach days, evenings, and/or weekends as needed

  • May be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs

  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include the four items listed below. Missing any of the four items will be considered an incomplete application and will not be considered for the position. 

1) Unofficial transcripts

2 )  Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3 )  Cover letter - clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meets the minimum and desired qualifications for this position. A two column matrix format is suggested to address the minimum and desired qualifications. If your master's degree is not in the teaching field; then, please list the 18 graduate semester hours completed in the teaching field in your application materials.

* Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07-10/11) including job title, job duties, indicate full or part time experience for each position held and name of employer for each position

* Provide the course number and the number of credit hours taught

4 )  Statement to answer the following three questions with a total word count not to exceed 200 words. For example, each question should be approximately 66 words.

  • What culturally responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices do you use for engaging students who are diverse?

  • Provide specific examples of how you have helped underrepresented and first generation students feel included and valued, both in and outside of the classroom.

  • What diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts/initiatives have you been involved in where you played a significant role? What were the outcomes of those efforts/initiatives?

MCCCD accepts unofficial transcripts for U.S. schools at the time of application. Unofficial transcripts are submitted as an attachment to the application. Transcripts from non U.S. institutions must be translated/evaluated and provided with application material. 

A list of three professional references (e.g. current and/or former supervisors) will be required at the time of interview. 

Posting Close Date

Apply on or before February 1, 2020 to be considered.

EEO Information

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.



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