Substitute Faculty - Health and Fitness

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Classification:Temporary Faculty - Non-Credit
Grade:Adjuct Faculty Hourly Assign.
Work type:Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Community & Technical College
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession, Other, Recreation/Event

Position Summary:

The Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation is seeking to hire temporary substitute faculty to instruct various health and fitness activity courses on an as-needed basis.


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The Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation strives to provide professional preparation through degree, minor, and certification programs for leadership roles in fields related to health, physical education and recreation, afford opportunities for students and the UAA community to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to promote lifelong participation, enjoyment and exploration of physical activities, health-enhancing behaviors and recreational pursuits, and to partner with the Alaska community to offer high quality service and specialized training related to health, physical education and recreation.

The Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation is seeking to hire substitute faculty to instruct various health and fitness activity courses on an as-needed basis.

Successful applicants must possess:

  • Physical fitness, personal gear requirements and other course prerequisites of the particular course the applicant will be instructing
  • Technical skills specific to the course activity that surpass the level of skills taught in the course
  • A minimum of two years of experience as an active participant in the activity she/he will be instructing
  • Experience leading or guiding in the course activity
  • College-level (or higher) writing skills
  • Experience providing sequenced teaching methods
  • Good presentation and speaking skills
  • Experience using a variety of teaching styles
  • Experience teaching the adult learner as well as teaching participants with various abilities, experience levels and cultural backgrounds

Proof of these prerequisites may be offered by way of previous employment, personal experience, certifications, demonstration, or any combination of these.

Typical Education or Training:

  • CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Current certifications appropriate to the specific health or fitness course

Job Duties:
Responsibilities before, during and after a course include:

  • Knowing the course content before accepting a contract
  • Ensuring all topics of the course content are covered as directed by the lead instructor
  • Recording attendance and reporting this attendance back to the lead instructor
  • Knowing all HPER policies and procedures including accident response policies
  • Ensuring all policies and procedures are followed by employees, volunteers and participants
  • Being familiar with any off-campus site’s emergency and other policies and procedures
  • Setting a tone of open communication
  • Seeing that any required personal safety equipment and procedures are used by all participants
  • Seeing that required group safety equipment is accessible at all times during a course
  • Role modeling exemplary behavior in the area of personal care
  • Role modeling exemplary risk assessment and risk management behaviors
  • Debriefing with the lead instructor and/or HPER department at the end of the class as needed
  • Providing accountability for any deviation from policy by bringing the matter to the attention of the HPER Department
  • Being responsible for the physical and emotional safety of all employees, volunteers and participants of the class during the substitution period

$30 per hour

To Apply:
To be considered for this position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/vitae
  • Contact information for three references


Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at

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