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The Wayne State University Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies, located in the College of Education invites applicants to submit applications for part-time faculty positions as course instructors for graduate and undergraduate level courses. Candidates will be reviewed and placed in a pool for consideration as openings arise. Applications will be accepted throughout the year and appointments will be made as needed. Please be advised that the need for part time faculty varies from year to year. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description

Teach Graduate or Undergraduate level courses (up to 8 credit hours) in the following Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies program areas:

Athletic Training

Exercise and Sport Science

Community Health

Health and Physical Education Teaching

Sport Administration and Management

Lifestyle Fitness Activities

Plan and organize course to include syllabus preparation, class instruction according to the officially approved course syllabus, use the Canvas online course management system, maintain office hours, give and grade assignments, and upload final grades.

Unique Duties



For Graduate Level Courses: Earned terminal degree in Physical Education, Health Education, Community Health, Sport Management, Exercise and Sport Science, Kinesiology, Athletic Training or a directly related field is preferred. A Master's degree with significant industry experience may also be considered.

For Undergraduate Level Courses: Master's degree in Physical Education, Health Education, Community Health, Sport Management, Exercise and Sport Science, Kinesiology, Athletic Training or a directly related field.

For Lifestyle Fitness Activities courses (LFA) (e.g., Yoga, Zumba, Team Sports, Strength Training, Personal Fitness, etc.), applicants must have:

A Bachelor's degree and 2 years of directly related experience (e.g., coaching the specific sport, teaching a similar course at an institution of higher education, etc.) OR

A High School diploma, a professional certification in the relevant physical activity discipline (e.g., Yoga instructor certification, Zumba certification), and significant professional teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience and excellence in higher education instruction.

Testing Requirements

Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Working Conditions

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Job Type

Fractional Time

Job Category

Faculty and Academic Staff

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date


Job Open Date
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Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)

Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?


Reposting Reason:

None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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