The Department of Kinesiology in the School of Education and Health Sciences at North Central College seeks applications for adjunct faculty to teach the following courses during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. These courses represent classes from our Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Health Science majors, as well as our Community Health Promotion minor, and the General Education curriculum. Support for course design and alignment to learning outcomes will be provided by a course coordinator.
Individuals interested in these positions must possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in a related area. Excellence in college level student centered teaching and work experience related to the course content is preferred. Applicants should indicate in their cover letter specifically which course(s) they are applying to teach. A half-time teaching position may be available for the appropriate candidate, based on expertise/experience.
Fall Semester – August 19, 2019-December 11, 2019 Spring Semester – January 6, 2020 – April 29, 2020
Sport for Fitness – 16 Week Course, 2 crs – Fall Semester, TU 9:50am-11:25am Traditional rules of the sport are modified to keep the participant moving at a moderate to high intensity level. Pre and post assessments are administered to measure cardiovascular fitness improvement. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor.
Personal & Family Wellness – 16 Week Course, 4 crs – Fall and Spring Semesters MWF 9:20am-10:25am In-depth exploration of socio-ecological influences on personal health risk behaviors which contribute to the leading causes of death and disability. Emphasis on the examination of adverse childhood experiences and divergent perspectives around the dimensions of wellness. Varying health issues are used to evaluate why and how individuals do or do not achieve health promoting practices. Development and implementation of a behavior change plan is required. Individuals that that have experience in community, public, or school health are strongly encouraged to apply.
Training Techniques -1st 8 Week Course, 2 crs – Fall and Spring Semesters TUTH 8:00am-9:35am In-depth study of safe and effective training techniques including resistance training using free weights, weight machines, resistive bands, body weight and other major fitness equipment. Plyometrics, speed and agility drills and core stability exercises are studied. Proper execution of exercise along with spotting techniques and appropriate cuing are emphasized. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of techniques. Physical activity is required in this course.
Physiology of Exercise and Labs – 16 Week Course, 4 crs – Fall and Spring Semesters MWF 9:20am-10:25am Investigation of cellular mechanisms of various body systems and the impact of acute exercise and prolonged training on those mechanisms; in-depth study of bioenergetics and metabolism; mechanisms associated with fatigue and recovery, and special populations are discussed. Laboratory required. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this course. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.
Functional Anatomy – 16 Week Course, 4crs – Spring Semester TUTH 8am-9:35am, Lab TU 1:45pm-3:45pm An exploration of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to human movement.
Epidemiology for Health Science – 16 Week Course, 4 crs – Spring Semester, TUTH 6:30pm-8:05pm An introduction to the principles and methods of epidemiology and their application to research in the health sciences. Attention given to the development of fundamental skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate relevant literature in the health sciences and the utilization of an epidemiological approach to disease and intervention.
Exercise & the Brain – 1st 8 Week Course and 2nd 8 Week Course, 2 crs – Spring Semester, MWF 8:00am-9:05am Investigation of the effects of exercise on the brain. Students learn the science behind how acute and chronic exercise can impact learning, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, attention deficit, hormones and aging. Methods of incorporating exercise into daily life are discussed and practiced. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor.
Resistance Training – 16 Week Course, 2 crs – Spring Semester, W 6:30pm-8:05pm This course focuses on various type of resistance training including free weights, machines, resistance bands, medicine balls and others. Instruction on proper form and technique, selection of proper intensity, sets and repetitions, modification of exercises, progression of exercise and proper rest periods. Pre, mid and post assessments are administered to monitor improvement in muscular strength and endurance. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor.
Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville. The college is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. For more information, please visit: http://www.noctrl.edu.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one page teaching philosophy statement, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications begins immediately.
Internal Number: 6319
About North Central College
North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 3000 students located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. For information about the College, please visit the website at https://www.northcentralcollege.edu.