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Adjunct for Wellness and Fitness

Position Title: Adjunct for Wellness and Fitness

Department: Health & Life Sciences

Position Requirements and Responsibilities: 

  • Master’s required. PhD in discipline of appointment or related field preferred; (Alternative credentials with sufficient experience also considered)
  • Three years education and/or experience demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities specified in this job description, preferred.
  • Office management/coordination abilities
  • Independent decision making, ability to exercise good judgment, accuracy, flexibility and well-developed critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work in an environment of shifting priorities, frequent, interruptions, hectic pace, high level of interaction with students, staff and/or the public
  • Working knowledge of computer software programs which may include Microsoft Office programs, learning-management programs, or other institutional software
  • Excellent written communication skills including proficiency in business English, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Ability to handle highly confidential matters and materials with discretion
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in completing assigned tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent customer service skills including phone and in-person reception etiquette
  • Proficiency with office machines including fax, scanner and copy machine
  • Ability to travel and to work occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Is an effective TEAM player

Teaching and Advising

  • Works productively and skillfully to promote student learning and progress toward graduation. Develops positive, encouraging, and interactive relationships with students in and out of the classroom
  • Inspires students to learn, persevere, and succeed.
  • Employs effective classroom management strategies and learning theories.
  • Plans and prepares class activities, discussions, projects, and other learning opportunities.
  • Grades and returns student work in a timely manner. Maintains grades for students to review using the university systems (LMS).
  • Maintains accurate and timely records including attendance, advisee meetings and communications, etc. Communicates concerns regarding student progress to advisors, coaches, administration, etc.
  • Creates syllabi that clearly state course policies in harmony with university policies. Uses university template for syllabi.
  • Holds final exams during university-assigned exam periods for each course.
  • Respects student potential and the mission of the university

Reports to: Health and Life Sciences Division Chair

Start Date: August 2020

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Part Time

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Application Sent to: Send letter of application and resume:

Human Resources

William Penn University

201 Trueblood Avenue

Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Email:

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.