Unit B Professor- Scuba

Unit B Professor- Scuba






Department: Kinesiology


Locations: Macomb, IL


Posted: Mar 9, 2023


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:


Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves over 7,600 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.




The College of Education and Human Services is a diverse, dynamic and progressive college comprised of 7 academic departments (Counselor Education and College Student Personnel; School of Education; Health Sciences & Social Work; Kinesiology; Law Enforcement & Justice Administration; Military Science; and Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration) and four service centers. The College is nationally recognized for the quality of its varied programs, and for distance learning initiatives and technology integration in teacher education. In addition to offering 15 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate majors, and 5 post-baccalaureate certificates, the College offers a specialist and doctoral program in Educational Leadership. There are 170 faculty members that serve 1,496 undergraduate and 798 graduate students. For more information, visit the College website at http://www.wiu.edu/coehs


Job Description:


APPOINTMENT: Nine-month teaching position beginning, August 2023.


RESPONSIBILITIES: The SCUBA Program Director will oversee and continue the development of the academic SCUBA diving minor housed in the Department of Kinesiology at Western Illinois University. The SCUBA diving minor currently includes approximately 30 students from across multiple departments at WIU. The Director is expected to teach SCUBA classes, maintain equipment and training facilities, act as a liaison with the campus and regional community in an effort to expand the minor across the region, and teach other courses as needed in the Department of Kinesiology.


RANK & SALARY: Unit B. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.




REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a certified SCUBA instructor from one of the major training agencies (NAUI, PADI, SSI, SDI/TDI, etc.,) with the ability to lead classes ranging from entry level open water SCUBA certification through divemaster and have professional experience teaching a variety of SCUBA specialty courses. In addition, the candidate needs to hold a Masters degree (or higher) from an accredited institution of higher learning with an ability to teach other courses in physical education, exercise science, nutrition and dietetics, coaching, and/or sport management in the Department of Kinesiology at WIU.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Instructor-trainer certification with the ability to certify SCUBA instructors as part of our SCUBA minor. The successful candidate should also demonstrate the ability to recruit students through Discover SCUBA programs, lead SCUBA-related travel experiences, and provide technical expertise when maintaining equipment and facilities. Previous teaching experience in higher education is also preferred.


For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of appointment.


Additional Information:


THE DEPARTMENT: The Kinesiology Department's 15 full time faculty members serve a growing department of about 300 undergraduate students majoring in four B.S. degree programs in Nutrition and Dietetics, Exercise Science, Nutrition and Foodservice Management, and Physical Education Teacher Education, and approximately 70 graduate students majoring in the M.S. degree programs in Kinesiology and Sport Management. The Department has an array of facilities that support teaching and research related to sport management, athletic training, biomechanics, human performance, and pedagogy. For more information go to www.wiu.edu/kinesiology.


THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 14 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S. News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.


The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 61 undergraduate and 41 graduate programs degree programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 566 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.


Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.


WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6539): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 916): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.


Western Illinois University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Information about the Commission may be obtained by visiting www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.


Application Instructions:


APPLICATION: Complete applications include:


• A letter of application

• Current curriculum vitae or resume

• Unofficial copies of transcripts for highest degree

• A separate statement regarding your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (candidates should describe their awareness and understanding of diversity and experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service in the past and currently as well as how they propose to continue in the new position.)

• The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references.

Please upload the requested documents by clicking "APPLY NOW" or navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL located http://www.wiu.edu/employment/


**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.


Screening of applicants will begin April 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Kinesiology at (309)-298-1806 or mailto:[email protected]


For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at mailto:[email protected]


Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.


Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law


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