Adjunct Faculty Position – Adelphi University (USA)


The department of Health and Sport Sciences in the College of Education and Health Sciences is currently seeking a full-time an Adjunct Faculty Position in the Physical Education Program with a focus on teaching and research in Adapted Physical Education starting fall 2022.

The Department is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.


1.    Teach undergraduate and graduate Physical Education Teacher Education courses to a diverse student population in initial and advanced teacher certification primarily within:

a.    Adapted and Inclusive Physical Education

b.    Research Methods


1.    Earned terminal degree in Physical Education or a related field is preferred.

2.    Experience teaching Adapted and Inclusive Physical Education and/or Research Methods

3.    Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.


1.    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a current CV with references to Kevin Mercier, Ed.D. or Paul Rukavina Ph.D.

2.    Employment may be contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

3.    Direct any inquiries to Kevin Mercier at 516-877-4269 or


Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected research and teaching university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.

Adelphi University is the premiere institution in Physical Education Teaching Preparation on Long Island. The Physical Education Program currently offers a BS in Physical Education and an MS in Physical Education both with K-12 NYS certification. A recently developed 4 + 1 program allows students to earn a BS in Physical Education and an MA in Health Education in 5 years with many health courses completed during the initial four-year period and included in undergraduate tuition. Our Masters programs offers specializations in Adapted Physical Education, Sport-Based Youth Development, and Health, Physical Education, and Athletic Leadership, and Inclusive Physical Activity and Sport. The programs are housed in the department of Health and Sport Sciences in the College of Education and Health Sciences. The department also offers undergraduate programs in Exercise Science, Physical Activity Studies, and Sport Management as well as graduate programs in Community Health Promotion, Exercise Science, Health Education, Nutrition, Physical Activity Studies, and Sport Management. These academic programs prepare practitioners, administrators, researchers and leaders within all relevant career fields.

The College of Education and Health Science at Adelphi University, home to the department of Health and Sport Sciences is one of the paramount institutions in the preparation of practitioners and leaders in education and allied human service fields. The Department is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence.  For further information about the college and the department, go to

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