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POSITION:  Adjunct Faculty - School of Kinesiology, Health & Recreation Instructor *Applicant Pool

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  College of Health Professions

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Department Head: Kinesiology, Health, & Recreation; Professor


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION:  Abilene

TARGET HIRE DATE:  Applicant Pool (Fall/Spring/Summer)

Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Dr. Lindsey Spindler at or Dr. Corrie Reed at


This is a part-time adjunct faculty position. This posting may not be an active current opening. All applications will be included in the adjunct applicant pool and remain on file and may be contacted as openings arise.


The successful candidate will conduct safe, effective and enjoyable physical activity courses, respond to students' emails and voice mails in a timely fashion; perform accurate assessments of student performance. Maintain professional competencies/certifications in the subject area. Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills including use of tact and discretion and the ability to meet deadlines is of utmost importance.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Required qualifications include a bachelor's degree; master's degree preferred, effective communication and interpersonal skills; sensitivity to academic and cultural diversity. Preferred qualifications include prior undergraduate teaching.


Current CPR/First Aid/AED certification required. (Cannot be fully online course certification)
Professional certifications preferred, may include: Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, ACE GFI, CSCS, PES, SCCC, RYT 200 or others to be determined based on course requirements.


The employee is regularly required to stand; move throughout the room and/or facility; communicate verbally and electronically; reach/lift with hands and arms; kneel, stoop, crouch, and/or crawl; and climb or balance. Regularly required to lift or exert force of up to 25 pounds.


Potential to exposure to bacteria, chemicals and contagious diseases. May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. 


This position is a part-time/temp adjunct position (no more than 29 hours per week) with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus.

Must be a resident of the state of Texas


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.