Physical Education Instructor - Athletics (3 Year Fixed-Term)

Job Number
Posting Date
April 3, 2019

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Physical Education Instructor reporting to the Physical Education Curriculum Manager.

The Physical Education Instructor will assist the Physical Education Managers with ongoing curriculum development and the introduction and facilitation of new courses based on outdoor adventure education and/or aquatics and watersports. On top of this, the role will involve teaching physical education classes, including preparing lesson plans, overseeing schedule and facility space for PE, determining equipment needs, evaluation of student progress and recording attendance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare appropriate lesson plans and instruct a maximum of four physical education classes each term
  • Structure classes with clear learning outcomes inclusive of physical activity that meet objectives
  • Effectively organize space, equipment, and students according to PE schedule
  • Develop and update curriculum for assigned PE courses, as necessary
  • Track daily attendance and assess lesson plans regularly by maintaining written and electronic documentation on assigned PE classes
  • Evaluate student progress and provide regular feedback to further develop skills and abilities
  • Assist the Physical Education Manager regarding scheduling and planning of classes to ensure a variety of classes are offered that meet the needs of students
  • Plan, propose and introduce new courses by preparing course descriptions, promoting classes and developing syllabi
  • Play a leadership role in the overall development of the university’s physical education program
  • Assist in determining PE budget; submit and pay for invoices through Epro for external instructors of PE program
  • Assist in department wide events and initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education      
  • Experience teaching in the areas of aquatics, outdoor adventure education (ie. climbing, biking, hiking) and watersports (ie. sailing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding). 

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s degree in Physical Education or outdoor education
  • Lifeguard and/or swim coaching certification
  • Coaching certifications or extensive experience leading outdoor or adventure education
  • Aquatics - swim teaching, water safety, water fitness
  • Water Sports based certifications, such as sailing, kayaking or paddle-boarding

Required Experience:

  • Two years’ experience in a physical education related role
  • Experience planning, developing and instructing sports related courses
  • Experience developing and teaching a broad array of aquatic courses 
  • A passion for teaching and student development  
  • Strong commitment to excellence in instructing/coaching
  • Strong organizational, administrative and communication skills
  • Ability to lead and work independently as well as within a team
  • Knowledge of safety rules and regulations in relation to physical activity
  • Must be able to work irregular hours and weekends as needed
  • The ability to instruct and engage with a highly diverse student population
  • Current knowledge of best practices in the field of Physical Education      

Preferred Experience:

  • Three years’ experience in higher education teaching a variety of physical education courses
  • Additional experience in experiential education, teambuilding and leadership are a plus. Certifications in these areas are highly desirable

Other Information

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.