Adjunct Instructor, School of Human Services, Health, Fitness, and Lifestyle Instructors

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >


You are invited to submit an application to be included in the general pool of candidates from which qualified faculty roles will be filled. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department and there is no guarantee that an open position currently exists. Appointments are renewed based on departmental need and teaching performance. Classes may be day or evening. Rank and compensation are based on experience and academic credentials.


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

About the Department

The School of Human Services offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs, with preparation for exciting careers in behavior analysis, counseling, exercise science, health promotion and education, public health, school psychology, and sport administration. 

Job Overview

The School of Human Services is seeking qualified and enthusiastic professionals and educators to fill adjunct positions in the Health, Fitness, and Lifestyle (HFL) Program, which offers a diverse array of  courses focused on improving health, fitness levels, and skillsets related to personal well-being. Current HFL offerings include Physical Conditioning, Marathon Training, Walking for Fitness, Running for Fitness, Barre Fitness, Tennis I, Basketball I, Snow Sports, Beginning Swimming, Swim Conditioning, Social History of Baseball, Issues in Global Sport, Sport and Community, Philosophy of Sports, Yoga I, Yoga II, Mindfulness, Ashtanga Yoga Studies, Yin Yoga Studies, Financial Wellness, Happiness in Action, Healthy Cooking Basics, and Stress Management.  

In addition to growing our pool of instructors, we are seeking to expand our course offerings to provide further opportunities for students. If you have an area of expertise that aligns with the HFL program, we encourage you to apply. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all other activities. 

Essential Functions

  • On a part-time basis, conduct and teach assigned undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses in the School of Human Services.  
  • Course instruction consistent with accreditation standards. 
  • Grading assignments, monitoring student participation. 
  • Adherence to program and college policies and procedures. 
  • Maintaining communication with program faculty, staff, and students. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Academic degree in appropriate discipline and/or relevant professional credentials. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  
  • Ability to work and collaborate with individuals from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. 
  • Candidates should also have computer and internet literacy and be comfortable with online instructional methods.  

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree, and/or professional credentials, and/or professional experience in the course area that will be taught. 

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 94041 


Adjunct Instructor, School of Human Services, Health, Fitness, and Lifestyle Instructors

Date:  Feb 24, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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