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Professor - Scuba (Western Illinois University)

Posted: Friday,
March 17 2023

Location: Macomb, Illinois

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:



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.


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:

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