The School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport (KRS) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor appointment beginning Fall semester 2021 in the undergraduate Physical Education Teacher Education program. We are seeking candidates interested in working with us to educate our students to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse, multicultural, and technology-driven society. This position will be filled with a professional who has the potential and desire for engaging in professional collaboration with others at the university, national, and international levels. Candidates should be well-informed of current research trends and topics in physical education. The following are duties for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Teaching: Primary teaching responsibilities for this position include undergraduate courses in the area of:
- Teaching secondary methods in physical education
- Supervision of undergraduate physical education majors in field experiences
- Teaching elementary movement and themes skill foundational courses
- Teaching strength and conditioning principles for secondary physical education (preferred)
- Various other content related courses specific to physical education
The courses may be delivered on campus, off campus, or potentially online. The candidate may also teach 1-2 graduate courses during the regular academic year. Undergraduate advising is also expected.
Scholarship: Maintain an active role in research and scholarly production including publishing in peer-reviewed journals and securing research funding. Maintain awareness of current research trends and topics associated with Physical Education.
Service: Actively participate in university service (departmental, college, and university committees) and professional service. Actively participate in recruitment and retention efforts.
Candidate should meet the following criteria:
- Hold a Doctorate in Physical Education, Pedagogy, Kinesiology, or a closely related field by time of appointment.
- Articulate a well-defined research agenda in the area of Physical Education or Kinesiology
- Experience with Physical Education Teacher Education in higher education
- Experience in K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education
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