Position: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Deadline: October 1, 2022
Job Description / Duties
The Kinesiology Department at Southwestern University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Kinesiology position to begin in August 2023. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching undergraduate kinesiology courses and fostering undergraduate research in a liberal arts environment. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: motor behavior, adapted fitness, health & wellness, public health, or anatomy & physiology.
Qualifications / Required Skills
Southwestern University embraces the teacher-scholar model. Excellence in teaching is the central criterion for faculty evaluation at Southwestern. Primary teaching responsibilities will relate to the candidate’s field of expertise. In addition, the successful candidate may contribute to courses in anatomy & physiology, health & fitness, or research methods. The University’s standard teaching load is five courses per academic year (3-2 or 2-3). Faculty are expected to maintain a research program involving undergraduate students that results in peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to university and departmental service and participate in academic advising and retention initiatives.
The Kinesiology Department and Southwestern University are committed to recruiting candidates who excel in both teaching and research and can best serve our diverse student population. As of the Fall 2021 semester, over 40% of students enrolled at Southwestern are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and we are committed to further increasing and supporting the diversity of our students, faculty and curriculum. The Department seeks candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to, and will take an active role in, enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity across the University, including fostering a sense of community and belonging for students. In your application materials, please include specific and detailed information about how you have worked to enhance diversity and inclusion through your teaching practices, research, and/or service experiences within the college or university setting.
To apply: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but the degree must be completed by August 2023. Applicants should submit through Interfolio: (1) a cover letter addressing your interest in teaching at an undergraduate institution; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy that summarizes your goals for student learning as well as the methods you will use to help students achieve them; (4) an overview of your research program that highlights the role of undergraduate involvement; (5) a graduate transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and (6) three letters of reference with at least two of these letters addressing teaching aptitude. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/112015. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F
Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) is a selective undergraduate residential liberal arts institution located in the greater Austin area with new state-of-the-art facilities for scientific teaching and research. Established in 1840, Southwestern enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student–faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The university provides a highly interdisciplinary and holistic education that values high-impact learning experiences, such as study abroad, internships, and faculty-student research. A member of the recently formed Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. Additional information about the university can be found at our website: www.southwestern.edu.