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Assistant/Associate Professor of Health & Kinesiology - Northwestern State University

State: Natchitoches, LA
Deadline: August 11, 2021

Job Description / Duties

• Teach 12 hours of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework (both face-to-face and online) during the fall and spring semesters. Summer teaching may be available for an additional
• Maintain quality programming in terms of expectations for activity, quality instruction, and
record keeping.
• Maintain cooperative relationships with entities related to facilities and equipment.
• Maintain required office hours for student access.
• Advise undergraduate students. Participate in and maintain a positive, student-oriented, and
caring academic atmosphere.
• Engage in service within health and human performance community and serve on college and university committees.
• Support the faculty, Department Head, Dean, Vice-president for Academic Affairs and President in the goals of the College and University.
• Participate in official Northwestern State University functions labeled as such by the President or Vice-President
• Participate in scholarly activities appropriate to the discipline and position.
• Maintain a collegial relationship with peers and colleagues throughout the University.
• Acknowledge and comply with the mandates of the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, which regulates the activity and employment of state employees including but not limited to the "Code of Governmental Ethics", "LA R.S. 42.1101 et seq", and "Dual Office Holding and Dual Employment LA R.S. 42.61 et seq".
• Represent the department and Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development in a professional manner in all activities.
• Perform other duties as needed, related to the overall mission of the department.
• Northwestern State University is committed to promotion of diversity and thus the candidate should facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. The candidate should have an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues, and their potential applications to pedagogy, programming, and service activity.
• Maintain confidentiality in accordance with federal laws and program policy.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Public Health, Kinesiology, Sport
Management, or related field (ABD will be considered). Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses health, kinesiology, and/or sport required. Applicants must be credentialed and in good standing by relative credentialing agencies. Applicants are expected to develop a research agenda related to health and kinesiology.

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent doctoral degree to warrant appointment at the assistant or associate professor rank. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills with evidence of effectively communicating with students, faculty, and constituencies.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in teaching in an online environment; experience teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level; experience with working with student outcomes; experience in a rural setting; established research agenda; and service within the profession.

Additional Information

Position open until filled.

Salary: $45,000 - $60,000

Contact Information

To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and complete contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses) for at least three (3) professional references to:
Dr. Tara Tietjen-Smith, or by mail: Chair, Health and Human Performance Search Committee, Department of Health and Human Performance, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 71497.

The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, as a condition of employment.

Employer Profile

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a public institution that was founded in 1884. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,900, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 916 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Athletics: NCAA Division I