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Assistant Professor in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness at Tennessee Tech - Tennessee Tech University

State: Cookeville, TN
Position: Assistant Professor in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness at Tennessee Tech
Deadline: May 22, 2020

Job Description / Duties

Essential Functions:
Tennessee Technological University is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor in the Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness department. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate classes that will include but not limited to pedagogy of health and physical education, methods of teaching physical education at the middle and secondary levels, assessment in physical education, curriculum development, fitness, motor learning, motor development, with potential to teach coaching classes including but not limited to introduction to coaching and sport psychology. Additionally, the successful candidate will conduct lab/hands on experiences and be responsible for critiquing student teacher performance in the practicum setting. At the graduate level, the successful candidate may be asked to teach classes in pedagogy, adapted physical education and sport, leadership, fundraising and assessment. The successful candidate will also be required to evaluate current programs of study and make recommendations for updates and changes, supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, supervise students in residency and student teaching, make community connections in education and sport, serve students, the department, college and university in a supporting and professional manner, provide leadership in and of the profession of exercise science, physical education, wellness and coaching, develop a research agenda and collaborate with departmental and university faculty in research and grant writing to pursue external funding, and serve on departmental, college and university committees. This is a full-time, nine-month position with potential for summer teaching. Rank and salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Qualifications / Required Skills

An earned doctorate degree in exercise science, physical education or closely related field from an accredited university. Documented minimum three years full-time teaching experience in the exercise science field, including pedagogy, at the undergraduate level as a fully credentialed instructor. Proof of teaching excellence. Basic understanding of teaching using on-line delivery. Related research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications:
Documented experience in developing and assessing undergraduate courses, documented success in teaching using D2l or other current on-line delivery system. Evidence of pedagogical knowledge, ability to develop partnerships on campus and in the community, and supervisory experience with students who seek a teaching license. Documented knowledge of the edTPA assessment. Active mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students. Strong link in the profession through membership in professional organizations, presentations, article and textbook chapter reviewer, and publications. Documented advising experience at undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Experience in accreditation.

Additional Information

Job Purpose:
The purpose of this position is to teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly work and serve the profession, community, university, college, department and students . The Department of Exercise Science provides undergraduate concentrations in fitness and wellness, physical education teacher licensure, pre-athletic training, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, and sport administration. Master of Arts concentrations are offered in the online format in adapted physical education, elementary/middle physical education, lifetime wellness and sport management. The Educational Specialist concentration in Exercise Science is housed in the department of Curriculum and Instruction with concentration classes taught by Exercise Science graduate faculty. Finally, Exercise Science graduate faculty teach classes and serve on committees in the Health Behavior and Wellness Education Ph.D. concentration which is part of the Exceptional Learning Ph.D. program in the College of Education.

To apply, please visit the full job description at https://jobs.tntech.edu and upload the following materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of professional references, copies of all college/university transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire) and email contact information for three references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter if selected for interview. Screening date is May 22, 2020; open until filled. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Candidates must be able to assume duties August 1, 2020. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to equity@tntech.edu.

Salary: Rank and salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact Information

To apply, please visit the full job description at https://jobs.tntech.edu and upload the following materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of professional references, copies of all college/university transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire) and email contact information for three references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter if selected for interview.