Position: Assistant Professor in Kinesiology (2 positions)
Deadline: February 3, 2022
Job Description / Duties
Primary responsibilities include: 1) TEACHING – research active instructors teach 6 units over a 10-month academic year in a highly diverse, student-centered program; provide high quality instruction in a variety of kinesiology courses; advise and mentor students as they matriculate through the program and prepare to enter the profession; 2) SCHOLARSHIP – development/continuation of a focused area of scholarship that includes refereed publications, professional presentations, external funding, and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students; 3) SERVICE – active service participation at the Department, College, University, Profession and community levels.
Qualifications / Required Skills
Research doctoral degree in a Kinesiology-related field (e.g. Sport Leadership, Sport Sociology, Human Performance). ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2023.
Evidence of scholarship agenda focused in an area related to coaching and leadership; sport management; socio-cultural aspects of sport; physical activity; human performance.
Training and expertise to teach Kinesiology courses to diverse learners in one or more of the following areas: fitness and physical activity; sport philosophy and culture; sport leadership; sport administration; sport coaching; human performance.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the posting details and qualifications. Applications must also include: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a teaching statement outlining teaching experience and qualifications; (3) a research statement that addresses current areas of expertise and future research agenda; and (4) a statement describing the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All application materials should be submitted electronically via the application link, preferably in a single PDF file. In addition, applicants should submit contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for at least three professional references.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is CHP-3537.
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The College of Health Professions invites applications for two tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professors in the Department of Kinesiology beginning August 2022. One position will service sport management-related courses and one will focus on human performance, physical activity, coaching and leadership-related courses.
The Department of Kinesiology, located within the College of Health Professions, has over 30 full-time faculty and more than 1,200 students across the Physical Education/Teacher Education, Sport Management, and Exercise Science undergraduate programs. The Department also offers a Master's degree in Athletic Training. All programs value success in working with diverse populations and students. Kinesiology has a strong, positive relationship with the University's Division of Athletics and Campus Recreation.
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls approximately 20,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.