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K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Tenure Track Faculty - Metropolitan State University of Denver

State: Denver, CO
Position: K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Tenure Track Faculty
Deadline: December 17, 2021

Job Description / Duties

The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants for a full time, tenure-track faculty position within the K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education Program (PETE). The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver prepares people who will “Teach, Lead, and Transform.” MSU Denver’s School of Education develops excellent teachers and educational leaders who engage in reflective practice and scholarly activity, and who are ethical decision makers and agents of social change. We provide an intellectually rigorous, culturally relevant curriculum that fosters pedagogical expertise, cultivates critical thinking, and promotes imagination.

We acknowledge the present and historical systems of oppression and marginalization that permeate all levels of society and believe these structures of power and privilege need to be deeply understood by all members of our SOE community. We are committed to actively dismantling these systems and barriers within our SOE, and value lived experience that supports this work.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented groups.

MSU Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of ethnic/racial minority backgrounds.

We create an equitable learning and working environment with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging where all community members feel valued to achieve personal and professional success.

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A successful candidate must have the ability to effectively:
• Teach 12 semester hours of undergraduate K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) day and/or evening (with possible Saturday and optional summer) courses in the teacher preparation program
• Teach courses in person (on campus), hybrid, or completely online format (synchronous and/or asynchronous)
• Teach a variety of K-12 PETE courses which may include Methods of Elementary PE, Measurement and Evaluation, Movement Science, Adapted Physical Education, Risk Prevention, Health Education, Methods of Team and Individual/Dual Sports, Field Experiences, Student Teaching
• Work collaboratively with schools and community agencies, including accreditation bodies
• Work effectively with colleagues to develop, evaluate, teach courses, and design curriculum
• Advise undergraduate and/or graduate students five scheduled hours per week, and assist in PETE retention and marketing as needed
• Demonstrated leadership roles and active professional development
• Demonstrate the experience and commitment to meet the educational needs of students from diverse student populations including traditional, first generation, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Latinx, adult, military, second career, second chance, concurrent high school/college students, and students with mental health, learning, or physical differences
• Supervise clinical experiences and/or student teachers
• Demonstrate commitment to teaching and advising, research, and service to the Department, School, University and professional community
• Develop and implement a research agenda that includes publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts and presentations at peer-reviewed professional conferences
• Demonstrate partnerships with K-12 schools and community agencies
• Demonstrate teaching and advising effectiveness and ability to teach wide variety of K-12 PETE courses

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications:
• Doctorate in Physical Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Kinesiology, or related field, or ABD (all but dissertation) completed by August 1, 2022 is required from state/nationally accredited university
• Minimum of three years professional K-12 teaching experience
• Experience with and commitment to the educational needs of an urban population, including first-generation, adult, working, and other identity representations

Preferred Qualifications:
• Doctorate in Physical Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education with an emphasis on K-12 physical education pedagogy
• Minimum of three years professional K-12 teaching experience in elementary physical education
• Curriculum and accreditation experience

Additional Information

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete applications received by Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11:59PM MST will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled. All applicants must submit an application and the documents outlined below through our online system,

IMPORTANT: In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
2. Teaching Philosophy/Teaching Example. Write a 1-2 page narrative that describes the values, beliefs, and goals you apply to teaching and learning. Your statement may include descriptions of your teaching methods, how you assess student learning, and how you evaluate your own efficacy as an instructor. Please include a teaching example that is a representation of a pedagogy class for teacher candidates. It can be a video, lesson plan, presentation visuals, or anything that can demonstrate your teaching.
4. Diversity Statement. Equity, inclusion, and the success of students with diverse identities are core to the mission of our Department and University. In the section labeled “Other Document,” please submit a diversity statement that details your ability to meaningfully contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. While not an exhaustive list, applicants can demonstrate their abilities through lived experiences, personal identities, curriculum, teaching pedagogy, research, service contributions, etc.
5. Unofficial Transcripts: Transcripts of highest degree earned. Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
6. References. Prepare a list of three professional references and their contact information.

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.

MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021. Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status.

Salary: The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $68,000 at Assistant or Associate Professor level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training. The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

Contact Information

HR Representative: Tanya Rogowsky,

Employer Profile

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) is an engaged urban university whose mission, vision, ongoing operations and strategic planning are informed by a core set of values that define who we are – and aspire to be – as a university: CADRE: Community, Access, Diversity, Respect, and Excellence.

Our mission is to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education, and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global, and technological society.