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Lecturer in the Physical Activity Lifestyle Program-Search #67763 - Georgia Southern University

State: Savannah, GA
Position: Lecturer in the Physical Activity Lifestyle Program-Search #67763
Deadline: April 4, 2020

Job Description / Duties

Position Description-Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the Lecturer position requires a master’s degree and carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, professional development, and service. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Physical Activity Lifestyle Program and/or the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology. Teaching will include multiple two credit hour concepts of health and physical activity courses and potentially other health sciences and kinesiology courses. This candidate will be the Armstrong Campus Coordinator and oversee delivery of curriculum and the training and supervision of graduate teaching assistants and part-time faculty. In addition, the candidate will maintain university partnerships, promote and sustain interdisciplinary dialogue and service, hold membership in professional associations, serve on committees, and participate in official activities at the program, departmental, college, and university levels. The position is a 10-month, non-tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications:
• Earned master’s degree or higher in Physical Education, Exercise Science, or a closely related field by August 1, 2020;
• Willingness to engage in institutional student success initiatives;
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development; and
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with online teaching;
• Experience teaching at the university level; and/or
• Certification in a relevant area (i.e., Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Training)

Additional Information

Lecturer in the Physical Activity Lifestyle Program —Search #67763
Waters College of Health Professions / Department of Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Lecturer. The home campus for this position will be the Armstrong campus.
Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.
Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The “new” Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.
Within this setting, the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology is a dynamic and growing unit of over 60 faculty and staff serving over 2,000 majors enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The department is committed to the promotion of health and wellness within individuals, families, and communities. The Physical Activity Lifestyle (PAL) Program promotes the fundamental concepts associated with wellness throughout the lifespan. Students will gain an understanding of wellness, healthy lifestyles, and avoidance of harmful habits. The person filling this position will have a primary role in fulfilling this mission on the Armstrong campus.

Screening of applications begins April 6, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2020. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Leigh Rich, Search Chair, Search #67763
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-344-2615

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contact Information

Leigh Rich, Search Chair, Search #67763
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-344-2615