Position: Lecturer of Kinesiology
Deadline: December 11, 2023
Job Description / Duties
Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology, the Lecturer of Kinesiology position requires teaching five courses per semester, primarily in the undergraduate Coaching Minor. These courses may include Principles of Coaching, Sport Conditioning Lab, Coaching Baseball/Softball, Coaching Football, Coaching Olympic Sports, Psychology of Coaching, Principles of Officiating, and Coaching Practicum. Candidates with a terminal degree in Coaching Education or a closely related discipline may also teach courses in the graduate Coaching Education concentration, including Sport Coaching Pedagogy, Research Methods, and Administrative Issues in Coaching. Candidates who have completed at least 18 hours of graduate work in Exercise Science or a closely related field may also teach undergraduate Exercise Science courses such as Introduction to Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning, Research Methods, and Exercise Physiology Lab. The position is a 10-month non-tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Qualifications / Required Skills
•Earned master’s degree* in Coaching Education, Exercise Science, or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2024. At least 18 graduate semester hours in Coaching Education or a closely related field and/or relevant coaching experience is also required.
•Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
•Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
*Note: An earned doctorate in Coaching Education or a closely related discipline will be required to teach courses in the graduate Coaching Education program.
•University/college teaching experience.
•High school and/or college coaching experience.
•Potential for online teaching.
Conditions of Employment:
•Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
•All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
•Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
• Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.
Screening of applications begins December 11, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2024. 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. See https://hr.georgiasouthern.edu/employment-opportunities/ to apply. Reference Job ID#265659.
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://chp.georgiasouthern.edu. 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 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Contact our search chair Dr. John Dobson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-478-0200
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving over 25,500 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.
Within this setting, the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology is a dynamic and growing unit of over 50 faculty and staff serving over 2,000 majors enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. This position will fill teaching needs within the department’s Coaching Education and Exercise Science programs. The Coaching Education program includes an undergraduate minor and an online concentration within our Masters in Kinesiology degree. Both the undergraduate minor and graduate concentration are accredited by the United States Center for Coaching Excellence. The Exercise Science program includes both an undergraduate degree with approximately 1000 students and a concentration within our Masters in Kinesiology degree with approximately 25 students.