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Open Rank of Kinesiology Faculty Position - Penn State Berks

State: Reading, PA
Position: Open Rank of Kinesiology Faculty Position
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Posted: January 3, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The position involves teaching physical activity courses in the Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP). The KPAP provides physical activity classes to the general student population in fulfillment of the Health and Wellness general education requirement. Additionally, the successful applicant will coordinate the KPAP which includes organizing the types of courses offered as well as the timing of course offerings, identifying qualified adjunct instructors to teach in the KPAP, and other duties as needed. The successful candidate will be a team-player willing to work together to ensure the highest quality education for Berks’ students. The applicant will be joining a dynamic Kinesiology faculty group with a focus on future growth and improvement. Service to the College, the community, and the profession is expected.

Qualifications / Required Skills

A Master’s or Doctorate in Kinesiology (or Education) with expertise in group physical fitness instruction is required with a preference for those candidates with higher education teaching experience. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and community outreach is expected. The candidate must support the College’s mission of enhancing undergraduate learning through engagement while encouraging individual growth, cultural awareness, ethical decision-making, and civic responsibility. Enthusiasm for learning and a willingness to continually develop as a teacher are critical qualifications. Start Date: August 2019. Review of applications will begin January 25, 2019.

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Penn State Berks offers the collegiality and intimacy of a small college and the strength of a well-respected research university. Penn State University is committed to Affirmative Action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. For information about Penn State Berks, please visit our website.

Salary: Competitive

Contact Information

Inquiries: Please contact Dr. Ben Infantolino, committee chair,

Employer Profile

Kinesiology is part of the Division of Science in the growing undergraduate college of Penn State University. The Science Division currently offers four B.S. degrees: Kinesiology (with emphasis in Business and Science), Biology (with options in General Biology and Genetics & Developmental Biology), Biochemistry (with options in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), and Science (with options in General Science and Life Science). These programs allow students interested in science to graduate from Berks with a Bachelor’s Degree. Penn State Berks places student learning as its central mission with increasing attention to practical and hands-on competencies, undergraduate research, and internship experiences. The College is characterized by its commitment to innovative pedagogies and instructional technologies that actively engage students in their education and encourage them to take increasing responsibility for learning. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.