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Teaching Assistant Professor in Athletic Coaching Education with an emphasis in Kinesiology - West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS)

State: Morgantown, WV
Position: Teaching Assistant Professor in Athletic Coaching Education with an emphasis in Kinesiology
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Posted: April 2, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor in Athletic Coaching Education with an emphasis in Kinesiology. This position will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Coaching and Teaching Studies. CPASS is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Appointment: August 16, 2019 – Nine-month appointment. Summer teaching opportunities are available.

Responsibilities: Provide guidance to the Athletic Coaching Education program. The ideal candidate will have college teaching in coaching education and/or experience with a national sport governing body’s coaching education program. It is expected that the candidate will provide service to the department and College. The specific responsibilities for the position include:
1. Teaching sport science and movement science courses in the undergraduate and graduate athletic coaching education and undergraduate physical education teacher education programs. A minimum teaching load of 12 credits each semester is required. Classes may include anatomy, biomechanics, strength and conditioning (introduction, techniques, program design), motor development, motor learning, training theories, and principles/problems in coaching.
2. Coordinate and supervise students completing internships and field practicums in strength & conditioning.
3. Mentor graduate students and serve on doctoral committees.
4. Facilitating technology integration into curriculum.
5. Providing service to the College and profession, and serving on appropriate University and College-wide committees.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Professional Qualifications: Candidate must meet all the following qualifications by the time of appointment. An earned doctoral degree with a specialization in kinesiology or a closely related area. Excellent written and oral communication skills and leadership skills are required. Preference will be given to applicants with CSCS or comparable credentials, and a minimum of 2 years of effective teaching in a coaching education program.

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

To apply, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references in WVU’s New Hire system. The letter of application should address the applicant’s ability to meet the responsibilities of the position. For further information regarding this position, please contact Valerie Wayda, Department Chair, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at valerie.wayda@mail.wvu.edu.

Contact Information

To apply, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references in WVU’s New Hire system. The letter of application should address the applicant’s ability to meet the responsibilities of the position. For further information regarding this position, please contact Valerie Wayda, Department Chair, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at valerie.wayda@mail.wvu.edu.
Visit our web site at http://cpass.wvu.edu/

Employer Profile

West Virginia University is the flagship, land-grant institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia and one of only 46 institutions nationwide defined as both a land-grant institution and a Carnegie-classified R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution. The university is also a Carnegie-classified Community Engaged institution. Ranked among the top 100 public universities, WVU offers 193 degree programs to approximately 31,000 students through its 15 colleges and schools. West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, which itself is identified as a most preferred small city/college town in America. The immediate region has a diverse population of approximately 350,000 residents. Morgantown is also within easy traveling distance of several larger metropolitan and cultural centers, including Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, DC, and Columbus, OH.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans.