Assistant Professor - Kinesiology - 17782
The Department of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Professional
Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track
Assistant Professor in the area of Health Promotion beginning August 2022.
This is a 9-month position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate
and graduate courses, as well as research, and service to the university,
profession and community. Research expertise should complement existing
The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of undergraduate and
graduate courses related to health programming, theory, management, and
research, as part of the Human Performance major and Health Promotion minor
programs. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research
agenda that results in publications and presentations, and that contributes to
advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. The
candidate will be expected to participate in service activities and embrace
the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university
An earned doctorate in health promotion, community health, kinesiology, or
a closely related field. ABD candidates may apply but must have their
degree completed by the contract start date in August 2022; if not, they
will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their
degree will be completed before January 2023 in advance of their first
scheduled performance review.
Demonstrated commitment to teaching, with an emphasis on promoting student
success, clear evidence of scholarly potential, and commitment to serving
as an active member of the department, university, and broader community.
Experience with online teaching or willingness to learn current and
emerging practices in online teaching and learning
Potential to foster service-based learning by taking students beyond the
classroom to apply learned skills
Experience with curriculum development and assessment
Experience collaborating in an interdisciplinary team to advance program,
department and university growth goals
Demonstrated potential to positively impact the health of local
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following
applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and
Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic,
cultural and ethnic backgrounds
Full-time teaching responsibilities include teaching courses in the
department's graduate program, Human Performance major, and Health Promotion
minor. Specific courses may include: Health Behavior Development and Society,
Introduction to Quality of Life and Health Promotion, Current Topics in Health
and Wellness, Stress Management, Health Behavior Theory, or others, depending
upon qualifications. Research expectations include publication and
presentation of peer-reviewed research in one's area of expertise. In
addition, faculty members must serve as advisors/mentors to students and are
encouraged to engage students in research or other scholarly and creative
activities. Service responsibilities include committee service at the
departmental, college, and university levels, as well as participation in
community organizations and the discipline as relevant to the candidate's
expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach in a variety
of formats, including in-person, online and/or in a hybrid format.
The College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of professionals who are
lifelong learners, creators of knowledge, and leaders of character and
integrity. Responding to the changing needs within our global society, our
programs prepare professionals to actively engage in an open democratic
society inclusive of diverse populations. As a premier center for global
learning, the College's focus on depth of learning and academic excellence
provides our students with the requisites to be leaders dedicated to change in
The Department of Kinesiology (formerly HPERC) prepares teachers and
professionals in physical education and the exercise sciences. The department
houses two undergraduate major programs and one master's program, including a
BSE in Physical Education Teacher Education, BS in Human Performance; and MSE
in Professional Studies: Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching.
The Department of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology
Association which promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unified academic
discipline involving the study of physical activity and its impact on health,
society and quality of life. As part of the College of Education and
Professional Studies the teacher preparation program is one of few programs in
the state of Wisconsin which has received accreditation from The National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The faculty and academic staff in the Kinesiology Department are dedicated to
providing high quality education for students committed to professional
careers in the exercise sciences, health and physical education, health
promotion, sport and recreation management, strength and conditioning, and
coaching, among other health and human performance careers.
Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in
Wisconsin's public higher education system that also includes two doctoral
institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater's main campus is located
in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville.
Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the
pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on
transforming lives. UW-Whitewater's campuses are located conveniently near
Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful
small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial
opportunities of major metropolitan areas.
The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student
success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate,
bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online
programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and
encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural
sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary
UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students
with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design
and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have
more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater's intercollegiate
athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is
committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus
environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest
in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities
and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding
ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications
from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of
Wisconsin System (https: // www. wisconsin.edu).
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in
writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a
public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of
applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of
the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal
Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment
Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency
to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer
of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they
have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or
left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of
sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference
checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active
participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including
necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual
Security Report, see https:// www. uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy
of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about
the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee
UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U's LEAP principles (https:// www. uww.edu/leap) and
emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices
(https: // www. aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of
Research and Sponsored Programs (https:// www. uww.edu/orsp) provides support
for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities
to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research
activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology
transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https: // www. wisys.org).
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by January 10, 2022 are ensured full consideration.
Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the
discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be
invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to
complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please
contact us at (262) 472-1072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Jason Shurley, Ph.D.
Brandi Niemeier, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair of Kinesiology
Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online
submission of the following documents:
Cover Letter/letter of interest
Name and contact information for three professional references (letters
of recommendation optional)
Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be
required if offered the position)
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