Posting Number: 0602283
Recruitment Type: Open to All Applicants
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Position Type: Faculty
Position Status: Regular Full-time
Benefits Status: Benefits Eligible
Hiring Range: $58,000 - $60,000 per year + benefits package
Posting Date: 11/19/2021
Closing Date Review of applications will begin immediately, but the position
will remain open until filled.
Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning September 1,
2022. Varied schedule based on teaching load. Must be available to teach M-F,
8am-5:30pm. Additional teaching responsibilities may include evenings/night
The Department of Kinesiology at Pacific Lutheran University seeks an
individual who can contribute to a strong, cohesive team and a dynamic,
respected academic program. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a clear
commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level,
and to student-faculty collaboration, mentorship, and scholarship. The
department has a long and strong commitment to thoughtful integration of the
biophysical and psychosocial elements of our discipline combined with a deep
commitment to application within the field and seeks a candidate who can
contribute diverse perspectives and experiences and whose educational
training, scholarly pursuits, practitioner and/or personal experiences will
enrich our department's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Candidates with scholarly and/or applied expertise specifically related to
issues of race and ethnicity within our field are particularly encouraged to
The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher and accomplished or
promising scholar with an interest in, and ability to teach a wide range of
courses at the foundational and undergraduate level for undergraduate students
across an array of department majors and minors (including teacher
preparation, health and fitness promotion, exercise science and pre-physical
therapy). Candidates must be able to work effectively across subdisciplines
and must bring applied experiences through a record of scholarship and/or
direct experiences in professional endeavors. A demonstrated breadth of
knowledge and an integrated, holistic perspective of our field is expected. We
seek a candidate whose educational background includes a combination of
degrees that demonstrates this breadth.
The Kinesiology department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive
academic community. We encourage applications from individuals whose
backgrounds or interests align with this commitment, who foresee it impacting
their research, teaching, and service. We are particularly interested in
candidates who might develop new courses particularly in the areas of race and
ethnicity studies in our field. Candidates must also be authentically
committed to the integration of content related to diversity, equity and
inclusion in all assigned courses and subject areas.
Courses will be assigned based on department need, course availability and
faculty expertise. There is a six course, or 24 credit, teaching
responsibility for the academic year. Students in the department are engaged
learners who have high expectations for faculty related to curricular design
and instructional abilities, as well as the ability to connect concepts and
theory to applied examples and reference experiences in all courses in ways
that make learning relevant to their interests and needs.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Teach a full 24 credit teaching load. Teaching will occur principally in a
face-to-face environment at the undergraduate level and will include a
combination of foundational survey courses and upper division offerings. The
ability and willingness to teach at the graduate level is expected but not
guaranteed. Many graduate teaching opportunities occur in the summer months
(at night) and are paid separately from the academic year contract.
Undergraduate teaching assignments will include some combination of the
following courses or general content areas: Foundations in Kinesiology; Senior
Capstone; Evidence Based Practice in Kinesiology; Diversity and Inclusion in
Kinesiology; Fitness Leadership; Exercise Testing & Prescription; Nutrition,
Health and Fitness Promotion; Clinical Management of Special Populations;
Exercise Physiology, Applied Biomechanics and Kinesiology; Applied Training
and Conditioning; Comprehensive Health Education, Sport Pedagogy, Coaching
Effectiveness and Internship. Graduate courses are primarily hybrid in design
and are available based on areas of expertise and need and might include
courses such as Applied Research Methods; Inclusive Leadership; Applied
Exercise Science; or Applied Exercise and Sport Psychology. Undergraduate
academic and career advising, and graduate project mentoring are expected.
Opportunities for undergraduate research mentoring are also available and
welcomed. In addition, all department faculty are expected to contribute to
the General Education Physical Activity curriculum, First Year Experience
Program or January term as needed.
Contribute to the assessment of the undergraduate and graduate program as
Actively pursue a dedicated scholarly agenda.
Actively engage in department and university service including the
academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated understanding of effective and inclusive teaching practices.
Demonstrated commitment to creating and supporting equitable learning
experiences for all students.
Experience in application either as an applied scholar or practitioner in
areas related to Kinesiology.
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
A friendly and approachable demeanor and a desire to work in a
collaborative, supportive environment.
An ability and willingness to teach a range of undergraduate courses that
may span across more than one sub disciplinary field.
Doctorate in Kinesiology or a closely related field. ABD will be
considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2022.
Teaching experience (including graduate teaching assistant experiences)
at the university level.
Two or more degrees in differing areas of Kinesiology that demonstrate
breadth of knowledge in the field (e.g. Exercise Science, Pedagogy,
Health and Wellness, Sport and Exercise Psychology).
Experience teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
An understanding of private universities, specifically liberal arts-based
Experiences in advising and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate
Grant writing experience.
Experience working in collaborative, cross disciplinary settings.
Work occurs in a traditional office and classroom space housed in a busy
and active environment.
Some teaching spaces are located on the second floor of the building
without elevator access.
Ability to teach on campus and in person including courses that may require
physical activity and active demonstration.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit:
List of 3 references
List of courses taught
Statement of teaching philosophy in which you describe your goals for
student learning, the methods you use to help students achieve them, and
how you assess student learning. This statement should also explicitly
address how you create an inclusive learning environment that is attuned
to diversity and equity.
For questions or more information, please contact Nicky Martin at
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Will you have a doctorate degree in hand by September 1, 2022?
Are you legally eligible to work in the United States on your hire date AND legally authorized to work in the United States for Pacific Lutheran University without sponsorship now or indefinitely into the future?
List of Three References
List of Courses Taught