Position Title Assistant Professor Social/Psych of Sport and Physical
Work Location Springfield Campus
HR Home Department 020512 KINESIOLOGY
Pay Grade Unclassified
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State
University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Track
Term (if applicable) 9 month
Begin Date of Appointment 08/15/2022
The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate
academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching,
research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The
Assistant Professor's teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic
department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant
Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with
teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research,
based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of
Description of Primary Duties
We seek a candidate with a commitment to inclusive teaching practices and
expertise in Social/Psych of Sport and Physical Activity The successful
candidate will be knowledgeable about the use of student focused pedagogy in
the classroom in order to engage students in the learning process and will
join a unit that is dedicated to providing students with access to high impact
practices aimed at increasing student retention, persistence, and success.
Responsibilities include teaching in the areas of sport psychology, ethics and
diversity of sport, and social basis of sport. Additional responsibilisties
include activity courses related to fitness and supervision of internships,
thesis, and research projects as well as advising undergraduate/graduate
students and service to the school, college, university, and community.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor
are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of,
respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
Applicant should possess: Doctorate in Kinesiology (ABD considered) or
closely related field; potential for or evidence of innovative, learner-
centered pedagogy; ability to teach courses in Social/Psych of Sport and
Physical Activity; the ability or potential to mentor and support our diverse
student population; and possess excellent oral and written communication
Link to Job Description
https:// www. missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm
Open Date 10/15/2021
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until
Special Instructions to Applicants
First date of consideration is November 29, 2021, and review of applications
will continue until the position is filled.
Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching
philosophy, statement of diversity and inclusion, unofficial transcripts, and
contact information for 5 professional references to the electronic employment
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Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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