Clinical Assistant Professor of Kinesiology - Exercise Science (Non-Tenure Track)

The University of Alabama

United States

July 11, 2022

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Requisition Number: 0813569

Number of Open Positions: 1 Position Title: Assistant Professor Other Title Information: Clinical Assistant Professor of Kinesiology - Exercise Science (Non-Tenure Track) Organization: 212801 - KINESIOLOGY Position Summary:

  • Teach up to 8 classes during the academic year in exercise science or related areas
  • Advise undergraduate students in the exercise science concentration
  • Coordinate the undergraduate exercise science concentration
  • Help market the undergraduate exercise science concentration
  • Meet with prospective students and their families and attend events on campus aimed at prospective students
  • Participate in professional organizations
  • Participate in academic citizenship
  • Ad Text:

    The University of Alabama College of Education Department of Kinesiology Program in Exercise Science

    The exercise science faculty in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Alabama invite applications to fill a recently vacated full- time, non-tenure track renewable contract position at the clinical assistant professor rank in exercise science to begin August 2022. There are currently 8 tenure track and 1 clinical (non-tenure track) faculty in this area. Enrollment in the Exercise Science concentration of the Kinesiology undergraduate major has increased considerably in recent years; applicants are sought who can teach 4 or more classes per term, who can help with academic advising, and who can serve as program coordinator.

    The Department of Kinesiology, along with the College of Education, is firmly committed to creating a welcoming culture and to active and ongoing practices of equity and inclusivity in which diverse and historically marginalized identities and perspectives are recognized, valued, and promoted.

    About the University of Alabama and the College of Education

    The University of Alabama is experiencing tremendous growth, with enrollment reaching 37,842 students for fall 2020, compared to 27,052 in the fall of 2008. Approximately 40% of UA's freshman class scored 30 or higher on the ACT and the entering class in 2020 carries an average high school grade-point average of 3.83, with more than 42.3% having a high school GPA of 4.0 or higher. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 600 currently enrolled and has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In addition, The University of Alabama made Forbes' list of the Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. Finally, the University of Alabama has a total statewide economic impact of UA: $2.905 billion; 13,784 jobs; and $142.9 million in income and sales taxes (UA Center for Business and Economic Research). Please visit our University webpage (https: // www. ua.edu) for more details on University activities and faculty supports.

    Our mission at the College of Education (COE) is to be a leader in Alabama and across the nation in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and service by developing professionals with pedagogic and disciplinary expertise who advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners in a globalized society. To that end, the COE welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to UNITE with the larger community to collaboratively nurture cultural competence, empathy, and a vision of equity and justice for all learners; ACT to develop the full potential of all learners to be excellent professionals in their fields; and LEAD through continuous research-based critical inquiry of policy and reflective practice to enable transformative change in our diverse local and global communities. The COE consists of six Departments and is impactful in the lives of the individuals and entities we serve spanning populations, ages, settings, and contexts. Our faculty's research, teaching, and service is widely recognized through their securement of external funding, national awards, professional organization leadership, established centers and offices, and outreach to the local, state, and national communities. Faculty in the college are free to pursue their passions, partner with the local communities, and excel in their many pursuits of academia. Please visit our COE website (https: // education.ua.edu) for more details of our impactful community and faculty supports.

    Life in Tuscaloosa The University of Alabama is located in West Alabama and is 45 minutes southwest of Birmingham, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, a quintessential college town with a population of 101,113, has excellent recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities available. The Tuscaloosa area provides hiking, biking, and running trails, as well as playgrounds, parks, and dog parks to enjoy the outdoors. Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Nicol and Lake Lurleen offer sporting and leisure activities. Tuscaloosa is within driving distance of Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, Memphis, and the beaches of Gulf Shores. Tuscaloosa is also home to the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Bryant Museum, Children's Hands-On Museum, Moundville Archaeological Park, multiple sporting events, concerts hosted at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, and several festivals (e.g. West Alabama Food & Wine Festival, Druid City Arts Festival, Druid City Pride Festival, Kentuck Arts Festival, etc.). Tuscaloosa continues to grow in population, cultural events, and shopping alongside the University. Please visit the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce (https: // tuscaloosachamber.com) to learn more about our city.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Earned graduate degree (master's or doctorate) in exercise science, or related field
  • Previous teaching experience in exercise science
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in exercise science, or related field
  • Responsibilities:

  • Teach up to 8 classes during the academic year in exercise science or related areas
  • Advise undergraduate students in the exercise science concentration
  • Coordinate the undergraduate exercise science concentration
  • Help market the undergraduate exercise science concentration
  • Meet with prospective students and their families and attend events on campus aimed at prospective students
  • Participate in professional organizations
  • Participate in academic citizenship
  • Further information about the college and program is accessible at www. education.ua.edu.

    Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Jonathan Wingo at jwingo@ua.edu.

    Starting Date: August 16, 2022

    Benefits: • Health and Life Insurance • TIAA-CREF available • Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama • Summer employment available on an as needed basis

    Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Application Process: Please apply online at https: // facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter of application; vita; unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework; up to three samples of professional writing; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references are required to complete the online application process.

    Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate coursework.

    The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and the College of Education actively seeks diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Additional Position Information: UA EEO Statement

    The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. “EEO is the Law” https: // www. eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/posterscreenreaderoptimized.pdf “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement https:// www. dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCPEEOSupplementFinalJRFQA508c.pdf

    Search Initiation Date: 06/10/2022 Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants:

    A letter of application and vita are required to complete the online application process. Unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework; up to three samples of professional writing; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references are required to complete the online application process.

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