Assistant Professor - Physical Education Teacher Education

Morgantown, West Virginia
Jan 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in Physical Education Teacher Education with an emphasis in pedagogy and technology. Our College serves approximately 1100 students across 13 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Our mission focuses on conducting and disseminating high quality research, preparing students to be leaders and innovators in their fields, and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of our state through outreach efforts. We are looking for a highly qualified individual who can contribute to this mission by working with other faculty, learners, and community partners in a dynamic and collaborative environment.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Engaging in a consistent and focused line of research funded by receiving external grants/contracts.

2. Mentoring graduate student research through chairing doctoral committees and committee membership.

3. Teaching in-person and online courses to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in physical education teacher education. These courses may include pedagogy theory/application, elementary physical education methods, and technology in physical education.

4. Supervision of practicum/clinical experiences in PK-12 school settings.

5. Collaboration with school-community leaders, teachers/staff, and families is also important given our long-standing university-school-community contractual relationships.

6. Providing service to the department, college, and profession.


This 9-month position will begin on August 16, 2017. Summer teaching opportunities are available.





  • An earned doctorate at the time of appointment with a specialization in physical education teacher education or a closely related area.

  • Demonstrated ability in presenting and publishing high quality research.
  • Minimum of one year of experience delivering physical education/physical activity programs to school-aged learners.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Familiarity with the grant-writing process or experience working on funded projects.
  • Evidence of innovative and effective teaching with adult learners.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation, accreditation, and teaching performance assessment.

Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2017 and will remain open until filled.


To apply, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references. 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


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.