Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Topeka, Kansas
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Feb 03, 2017
Recruitment #270217
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Washburn University's Kinesiology Department invites applications for a full-time, 9 month, tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR beginning August 2017.  Successful candidate will be committed to providing quality undergraduate education. A completed doctorate is necessary for tenure-track appointment.

Qualifications: The Assistant Professor appointment requires an earned Doctorate (ABD considered) in Physical Education or related field, with a strong background in Elementary and Secondary Methods/Instructional Strategies, Motor Development, Measurement and Evaluation and Curriculum Development. Preference will be given to candidates who are also prepared to teach courses such as Rhythms and Creative Movement and Principles of Coaching, have demonstrated successful teaching at the college/university level and in the public school system, and provide evidence of scholarly research and publications and/or other scholarly activity related to the discipline.*

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will teach a 12 credit hour load each semester, consistent with his/her training and interests, from the following list of courses: Elementary Physical Education Methods and Instructional Strategies, Secondary Physical Education Methods and Instructional Strategies, Motor Development, Measurement and Evaluation, Adapted Physical Education and Physical Education Activity Techniques. Additional teaching responsibilities may include teaching a Wellness Concepts general education course. Further responsibilities include, but are not limited to: student advisement, supervision of student teachers and being the lead faculty member providing direction for the BEd P-12 Physical Education degree program. Candidate is also expected to engage in scholarly activity appropriate for appointment rank and provide service to the profession, university, community and department.

Rank and Salary:  Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.  Send application letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts of all academic work, and names and contact information of four professional references to:

If sending documentation via US Postal Service, please address to:

Kinesiology Department Search Committee


Washburn University


1700 SW College Ave.


Topeka, KS  66621


If sending documentation electronically, please send as a single PDF file to: and use “Physical Education position” in the subject line.


For questions, the Search Committee Chair may be contacted at:

The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts. Washburn University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.