Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance
Scope of Job
The Department of Health and Human Performance in the College of Health Affairs at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley is seeking candidates who have a demonstrated record of success in teaching, research, and service in exercise science/kinesiology and/or related fields that are commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2019. The position requires teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise science and kinesiology, establishing a research agenda and scholarly endeavor in the discipline, conducting and publishing scholarly research, service on university, college, and departmental committees and taskforces, grants procurement, and performance of other duties assigned by the department chair.
Faculty will be required to teach in a variety of settings incorporating technology and student engaged pedagogies to maximize student success. Given that UTRGV will be a distributed campus, faculty may be required to teach online or hybrid courses or teach at different locations. Service to the department, college, university, community and professional organizations is an integral part of the faculty member’s responsibilities.
UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly work, student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV’s strategic plan, vision, mission, values and core priorities. (http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/strategic-plan/index.htm).
Faculty is expected to actively engage in research/scholarship and seek external funding. Faculty are encouraged to engage in basic, applied and/or translational research to address critical community and state needs.
An earned doctorate in Exercise Science with an educational background in Exercise Science/Kinesiology and or related fields from an accredited university. An ABD may be considered but must have the degree completed prior to the start of the fall 2019 session.
Candidates, who possess an ACSM or NSCA certification are highly desirable. Experience in teaching at the college level is preferred. Evidence of the use of technology in teaching and research in the field is required.