Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education

Job description

ACH Posting 41405




The Department of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education seeks a qualified candidate for an Assistant Professor in Health and Physical Education position. The College of Education is SACS accredited and offers high level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking external funding, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels. We are the seventh largest public university in the state with students from 44 states and 75 countries. Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is rapidly growing, with programs at the undergraduate level through the doctorate with a diverse faculty and student population. Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. The University System of Georgia named UWG its Institution of the Year and President Kyle Marrero its President of the Year in 2016. We pride ourselves in being the best place to work, learn, and succeed.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Physical Education and Health and Community Wellness Programs in both face-to-face and online environments, scholarly activity, and service to the Department, College, University, and community.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Health and Physical Education or related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 1, 2019 (ABD considered)
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate courses in Physical Education and Health Programs in both face-to-face and online environments
  • Established or developing research agenda
  • Established or developing record of service

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with higher education teaching experience in Physical Education and Health, practical experience in the field (K-12), a demonstrated research agenda, and documented evidence of effective online teaching.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2018 and will continue until position is filled. Electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, research writing sample (ex. article), and complete contact information for three professional references to: 

Dr. Brian Mosier, Search Committee Chair


[email protected]




Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check.

This is a ten-month appointment, and start date for the position is August 1, 2019, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See for more information.




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Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 1/7/2019
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