Instructor – Department of Health and Human Performance (R-01427)

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Position Description: This is a 9-month, full-time faculty, non-tenure track (NTT) position as an Instructor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance. 

Responsibilities Include:  Teaching 12 - 15 hours of undergraduate courses per semester with the possibility of intersession and summer teaching; courses may include the areas of recreation, adapted physical education and general health related areas; student mentoring; serve on committees; provide service to the university, college and community and other duties  as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Earned Master’s in Health and Human Performance, Exercise Science, Physical Education or a related field; demonstrated excellence as a classroom teacher at the collegiate level; teaching in a learner-centered environment; experience teaching with technology and online instruction; teaching experience in the areas of adapted and/or recreation and general health; have excellent oral and written communication skills; work with a team centered approach and be active professionally.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD or ABD in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or similarly related fields, teaching experience in higher education and experience in adapted physical education and recreation.

Appointment Date: August 2019.   

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications submitted prior to February 25, 2019 will receive priority consideration.  For more information about Fort Hays State University, please visit our website at

Salary:  Salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with experience, qualifications, and rank.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Application Process:  To apply for this position, visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents:  To apply, provide the following documents in one consolidated PDF file:
         - Current vitae/resume including at least three professional references.
         - Cover letter specifying how candidate’s credentials match with position description.
         - Statement of teaching philosophy.                                                              

If you have questions regarding the position, contact:
Name: Dr. John Zody
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-628-4370

About the Department:
The Department of Health and Human Performance is one of six academic departments in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and currently serves over 680 majors, including nearly 160 in the China partnership program.  Undergraduate programs lead to the Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human performance with four program concentrations: Health Promotion/ Wellness; K-12 Teaching/Coaching; Sport and Exercise Therapy; and Recreation/Sports Management, along with a Bachelor of Health Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (matriculating to a Master of Science in Athletic Training).  The graduate program leads to the Master of Science degree in Health and Human Performance and the department also offers concentration in the Master of Liberal Studies and Master of Professional Studies.

About the College
The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is home to challenging and exciting degree programs in the fields of allied health, communication sciences and disorders, health and human performancenursing, psychology and social work.  With 80 full-time faculty serving nearly 2900 undergraduate and graduate students, the departments offer programs that prepare students for careers in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Outstanding facilities, comprehensive and demanding curricula, and a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching provide a framework for graduates to excel in their chosen field. In addition to discipline specific coursework, students have numerous opportunities to gain experience and knowledge through research projects, field trips, service-learning activities, teaching apprenticeships, internships, and student exchange.  Students develop skills and competencies that prepare them to be practitioners, scientists, health care providers, educators, managers, and policy makers destined for key roles in the health and behavioral sciences.

About Fort Hays State University:
Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 7,000).  Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
  • Graduate School

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

About Hays, Kansas:
Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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Posted: 1/18/2019
Application Due: 3/19/2019
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