Kinesiology and Human Wellness: Tenure-Track
Kinesiology and Human Wellness – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time Tenure-Track, Open-Rank position to lead our new Kinesiology and Human Wellness Program, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.
The new kinesiology program will build upon the college’s renowned and rigorous programs in the sciences, public health and pre-health and contribute to developing one of the most comprehensive approaches to academic health and wellness programs at a small liberal arts college. Our new colleague will have input on the design of the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Innovation in Health, Wellness and Human Performance, which will house the kinesiology program, including faculty offices, classrooms, and labs, after construction is completed in 2021.
Applicants should be interested in teaching a broad range of undergraduate Kinesiology courses. Projected teaching responsibilities include Intro to Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, senior capstone (Senior Inquiry), and one or more new courses in Behavior and Exercise, Social Issues in Human Wellness, Exercise Evaluation and Prescription, and/or other specialty of the candidate.
A strong candidate will demonstrate: a commitment to creative and engaging undergraduate teaching and academic advising; a commitment to pursue a program of scholarship that includes undergraduate students, publishing in professional journals, and presenting at regional, state, and national conferences; and a willingness to serve the college, department, profession, and community. Ph.D. required.
Being a diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and reflected in the strategic plan. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body. Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.
Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana.
Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kimberly Murphy, also Chair of the Biology Department at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
A complete application includes:
- A cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting
- Curriculum vitae
- Copy of graduate transcripts
- A statement of teaching philosophy
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness
- A research statement highlighting potential collaboration with undergraduate students
- Three letters of recommendation (including contact information)
To apply, please email application materials to [email protected] using the subject line: Search #122-19 Kinesiology, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Provost and Dean of the College. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #122-19 Kinesiology, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, Il., 61201.