Lecturer and Program Director in Physical Education Plus

Lawrence, Kansas
Dec 08, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Overview

The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES) in the University of Kansas, School of Education and Human Sciences is searching for a Lecturer/Academic Program Associate for the 2021-2022 academic year beginning August 18, 2021. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in the undergraduate degree program and providing leadership for program accreditation activities. This position is a full-time, academic year (9 -month), non-tenure track appointment ending May 16, 2024, with the potential for re-appointment and possible summer teaching.

KU seeks applicants that meet the University’s mission in demonstrating a commitment to excellence, contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See http://provost.ku.edu/about. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.

Job Description

60% - Teaching

Anticipated course load is nine credit hours per semester (Fall and Spring) in the Physical Education Plus program at the University of Kansas. The specific undergraduate courses may be face-to-face, hybrid (part online, part face-to-face), or online and course load will be determined based on program need each semester.

20% - Program Director

Candidate will serve as program director, contribute to sustaining program accreditation standards, curricular oversight, and supervise student teachers. The program director will report directly to the Chairperson in the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences Department.

20% - Service

Candidate will also contribute to the service mission of the HSES Department, School of Education and Human Sciences, and the University of Kansas.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirement will be made through (1) descriptions of teaching in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity included in CV, and (3) information provided from three professional references.

1. Ph.D., Ed.D., or other terminal degree in Physical Education, Education or closely related field. If ABD, terminal degree must be achieved within/by one year of hire date.

2. Experience working with diverse populations as evidenced by application materials, interview, and references.

3. Background in working with college students, in the classroom and/or in student-teaching settings.

4. Evidence of developing and teaching courses in an online format.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Past experience working with distance-learning for student-teacher assessment.

2. Intermediate to advanced technological skills, including experience with online/remote education.

3. Past evidence of working in teacher preparation programming and accreditation.

4. Educational background in physical education pedagogy.

5. Demonstrated record of teaching excellence within a physical education curriculum.

6. Excellence in written and oral communication skills as evidenced in application materials and interview.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Candidates must apply at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/18239BR. ​A complete application will include the online application including: (1) a cover letter describing your teaching experience and philosophy; (2) a CV that lists your record of accomplishments and productivity; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e. evaluations) ;and (4) a list of three professional references.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of applications is scheduled to begin February 15, 2021, and will continue as needed until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Applicants can direct questions to Ashley Herda, Assistant Professor and Co-Chair ([email protected]).

KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran's status.