Assistant Professor Health, Physical Education and Research

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TITLE:  Assistant/Associate Professor in Health, Physical Education, and Research                          

DEPARTMENT:  School of Education, Human Development, and Consumer Sciences                     

REPORTS TO: Chair, School of Education, Human Development and Consumer Sciences


EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Full-time       

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION:  Exempt                      




The School of Education, Human Development, and Consumer Sciences at Kentucky State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, with an emphasis in Exercise Science. A master’s degree is required and a doctorate preferred in Exercise Science or a related field. Professional experience as a practitioner in a field related to exercise science and in utilizing equipment/technology related to exercise science required. At least two years of experience in teaching undergraduate courses in health, PE, and/or exercise science preferred. The position requires adept utilization of at least two electronic data systems commonly used in higher education, including and not limited to a data management system (e.g., Banner, Oracle’s PeopleSoft); a course management system (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas); and/or a student/program assessment system (e.g., LiveText, Campus Labs).





Applicants must have skills in innovatively teaching undergraduate courses in health, physical education, and exercise science; advising and supporting students; communicating professionally and effectively verbally and in writing; being open and able to work collaboratively and effectively with internal and external stakeholders in education, health, business, and the community; and writing and managing program grants with a team. Participation in professional organizations related to exercise science and education is expected.




1) TEACHING – provide high-quality instruction in a variety of health and/or physical education/teacher education courses and advise and mentor students as they matriculate through the program and prepare to enter the profession; 

2) SCHOLARSHIP – development/continuation of a focused area of scholarship that includes refereed publications, professional presentations, external funding, and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students; 

3) SERVICE – active service participation at the School, University, Profession, and community levels. 



OTHER DUTIES: Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Doctoral degree in Physical Education/Teacher Education, Health and Physical Education or Exercise Science. ABD applicants considered, but the appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2022.
  • Evidence of scholarship agenda focused in an area related to Health and/or Physical Education/Teacher Education and Exercise Science is required.
  • Training and expertise to teach courses in physical education, health education, and/or exercise science is required.
  • Experience teaching K-12 physical education, health education, and/or exercise science is highly preferred.
  • Candidates wishing to be considered for the Associate Professor rank should have a minimum of 6 years experience teaching in higher education or comparable qualifications, and demonstrate a clear line of scholarship with outcomes.
  • Candidates should have a background dealing with issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. 


  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in the university setting.
  • Strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate student level. 

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  This position does not have any supervisory responsibility.




    Works involve an office setting.

    KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/13/2021
    Application Due: 5/12/2021
    Work Type: Full Time