Job no: 495777
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - College of Education
College of Education
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics Education (STEAM Education)
Assistant or Associate Professor, Assessment in Health and Physical Education
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified national doctoral research institution dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. It offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs to 19,500 students through its campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, New Jersey. Home to Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the colleges of Communication & Creative Arts; Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Performing Arts; Science & Mathematics; the School of Health Professions; the School of Earth & Environment, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan is collaborating with regional leaders to create research and academic programs in health sciences. It has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education and developing public-private partnerships.
The College of Education, as the oldest college at Rowan University, has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The College of Education is fully accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and initial certification programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. Rowan’s College of Education is devoted to collaboration, professionalism, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people. preparing and supporting reflective practitioners who use education to transform our global society. We seek a faculty member who is committed to seeking opportunities to support the College of Education’s commitment to social justice in education and access, success and equity for all.
Rowan University’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics Education (STEAM Education) seeks to hire a new faculty member to join the Health and Physical Education program team to prepare PK-20 Health and Physical pre-professional to become future school leaders who provide safe, democratic learning environments in which all students have access to experiences that strengthen their academic, personal, social, and physical well-being.
The Health and Physical Education program seeks to collaborate across colleges, disciplines, and communities, to positively impact and develop local, regional, national and global PK-20 health and physical education professionals focused on promoting quality, accessible, comprehensive physical activity programming, necessary to eliminate health disparities, and to improve the health and well-being of all people. The program builds upon Rowan University’s strategic pillars (access, affordability, quality, and serves as an economic engine) and furthers our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in curriculum, instruction and assessment, in Health and Physical Education.
Successful candidates will be expected to teach health and physical education foundation and pedagogy courses, with a strong background in assessment and accountability, evidence-based decision making, learning standards, and skill acquisition in Health and Physical Education. Candidates will also be expected to develop and maintain an active, highly visible, extramurally funded research program with outstanding scholarship, and to demonstrate excellence in mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students. The individual will have research impact, as reflected in high-quality publications and the ability to build a funded and sustainable research program. Educators who bring diverse perspectives to the university or who have capacity to mentor and advise students who are members of groups that have been historically and are currently marginalized in the U.S. and in U.S. schools are encouraged to apply. The position will carry a rank commensurate (Assistant or Associate Professor) with the candidate’s prior experience and record.
The successful candidate will:
- Have a PhD or EdD in Health and/or Physical Education or a related field (by September 1, 2022)
- Have a minimum of 3 years of successful public or private PreK-12-grade teaching
- Have a strong background in assessment and accountability, evidence-based decision making, learning standards, and skill acquisition in Health and Physical Education
- Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to public scholarship engagement
- A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education
- Demonstrate a commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of a philosophical stance of social justice and sociocultural theoretical framework in scholarship, teaching, and service.
- Demonstrate commitment to fostering academic achievement, social and personal responsibility, and social justice and
- Demonstrate an understanding of the significance and complexities of accreditation and licensure requirements in the field of Health and Physical Education.
Candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter outlining suitability for the role; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a description of research agenda (including potential funding mechanisms); 4) a statement on teaching philosophy (including discussion of the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a focus on assessment in health and physical education); 5) transcripts from all institutions attended; and 6) contact information for three professional references (at least one of which addresses teaching ability).
Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://sites.rowan.edu/equity/_docs/policies/eeo-statement.pdf.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
Deadline to apply: January 17, 2022.
Advertised: Oct 29 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jan 17 2022 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time