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Assistant Professor - Career

Employer
Washington State University
Location
Pullman, WA

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Exercise Science & Kinesiology
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2022-01-03
Req: R-3872

Title:

158-NN - Teaching Assistant Professor - Career

Business Title:

Assistant Professor - Career

Additional Titles:

Location:

Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Washington State University is a major research university where teaching, research and service are all highly valued. The Kinesiology Program is housed within the Department of Kinesiology and Educational Psychology in the College of Education. WSU Kinesiology has two program areas, Kinesiology and Athletic Training. In addition to the undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Kinesiology and Masters in Athletic Training, there is a graduate degree (M.S.) in Kinesiology. WSU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Highest Research Activity Institution and has six campuses (Pullman, Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Global). The Pullman campus is the primary campus and is located on the rural rolling hills of the Palouse region in eastern Washington state.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:

The Kinesiology Program (located within the College of Education on the Pullman, WA campus) is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor (career track/non-tenure track) position, with a 9-month continuous appointment and possibility of summer employment. Applicants will be expected to teach approximately four courses each semester in two or more of the following content areas: motor learning, motor control, motor development, strength and conditioning, fitness, foundations of physics for sport and exercise, exercise physiology, or exercise prescription. In addition, they will be expected to provide service to the undergraduate program in kinesiology, college and university as appropriate. Additional opportunities, commensurate with experience, training, and interest include: coordinating the clinical experiences for the strength and conditioning minor, conducting research, and contributing to the graduate program in kinesiology. Finally, the Kinesiology program seeks candidates who can contribute to innovative teaching, and service activities integrating kinesiology into campus and community entities as appropriate. These may include athletics, recreation, fitness facilities, physical therapy or other health care clinics. The College of Education seeks applicants with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies in a global environment. This position is expected to start on August 16, 2022.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in kinesiology or related field by the date of hire, or possess a master’s degree or equivalent degree in kinesiology or related field with 3+ years of relevant work experience. ABDs may apply but must earn the qualifying degree by the hire date. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to effectively teach undergraduate students and work collaboratively with other entities and individuals on and off campus.

Preferred Qualifications:

Competitive candidates will have a strong record of teaching effectiveness and be able to teach a broad range of courses within kinesiology. In addition, practical experiences that illustrate the integration of content expertise and application either within or outside of the education context are desirable.

Additional Information:

Area/College:

College of Education

Department Name:

Kinesiology and Educational Psychology

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164


Department Link:

www.education.wsu.edu

Monthly Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

FTE:

100%


Tenure Track:

No

Permanent/Temporary:

Temporary. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Screening Begin Date:

Screening of applications will begin on January 17, 2022 and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified.


Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.


Application Instructions:

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following required documents with their online application:

1. A letter of application that specifically addresses required and preferred qualifications in the position description, including evidence of effective teaching (e.g., student/peer evaluations, innovative teaching strategies, student outcomes, curriculum development). Please also include any relevant certifications and/or experiences collaborating with other entities within or outside of educational settings.

2. A statement of teaching philosophy, limited to 1 page, single spaced.

3. Curriculum vitae.

4. Names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references who may be contacted and can speak to the qualifications for this position.

For additional information, contact Lynn Buckley, Search Support Manager, buckleyl@wsu.edu or Anne Cox, Search Committee Chair, anne.cox@wsu.edu

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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