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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Education (specialization in Health and Physical Education)

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About Hofstra:

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.

Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.

Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Education (specialization in Health and Physical Education)

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School of Education

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The School of Education is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Education in the Department of Specialized Programs in Education (SPE) at Hofstra University. The SPE Department welcomes applications in the field of Health and Physical Education Teacher Preparation, with a focus on diversity, equity, and justice, and with strong preference for candidates who can teach in additional programs across the School, particularly for high-needs areas. Candidates in advanced career stages will be expected to bring leadership to the School in teacher and/or leader preparation and to serve in administrative roles.The faculty of the Hofstra University School of Education are dedicated to the preparation of reflective and knowledgeable professionals who use scholarship to inform their practice. Collectively, we strive toward a more just, open, and democratic society as we collaborate with and learn from children, adolescents, and adults in diverse social and cultural settings. Our two departments (Specialized Programs in Education; and Teaching, Learning, and Technology Programs) offer over 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and advanced-certificate programs, including numerous New York State-approved pathways to certification of school professionals. The position would be joining the School at an exciting time of renewal and growth.The responsibilities of the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Education (specialization in Health and Physical Education) will include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Health and Physical Education and potentially in other professional-preparation and degree programs across the School of Education
  • Engaging in or leading research, scholarship, and other scholarly and professional endeavors that advance the mission and values of the School of Education
  • Working collaboratively to administer, assess, and strengthen various degree and credential programs and partnerships locally and beyond
  • Supporting efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, students, and community members


  • An earned doctorate (Ed.D., Ph.D. or equivalent) in Education or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated record of academic scholarship, research, and other scholarly activities in relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated record of effective instruction at the K-12 and teacher-education levels.
  • Demonstrated record of working collaboratively to administer and strengthen degree and credential programs.
  • Scholarly expertise on and professional experience advancing diversity, equity, democracy, and justice in education.

Special Instructions:

Please upload the following with your application for consideration:

  • Cover letter (in 3-5 pages, please speak to your program of research; your approaches to teaching and to teacher education; your service to the profession and community; and your work in the areas of diversity, equity, democracy, and justice)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One sample scholarly writing or publication
  • The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three or four professional references (no letters are needed at this time)
All applications received by February 26, 2024 will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sharon R. Phillips (


Open until filled

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EEO Statement:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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