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Open Rank Faculty Position in Physical Education, Recreation and Kinesiology

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Trinity Christian College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology


Masters in related field required. Ph.D. preferred. Previous collegiate experience desired. Trinity seeks faculty candidates who are professing Christians and are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Successful candidates will possess the ability to articulate the relationship between their academic discipline, the vocational preparation of their students, and a vision for human flourishing that emerges from the Christian faith. Successful candidates are also dedicated to personal involvement with students outside of the classroom through faculty-mentored research, advising, and other settings. Trinity particularly welcomes applications from candidates who have professional or personal narratives that reflect diverse perspectives, as well as those who have engaged with issues relevant to preparing students to work and live with intercultural competence and compassion.


This is a 9-month tenure-track faculty role. Primary responsibilities include teaching a regular faculty load in Trinity’s thriving department of Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology. Teaching responsibilities will align with area of expertise within the discipline, though candidates with backgrounds in PE (K-12) teaching and/or the field of recreation are preferred. All faculty participate at Trinity in faculty governance and in student advising and are expected to pursue a meaningful scholarly and research agenda. In their first year, new faculty participate in a year-long formation program that begins with a three-day institute in August.

About the Department:

The Department of Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology offers four majors: Physical Education K-12 (teaching); Exercise Science; Sport Studies; and Recreation and Sport Management. More information about the department can be found on the college website


Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance.


The committee will begin reviewing applications in early May and continue until the position is filled. The desirable start date is August 2024, with new faculty orientation preceding that date. For further information about the position contact:

Dr. John J. Fry, Dean of Faculty

Trinity Christian College

Phone: 708-239-4863




Only electronic application documents will be accepted.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the application process:

  • A cover letter describing your interest and qualifications
  • Vita
  • A faith statement briefly describing your beliefs, the church you are involved with, and your Christian practices
  • A reflection on Trinity Christian College’s Mission Statement
  • A reflection on experience working in, and with, diverse populations and environments
  • Contact information for at least three references (you do not need to provide letters)
  • Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the point of application, official transcripts for your highest nursing degree are required for hire)

For your review, Trinity Christian College’s Mission and Diversity Statements can be found on our website at:


Trinity Christian College is a liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois, a suburb twenty miles southwest of Chicago. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students with an excellent Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition. We offer majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as professional programs in business, nursing, education, social work, computing and data analytics, criminal justice, and exercise science. Trinity also offers adult degree completion programs in business, education, psychology, and social work, and master’s programs in counseling and education. Trinity Christian College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


Trinity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.



Trinity Christian College is an accredited private liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students a rigorous Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition, preparing them to pursue excellence in their vocations. The secure 130-acre wooded campus is just 30 minutes from the limitless cultural and career resources of downtown Chicago.


Consistently ranked as one of the top-tier colleges in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Trinity Christian College offers over 80 programs of study, including traditional undergraduate, adult studies, and graduate programs. Recognizing the value of experiential learning, 100% of Trinity’s students participate in hands-on internships or field education. Trinity alumni excel. They are nurses in the most advanced healthcare facilities, award-winning teachers in schools across the country, successful business executives in global companies, and service-oriented professionals making a difference throughout the world.


Whether they are commuters or campus residents, current Trinity students passionately talk about the sense of “community” they feel on this diverse campus. Trinity is often recognized for its ethnic and economic diversity. Intercollegiate sports for men and women, student-run ministry programs, and a full scope of creative expression in fine arts add to the Trinity experience. 


Opportunities abound in the Chicagoland area, opening the door to an expansive “classroom” of culturally-rich neighborhoods; world class music, theater, art, and cuisine; and endless professional development for students via internships, career positions, and involvement with service organizations. Trinity’s Chicago Semester provides an immersive experience for students who want the city to be their home, classroom, and workplace for an entire semester.

Study Abroad

Learning outside the classroom is available through off-campus programs including Semester in Spain (Seville), Semester in The Netherlands, and Semester in Ecuador (Quito), as well as other areas of the world. May-term trips to places such as Cuba and China offer students the opportunity to discover and explore different regions of the world over the course of a few weeks.

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