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Clinical Assistant Professor

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Clinical Assistant Professor



About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFECOE) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders.

The Department of Kinesiology has 29 full-time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of athletic training, exercise and sport science, health and physical education, and sport management and policy. Department faculty members have established community-based programs in the areas of adapted physical education, cerebral palsy, and stroke rehabilitation. The Department has exceptional facilities in the Ramsey Center located on the main campus in Athens, Georgia. Additional information about the Department can be found at

Athens is known for its music, art, and food as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area ( and

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit all of the following:

  • Letter of application specifically responsive to the responsibilities and required qualifications of the position as described above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (2-page maximum)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation along with contact information of the individuals providing professional reference at the time of application. (combined and uploaded as one pdf)

Transcripts will be required only from finalists. Applications received by October 22, 2023 are assured of full consideration.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

USG Core Values Statement:

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Classification Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate degree in Kinesiology or a closely related field of study by the start date.

Position Summary:

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Exercise and Sport Science program to begin August 1, 2024. The Department seeks to hire a non-tenure track faculty member who will teach four courses per semester that will serve students in the Exercise and Sport Science major and minor programs, the Personal Health and Well-being minor program, as well as students interested in working with individuals with disabilities.

The Clinical Assistant Professor in the Exercise and Sport Science program will have the following Responsibilities:

  • Fall/Spring Instructional load: 1) Supervision of a community-based health and wellness program designed to serve the local disability community, 2) Exercise is Medicine class, 3 & 4) Two additional classes aligned with kinesiology expertise.
  • Develop and teach new courses within area of specialization as needed.
  • Contribute to service activities at the program, department, college, and university levels.

Additional Requirements:

  • One year of teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses related to exercise and sport science.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise/develop community-based physical activity programming.
  • Must have 5 years of discipline specific practical experience in school, higher education, community, business or clinical settings. Fields included in this group are: adult education, athletic training, college student affairs, educational foundations, exercise science, recreation and leisure, and sport management.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

  • One year or more of full-time undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience related to exercise and sport science. (May be part of the five years of discipline specific practical experience above.)
  • National certification from one of the leading applied physical activity/sport agencies (ACSM, NASM, etc.).
  • One semester or more of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience related to disability.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


  • Fall/Spring Instructional load: 1) Supervision of a community-based health and wellness program designed to serve the local disability community, 2) Exercise is Medicine class, 3 & 4) Two additional classes aligned with kinesiology expertise.
  • Develop and teach new courses within area of specialization as needed.
  • Contribute to service activities at the program, department, college, and university levels.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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