Teaching Assistant Professor – Athletic Coaching Education with emphasis in Kinesiology

Booth, Monongalia County / Everettville, Monongalia County / Morgantown, Monongalia County / Star City, Monongalia County
May 30, 2014
Announcement of Position Vacancy: Teaching Assistant Professor – Athletic Coaching Education with emphasis in Kinesiology College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6116 Visit our web site at http://cpass.wvu.edu/ An Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer Appointment: August 16, 2014 – Nine-month appointment. Summer teaching opportunities are available. Responsibilities: Provide leadership for the Department of Coaching and Teaching Studies. The ideal candidate will have college teaching in coaching education and/or experience with a national sport governing body’s coaching education program. It is expected that the candidate will provide service to the department and College. The specific responsibilities for the position include: 1. Teaching classes in the athletic coaching education and physical education teacher education programs. A minimum teaching load of 12 credits each semester is required. Classes include anatomy, sport movement analysis, biomechanics, motor development, and motor learning. 2. Advising/mentoring undergraduate students. 3. Providing service to the profession and serving on appropriate University and College-wide committees. Professional Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree with a specialization in kinesiology or a closely related area at the time of appointment. Excellent written and oral communication skills and leadership skills are required. Preference will be given to applicants with evidence of effective teaching in a coaching education program. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications. Review of Applications: Begins June 16, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.   Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials: Send application with supporting credentials (letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of four professional references) to the address below. Letter of application should speak to (1) ability to effectively teach all five of the courses listed under the responsibilities for this position for undergraduate level students; (2) experience advising/mentoring students; (3) providing service to an organization and/or profession, and (4) teaching experience delivering coaching education. Search Committee Chair c/o Jennifer Goodwin WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences PO BOX 6116 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 26506-6116 Faxed or electronic applications are acceptable: Fax: 304-293-4641. E-mail for application materials: Jennifer.Goodwin@mail.wvu.edu. Direct specific application questions to: Valerie Wayda, Department Chair, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO BOX 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116, valerie.wayda@mail.wvu.edu. Location: West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant university with approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students. The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents with affordable housing, excellent schools, family orientated community, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities. Morgantown has been ranked as the #1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3rd Best Small Town” in the nation. This area has a strong economy and an unemployment rate well below the national average. West Virginia University has created a dual career program to help faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university (http://dualcareer.hr.wvu.edu/). West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are especially encouraged to apply. This announcement is available in alternative format (e.g., large print, Braille, audio tape, disk) by contacting, Jennifer Goodwin at 304-293-0832 or WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO Box 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116.