We are seeking candidates interested in working with us to educate our students to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse, multicultural, and technology-driven society. This position will be filled with a professional who has the potential and desire for engaging in professional collaboration with others at the university, national, and international levels. Candidates should be well-informed of current research trends and topics in Physical Education. The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Teaching: Primary teaching responsibilities for this position include undergraduate courses in the area of elementary physical education methods/skills, secondary physical education methods/skills, and fitness wellness and assessment. The courses may be delivered on campus, off campus, or potentially online. Undergraduate advising is also expected.
Scholarship: Maintain awareness of current research trends and topics associated with Physical Education. Maintain an active role in research and scholarly production including publishing in peer-reviewed journals and securing research funding.
Service: Actively participate in university service (departmental, college, and university committees) and professional service. Actively participate in recruitment and retention efforts and supervision of the majors club. Job Requirements:
Candidate should meet the following criteria:
- Hold a Doctorate in Physical Education, Kinesiology, or a closely related field by time of appointment.
- Articulate a well-defined research agenda in the area of Physical Education or Kinesiology with the potential for extramural funding.
- Experience teaching in higher education.
- At least two years of experience teaching Physical Education at the K-12 level.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.