Tift College of Education is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education with experience and credentials in K-12 health and physical education. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Teacher Education for Macon and the Regional Academic Centers, the successful candidate will be housed on the University's Macon Campus. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, with the opportunity for summer employment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will provide leadership for an undergraduate health and physical education teacher education program and an athletic coaching graduate certificate program and teach in-person and online courses in these programs and other teacher education programs. The successful candidate will also maintain a defined line of research leading to publications in refereed journals, national and international presentations, and external grant funding. Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in programmatic development and professional development activities linked to instructional quality and student success, advise and mentor students, provide service to professional and University communities, and contribute to an environment of professionalism and collaboration within the teacher education programs and the College.
Earned doctorate in Health Education, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Exercise Science, or a related field from an accredited college or University
Evidence of at least three (3) years of successful K-12 teaching experience with diverse student populations
Strong potential for scholarly productivity and advancing a defined research agenda
Superior interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
Ability to support a culture of collaboration, inclusion, equity, and diversity
Earned doctorate in Physical Education Teacher Education from an accredited college or University
Evidence of successful college/university teaching in traditional and online settings
Experience with academic program coordination
Experience participating in assessment and continuous improvement efforts in either K-12 or collegiate settings
Evidence of a defined line of research in physical education teacher education and scholarly productivity
Potential to obtain federal, state, and/or private grants and contracts and manage funded projects
Experience in athletic coaching at the K-12 or collegiate level
Experience or expertise in an additional area of teacher education (i.e., ESOL, literacy, science education, foundations of education, etc.)
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Commensurate with experience
CV, Cover Letter, References
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
Screening of applications will begin November 2021, and continue until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vita; and at least three professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
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