Assistant Teaching Professor of Kinesiology

  • Penn State Harrisburg
  • Middletown, PA
  • Apr 21, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

Job Number: REQ_0000012545



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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), a comprehensive college of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions of higher education in the nation, invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor in its Kinesiology Program, with a start date of Fall 2021. This is a fixed term, full time, 36-week appointment. A doctorate in Kinesiology or a related area is required. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching four courses per semester

  • Advising and mentoring students

  • Engaging in scholarly activity

  • Providing service to the program, division, school, and university

Expertise in integrative sports performance and preparing undergraduate students for certification (e.g., the National Strength and Conditioning Association or the American College of Sports Medicine) is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with an ability to teach exercise prescription, physical fitness appraisal, and other areas commensurate with the needs of a growing Kinesiology Program. The successful candidate is expected to be a team player willing to work with a diversified faculty to build on the success and high-quality educational experience of the dynamic Kinesiology Program at Penn State Harrisburg.  

Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace. The administration, faculty, and staff of Penn State Harrisburg take pride in the fact that PSH is one of the most diverse and inclusive campuses of Penn State University, and we are deeply committed to supporting a culturally, ethnically, and racially inclusive environment.

Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, near the city of Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The college is easily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. Penn State Harrisburg has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students, including a broad, diverse and non-traditional population and brings nationally accredited academic programs, award-winning faculty, and the resources of a world-class research university to Pennsylvania's Capital Region. The College offers students the opportunity to earn baccalaureate degrees in 39 academic majors. As a graduate center, the College offers 28 master's degrees and 2 doctoral degree programs. To learn more about the College and the School of Behavioral Sciences, which is the home for the Kinesiology Program, please visit http://harrisburg.psu.edu and www.hbg.psu.edu/bsed.

To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site at https://hr.psu.edu/careers and submit the following:

  • Cover letter of application specifically addressing the position responsibilities and qualifications

  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests

  • Current curriculum vitae

  • Names and contact information for three professional references

This position will require the successful completion of standard background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Becky Weiler-Timmins, Associate Teaching Professor of Kinesiology and Kinesiology Program Coordinator, at rat146@psu.edu.

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