Assistant Professor in Kinesiology

  • University of North Georgia
  • Dahlonega, GA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


Job ID: 245867

About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Department Information

The Department of Kinesiology, located within the College of Education, offers degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels of higher education to students interested in careers in fitness, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, and K-12 teaching. The kinesiology curriculum has a strong science base, and our undergraduate programs provide a great foundation to prepare students for graduate school in the field of Kinesiology and healthcare including, but not limited to, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or physician assistant programs. The department serves approximately 600 students and has 20 full-time faculty as well as part-time faculty.

Job Summary

The Kinesiology Department in the College of Education (COE) at the University of North Georgia (UNG) is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to teach in the areas of kinesiology, exercise science, health and fitness, physical education, sports medicine, and/or athletic training. The start date is August 1, 2022, and the position is a 10-month appointment.


  • Teach at least 12 credit hours per semester (fall/spring);
  • Advise undergraduate and/or graduate students;
  • Contribute to service at the departmental, college, university, and professional levels;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a research agenda and the production of scholarship/research; and
  • Collaborate with Department of Kinesiology, College of Education, and institutional faculty to foster student and program success.

Required Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in kinesiology, education, or related field
  • Experience teaching in both in face-to-face and online settings. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certifications and/or licenses in the field of Kinesiology

Required Documents to Attach

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcripts
  • Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Contemporary knowledge of teaching and learning practices;
  • Contemporary knowledge of theoretical and applied concepts in a kinesiology-related field;
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with peers within the department, College, and across campuses and programs 

Conditions of Employment

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 North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Other Information

  • This role is considered a position of trust. 

Background Check

  • Position of Trust + Education

Special Applicant Instructions

  • If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).  Find a full list of NACES members at

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