Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance - Health and Physical Education
Concordia University, Nebraska is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance beginning August 2014.
Position Summary: Faculty member will teach courses in Health Education and Physical Education, including methods and curriculum development. Additional courses may include psychology of exercise, foundations of human performance, selected health topics, activity, and introductory-level courses in the health and Human Performance department. Faculty member will advise undergraduate students, participate in professional organizations, and serve on departmental-and university-appointed committees. (Please see general responsibilities below).
- Doctorate in health education or physical educatoin from an accredited college or university; or master's in education with willingness to pursue a doctorate.
- Prior teaching experience at the K-12 level in health education or physical education.
- Commitment to and evidence of excellence in classroom teaching.
- Commitment to the mission of Lutheran Higher Education and Concordia University, Nebraska.
General Faculty Responsibilities
- Teach courses assigned by the Dean of the College and/or Department Chair and approved by the Provost.
- Perform administrative duties as assigned, such as serving on accreditation review committees, serving on safety committees, assisting with chemical hygiene efforts when appropriate, and so forth.
- Assist with the advisement of students as called upon and maintain regular office hours sufficient to serve students. Keep accurate advisement records.
- Work with the appropriate administrator when sponsoring and/or participating in student organizations and activities and other extra-curricular activities. Follow university guidelines, policies, and handbooks with regard to extra-curricular activities.*
- Participate in student recruitment and retention activities.
- Attend faculty, departmental, standing committee, ad hoc committee meetings as called upon.
- Actively pursue scholarly and academic research activities that are mutually beneficial. All off campus work must be approved in writing by the Provost in advance.
- Be available to work with colleagues as may be needed.
- Prepare and maintain reports and records as may be reasonably necessary for the proper performance and administration of duties.
- Respond in a timely fashion to requests from various administrative and service offices regarding the progress of students in classes.
- Participate in the assessment of student learning as needed by the university or individual department.
- Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses during summer term as called upon.*
- Notify the Dean of the College and the Provost in writing regarding all off campus travel. Notify the Department Chair and Dean of the College regarding classes missed due to illness.
- Develop a professional growth plan, including an annual plan for formative evaluation and a tri-annual plan for summative evaluation. Such plans are approved by the Dean of the College and the Provost and filed with the Office of Human Resources.
*Particulars of these responsibilities are contracted individually unless otherwise specified.
Except as noted above, applicants should hold an earned Doctorate in a relevant academic area. However, applicants with a Masters Degree and a willingness to pursue a Doctorate may be acceptable. In addition, applicants must have a commitment to the mission of the university and its strategic initiatives.
Candidates must submit the following:
- a faculty application form found at www.cune.edu/jobs,
- a letter of intent,
- a curriculum vitae,
- a statement of educational philosophy,
- copies of all academic transcripts and
- three letters of recommendations with contact information.
Send application materials to:
Attn. Human Resource Office, Concordia University, 800 N Columbia Ave., Seward, NE 68434 (phone 1-800-535-5494, ext. 7222)
Anticipated Position Begin Date: August 1, 2014