Assistant Professor in Physical Education/Teacher Education
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health Professions
Position: The College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Kinesiology beginning August 2018.
Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Physical Education/Teacher Education or related area and three years of experience teaching physical education at the K-12 level. Evidence of scholarship outcomes with potential for external funding. Experience in higher education teaching, ability to develop collaborative relationships with faculty and schools and/or other agencies, commitment of teaching excellence, and experience in adapted physical education, health education, and interdisciplinary activities are highly preferred. Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations is preferred.
Responsibilities:Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. In the second year the workload moves to the standard instructional workload of seven (7) course units. Provide high quality instruction in a variety of undergraduate courses within the Physical Education/Teacher Education major. Conduct scholarly activity, seek external funding, advise undergraduate students, and provide service to the Department, College, University, Profession and community.
Department Information:The Department of Kinesiology, located within the College of Health Professions, has 30 full-time faculty and more than 1,400 undergraduate majors in Physical Education/Teacher Education, Athletic Training, Sport Management, and Exercise Science. The Department is also responsible for oversight of the College of Health Professions Institute for Well-Being’s Wellness Center that serves over 300 members each year with its programs that support student education and community outreach. In addition, the Department has a strong, positive relationship with the University’s Division of Athletics.
Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Application Process:Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please send a letter of application, Curriculum Vita and the names and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) of three current references to:
Dr. Tara B. Blackshear
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
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