Assistant Professor/Health and Physical Education

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR

ID: 7059824
Posted: August 27, 2019

Job Description

Official Transcripts
Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost’s office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy; and (4) at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.
For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Visa Sponsorship This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas.
Appointment Basis 9 months
FTE 1.0
Department Health and PE
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Other Job Location
Hiring Pay Rate $58,770-$62,368 (Assistant Prof YIR 1-4) commensurate with experience in a comparable faculty appointment and according to the SOU faculty collective bargaining agreement
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary
This search is to fill 2 vacancies, one in Health and Physical Education and one in Exercise and Health Science
The Division of Education, Health and Leadership at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Health and Physical Education. The Health and Physical Education department’s undergraduate programs prepare students for work and/or graduate studies in exercise and sport science, health education and promotion, teaching and coaching, athletic training and allied health pursuits related to clinical exercise science. The ideal candidate will demonstrate passion, experience and expertise in health and wellness promotion and health education.
Teaching assignments may include undergraduate courses in health education, community health, environmental health, stress management, drug and alcohol education, worksite wellness promotion and etiology, pathology of disease, and health and physical education teaching methods. Other courses related to the candidate’s strengths may be assigned. Additional responsibilities include student advising, departmental, university and community service, networking with community partners, project supervision, collaborative curriculum development and program assessment, supervising student teachers in field placements, and other responsibilities as assigned.
The Division of Education, Health and Leadership at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is also seeking candidates for a full-time, nine month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Exercise and Health Science. The department’s undergraduate programs prepare students for work and/or graduate studies in exercise and sport science, health education, health and wellness promotion, teaching and coaching, athletic training as well as other allied health clinical professions. The ideal candidate will demonstrate passion, expertise and experience in exercise and sport with an understanding of the complexities related to clinical fields.
Teaching responsibilities may include coursework in kinesiology, biomechanics, care and prevention of athletic injuries, therapeutic exercise and modalities, physical assessment and evaluation and other courses as assigned. Additional responsibilities include student advising, departmental, university and community service, networking with community partners, project supervision, collaborative curriculum development and program assessment.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.
We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2020 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of November 1, 2019.

Diversity Statement
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications
• Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree in health and wellness promotion/education or a related field from an accredited institution (ABD will be considered).
• Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience teaching in higher education
• Experience teaching, advising and mentoring first generation college students and students from diverse backgrounds
• Experience teaching health or physical education at the K-12 level



 

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