Assistant Professor, Sport & Physical Education

Spokane, Washington, United States

Job description

Department: Physical Education

Proposed Hiring Contract Type: Tenure Track

Appointment Percent: 100%

Months per Year: 9 months

Job Summary

Gonzaga University’s Department of Sport & Physical Education is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018. The department seeks candidates with excellent teaching skills in the areas of sport management, physical education, health education, and/or exercise physiology. Teaching responsibilities are predominately courses for undergraduate students majoring in sport management or physical education and kinesiology as well as undergraduates pursuing a fitness specialist concentration. Courses that may be included in the teaching load include: Introductory courses in Physical Education, Sport Management, Health, or Kinesiology. Additional courses may be considered based on qualifications of the individual hired. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to teaching excellence, steady contribution to the profession through an established scholarly agenda, advising and consulting with students, and participation in the University community. The department is committed to sustainable programs, attentive advising, and strong departmental teamwork.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Physical Education, Physiology, Exercise Science, Sport Management, or related area
  • At least two (2) years of teaching experience at the university level
  • Demonstrated energetic and professional demeanor toward students and colleagues
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • At least one year student advising experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach to diverse audiences
  • At least two (2) years of experience teaching in the areas of: human movement to include; anatomy and physiology & kinesiology; health; assessment; introduction to the profession(s), and program/event planning.
  • Established scholarly agenda

Desired Qualifications

  • Commitment to the Mission of a Catholic, Jesuit institution and the ability to embed those qualities into teaching, advising, and academic citizenship.

Close Date: 05/25/2018

Open Until Filled: No

How to apply

To apply, please visit our website at Applicants must complete an online application. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Karen Rickel, Department Chair, Sport & Physical Education, at Contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5966 with any technical or application issues. Position closes on May 25, 2018, midnight, PST.

Application materials include:

  • cover letter, please be sure to include a summary of the last two years’ teaching evaluations
  • resume/vita
  • three professional references with contact information

Gonzaga University belongs to a long and distinguished tradition of humanistic Catholic and Jesuit education. The School of Education upholds the University tradition and exemplifies it through its dedication to preparing socially responsible professionals who serve with competence, commitment, and care. The department builds upon the University’s values as it serves students who wish to address the educational challenges and opportunities inherent in a changing world.

EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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Gonzaga College started in 1881 with $936 in hard silver dollars. It bought Gonzaga’s founder, Father Joseph Cataldo, S.J., 320 acres of land and water, what people then referred to as “the old piece of gravel near the falls.” Six years later, the College officially opened the doors of its only building for “young Scholastics, whose ambition it is to become priests.” Exclusively for boys, the College was under the charge of the Jesuit priests. Enrollment for the 1887-88 academic year was 18 boys and young men. Today, it is known as Gonzaga University, a private, four-year institution of higher education. More than 105 buildings dot the 131-acre campus overlooking the Spokane River. Students include both women and men, who can enroll in a multitude of undergraduate or graduate programs. Enrollment for the 2009-10 academic year was 7,837 students. A constant throughout the years is Gonzaga’s educational philosophy, based on the centuries-old Ignatian model of educating the whole person – mind, body and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, action and contemplation. "Cura personalis," or care for the individual, is our guiding theme.