Associate Professor/Professor and Department Chair



Job description

Jacksonville, FL

Department of Kinesiology
School of Applied Health Sciences

Jacksonville University seeks engaged, innovative, visionary leaders to apply for the position of Chair of the Department of Kinesiology located in the School of Applied Health Sciences (SAHS), Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences (BRCHS). This is a 12-month tenured/tenure-eligible position targeted to start May, 2019 (negotiable).

It is the vision of the Department of Kinesiology to be nationally recognized for faculty expertise and empowered students in health and human performance to create a transformative academic environment. Therefore, our mission is to create and facilitate experiential learning, innovative discovery, and community engagement in physical activity, health and human performance to prepare competent life-long learners and to advance our discipline.

Successful applicants will have strong written and interpersonal communication skills required to lead the department, work collaboratively and effectively mentor faculty, staff and students in support of Jacksonville University’s mission and goals. The Chair candidate will provide visionary leadership to the Department and have documented success in administration, teaching, research/scholarship and service in higher education. Other responsibilities include oversight of budget, facilities and personnel and managing specialized programs and development projects. Salary and rank is negotiable and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Kinesiology or related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Jacksonville University is located in a beautiful setting in suburban Jacksonville, Florida along the St. Johns River and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 190-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings. The University maintains a legacy of service to the community and has been an ardent supporter and provider of cultural and educational programs which enhance the quality of life for Jacksonville and Florida’s First Coast citizens.

Jacksonville University supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Jacksonville University is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be evaluated for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected characteristics under applicable Florida and Federal laws.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Administrative Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy and contact information for three references directed to: Michael D. Justiss, PhD, OTR, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, School of Applied Health Sciences, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd North. Jacksonville, FL 32211. Please submit materials electronically to: References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Founded in 1934, Jacksonville University is a private, comprehensive university on the shore of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. The University has a growing enrollment of more than 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 45 states and more than 40 countries taught by 188 regular faculty and 138 part-time. The diverse student body consists of 31 percent representing Asian, Latino, African American and Native Americans.