HPER Assistant Professor – Tenure Track



Job description

Emporia KS

Assistant Professor: A nine-month, tenure-track position is available in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. The position begins in August 2019.


The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation seeks individuals who are innovative and self-motivated to facilitate growth and continue to move the physical education & health education programs forward. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate teaching excellence in graduate and undergraduate classes, as well as the ability to teach face-to-face and online courses.

Teaching responsibilities include discipline-specific pedagogy courses (teaching concepts, activity foundations, technology integration, coaching, etc.). Further expectations of the successful candidate would be knowledge of curriculum, assisting with recruitment, retention and advising of students. Engagement in scholarly activity (e.g., articles, grants) and investment in departmental, university, and professional service is also expected.

Preferred qualifications include a completed doctorate in physical education, health education or related field. Individuals who need only to complete the dissertation to complete their doctorate will be considered. Screening of applicants will begin November 20th and the position will remain open until filled.

How to apply

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information of three current references to Dr. Shawna Shane, HPER Associate Professor & Search Committee Chair, Emporia State University, Campus Box 4013, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801, or by email at sshane@emporia.edu. For questions, contact Shawna Shane by phone at 620-341-5848 or by email. Background check required.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

Located in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills, Emporia State University is in close proximity to the three major metropolitan areas of Kansas – Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City. Emporia State serves 6,500 students in nationally recognized academic programs. Outstanding athletics and diverse offerings in theatre and the arts round out a unique and dynamic learning environment for students and visitors alike.