Kinesiology Instructor and Director of Human Performance Laboratories

Ruston, Louisiana, United States

Job description

The Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University is seeking an Instructor of Kinesiology and Director of Human Performance Laboratories to begin September 1, 2018. The Director of the Human Performance Laboratories will teach classes within the Department and be responsible for the overall operation and function of the four laboratories in Memorial Gym.

Non-tenure track Kinesiology Instructor and Director of Human Performance Laboratories, reporting to the Department Chair. Nine-month appointment (Teaching 50% and other areas 50%), with possibilities for teaching summer classes.

Primary Responsibilities
Teach undergraduate courses in personal and community health, preventative health and wellness, functional anatomy, adult fitness, first aid, and potentially other classes related to expertise. Perform direct supervision of operations and ensure function of equipment within the Human Performance Laboratories. Mentor graduate and undergraduate students in proper use of laboratory equipment. Develop and maintain the webpage.

Secondary Responsibilities
Engage in collaborative scholarly and/or service activities, most commonly involving human performance testing with youth, senior adult, and athletic populations. Advise undergraduate students. Serve as a secondary mentor for select graduate students during directed research projects. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees. Other duties assigned by the Department Chair.

Candidate must have a master’s degree or higher in Kinesiology or a closely related field; CPR & First Aid certification or equivalent; record of successful teaching in kinesiology and higher education; evidence of adequate experience with relevant laboratory instruments and human performance testing; evidence of scholarly achievement and service; experience in working with students and colleagues from multi-cultural backgrounds; evidence of ability to help graduate students develop a directed research project or thesis.

Department Information
The Department of Kinesiology ( at Louisiana Tech University is one of the fastest growing departments on campus and is known for its quality of graduates at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Health & Physical Education (K-12 CAPE accredited teaching licensure program), Exercise & Health Promotion, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and the Master of Science degree with concentrations in Administration of Sport and Physical Activity and Sports Performance. This position presents a great opportunity for a qualified, committed, and enthusiastic professional who wants to be part of a highly successful and collegial team with departmental goals of continued growth and enhanced visibility.

University Information
Louisiana Tech University is a selective-admissions, comprehensive public university that maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. The university provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success. Louisiana Tech’s pedestrian- friendly campus centers around the Quad with its shady trees and the Lady of the Mist fountain. The physical plant has grown to more than 130 buildings with a main campus of approximately 260 acres with additional farm, forest, pasture, and research land totaling over 1100 acres.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin June 20, 2018 and continue until position is filled. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of three references. Official transcripts will be required from the successful candidate. Please mail or email submitted materials to:

Dr. Ben Gleason, Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3176 Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-5461
Fax: 318-257-4950

Louisiana Tech University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. As a Louisiana public university, Louisiana Tech University makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

As a selective admissions, comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners.