PETE Tenure Track Asst or Assoc Professor



Job description

Duluth, MN

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Physical Education, Kinesiology, or closely related field.
Demonstrated expertise in Adapted Physical Education.
A clearly articulated research agenda.
Commitment to working with diverse populations and fostering diversity across campus.

Applicants for the position of Associate Professor must meet the requirements above and have a distinguished record of academic achievement (scholarly research or other creative work, teaching, and service) that satisfies the criteria for Associate Professor status in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Preferred Qualifications:

2 years of full-time K-12 teaching experience in Adapted Physical Education.
K-12 teaching experience in Physical Education and/or Health Education.
Experience with community outreach within the field and partnerships with external entities.
Experience engaging in partnership with American Indian communities.
College teaching experience in a range of Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) methods and pedagogy courses including, but not limited to, adapted physical education, aquatics, and outdoor education.
Experience in advisement and mentoring of undergraduate students.
Demonstrated experience in program and curriculum development.
Experience with state accreditation of K-12 programs.


The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites candidates with teaching and research expertise in Adapted Physical Education to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include teaching and advising in the undergraduate Physical Education Teacher Education program, conducting and publishing peer-reviewed research, and serving the campus/community/profession through committee membership or other leadership. Start date is August 24, 2020.

The Department of Applied Human Sciences (AHS) is one of five departments within the College of Education and Human Service Professions. AHS is the department home to nearly 40 full-time and part-time faculty members with teaching and research interests in multiple degree programs: Environmental and Outdoor Education, Exercise Science, Physical Education Teacher Education, and Public Health. The bachelor of applied science (B.A.Sc.) in Physical Education Teacher Education provides students with skills to assess, plan, implement, administer, and evaluate adaptive physical education instruction including outdoor educational components. Graduates are prepared for successful careers in a variety of Physical Education settings. More information is available at

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online. To ensure full consideration of application, completed applications must be received by March 16, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, go to and search for job opening 335584.  Completed applications must include the following 4 items. Please note that the letter of application and the curriculum vitae will be attached during the application process. First submit the application and then return to the “My Job Applications” page to attach the additional documents.

Complete applications must include:

1. Letter of application that highlights:
a. scholarship
b. teaching philosophy
c. commitment to diversity
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Contact information for three professional references
4. Unofficial transcripts

Please send inquires to:
Dr. Charles Fountaine, Search Chair
UMD Department of Applied Human Sciences
1216 Ordean Court
110 SpHC
Duluth, MN 55812
E-mail: [email protected]
(218) 726-6381

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