Assistant Professor of Kinesiology with Pedagogy/Coaching Focus


Assistant Professor of Kinesiology with Pedagogy/Coaching Focus

Human Resources
Monday, November 25, 2013
 
Designs and delivers instruction in undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Kinesiology including but not limited to Pedagogy, elementary PE Methods, Recreation Administration, Concepts of Coaching, Outdoor Education, and Basic Concepts of Wellness..  Supervises practicum students and develops off-campus practicum sites.  Participates in all department, school, and University-wide tasks and activities.  Other duties include advising students. 
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: School of Education
Reports To: Dean (Carlos Martinez)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares lessons and delivers instruction for day, evening, and online class courses for undergraduate students as needed.
  • Adheres to the established class schedule and office hours. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
  • Conducts research, writes and submits articles for publication in academic journals. Remains knowledgeable of current research activities in the respective discipline by reading journal articles, attending conferences, and maintaining relationships with other fellow researchers.
  • Teaches undergraduate courses in pedagogy, recreation administration, coaching theory, and outdoor education with additional teaching assignments as determined by candidate expertise.
  • Develops and participates in grant projects.
  • Participates in curriculum and program development.
  • Advises students at the undergraduate level.
  • Participates in scholarly and academic activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated potential for strong teaching and quality research is required.
  • Earned doctorate in physical education, kinesiology, or exercise science with a primary focus in pedagogy or adapted activity is required; ABD considered with a deadline for terminal degree completion. 
  • Three or more years of K-12 teaching experiences in a physical or health education setting.
  • Candidates with additional expertise adapted activity, sport psychology, and/or external qualifications such as ASEP Coaches Certification and Texas Teacher certification will be given preference.
  • Demonstrated potential for strong teaching and quality research is required. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Thorough understanding of current pedagogy and its application in the especially as it relates to elementary and secondary physical education.
  • Familiarity with the process by which a research agenda is established and the ability to design, develop, and execute research projects requiring the collection and analysis of data. And the ability to encourage and support undergraduate research.
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching college composition as well as scholarship in the field of English studies expected.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to demonstrate and provide excellent service to both the University and the community.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and/or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students, and University employees.

(PREFERRED) ADDITIONAL TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

  • Ability to instruct via Smartboard technologies
  • Performance of basic software applications
  • Use of a variety of input devices (voice recorder, camera, etc)
  • Use of productivity tools such as slideshows, posters and multimedia presentations
  • Design and create multimedia (audio, video, text) presentations
  • Development and implementation, with technological tools, of tasks that emphasize cooperation within a structured group or team.


REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or
  • schedule form.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret statistical data for the purpose of assessing programs and conducting research.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and must be able to move about campus freely. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties involve evening and weekend hours as required by class schedule and office hours. Off-campus courses may be required.

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2014.  To apply, send a current curriculum vita; a cover letter indicating position desired; graduate-level transcripts; three references with names, addresses, and telephone numbers; and, statement of personal teaching philosophy to the Assistant Professor of Athletic Training Committee, Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, TX 76105, or HR@txwes.edu.  

Contact Information


Office of Human Resources
Oneal-Sells Building, room 110

Phone: 817-531-4403
Fax: 817-531-4402
Email: HR@txwes.edu
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm

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