The Department of Kinesiology is a flourishing academic unit with 14 full-time faculty members, over 500 undergraduate majors and approximately 40 master’s level graduate students. We are dedicated to the development of future leaders in professions that maximize the potential of individuals and society through physical activity. Programs in the department include: Exercise Science (B.S. and M.S.) and Physical & Health Education Teacher Education (B.S. and M.A.T.). The department also houses a Coaching Education Minor, the Morrison Bruce Center, the Empowerment3 center, and contributes significantly to General Education at JMU. Directors for these programs and centers collaborate closely with the Academic Unit Head. Please see http://jmu.edu/kinesiology for more details.
The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the Associate/Full Professor rank with a negotiated teaching component and with the possibility of tenure upon initial appointment given appropriate credentials. Requirements for the position include: (1) an earned doctorate appropriate to the position; (2) strong evidence of a collaborative leadership style; (3) a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in exercise science, physical and health education teacher education, sport/exercise psychology, or related field; (4) a record of scholarship and service, including service to the discipline and/or professional associations; and (5) previous successful academic/professional leadership experience. The successful candidate will be expected to further the department’s educational mission, support and encourage scholarship, foster recruitment and support of high quality students, and promote the department within and beyond the university.
The Department of Kinesiology is located within the university’s College of Health and Behavioral Studies (http://chbs.jmu.edu/), a highly collaborative College that also includes: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Graduate Psychology, Social Work, and the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services. The Academic Unit Head reports to the Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) and serves on the CHBS Leadership Council.
The desired starting date is July 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin December 12, 2106. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit a letter of application, a statement of administrative leadership philosophy, current vita and contact information for three references using JMU’s electronic application system at https://joblink.jmu.edu with a posting number 0407739.
In the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, JMU is a state-supported university of over 21,000 students. Located approximately two hours southwest of Washington D.C., it is situated in a growing city/county of over 90,000. Visit www.jmu.edu for more information about the university.
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