Visiting Assistant Professor for Kinesiology and Physical Education

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) invites applications for a 9-month Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2014-15 academic year in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Athletic Training Program and Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Additionally, candidates will be expected to actively participate in scholarship and provide service to the department, college and university.

Department: The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education is home to over 400 undergraduate and graduate majors. The department offers a BS in Athletic Training, BS in Kinesiology and BSE in Physical Education-Teacher Education, as well as an MS in Kinesiology. The department consists of 17 full-time faculty and 9 part-time instructors. Please visit the department’s website for more information: http://uca.edu/kped/

Qualifications: Candidates will possess a doctoral degree in athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports medicine or related field. Candidates that are ABD will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in higher education and 3 years of experience as a practicing certified licensed athletic trainer. Preference will be given to persons with evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship.

University: Founded in 1907, UCA is an accredited, comprehensive university with approximately 11,500 students and high academic standards.

Community: Located just 30 minutes away from Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas, Conway is also home to two private colleges, a public school system ranked among the state’s best, and a strong K-12 parochial school. Real estate in this dynamic “City of Colleges” is moderately priced and taxes are low.

Application: A complete application will contain a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, contact information for three references and a UCA employment application found at http://uca.edu/hr/documents/employmentapp2013.pdf. Send application materials to Steve Tucker, PhD, ATC, Interim Chair and Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Farris Center 120C, Conway, AR 72035.

Screening of applications will begin January 31, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2014. The University of Central Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

AVID: UCA dedicates itself to Academic Vitality, Integrity, and Diversity