Assistant Professor in Physical Education Teacher Education
Department of Kinesiology
The College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor position in the Physical Education/Teacher Education Program in the Department of Kinesiology beginning August 2024.
Doctoral degree in Physical Education Teacher Education, Heath Education Teacher Education, or Health and Physical Education. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2025. Evidence of scholarship agenda focused in an area related to Health Education Teacher Education, Physical Education Teacher Education or Health and Physical Education is required. Training and expertise to teach courses in Physical Education and/or Health Education and Kinesiology- related courses in health, wellness and fitness are required. At least one year experience teaching PreK-12 Physical Education, Health Education and/or Health and Physical Education is required. Candidates with three or more years of K-12 teaching experience are highly valued and encouraged to apply.
Primary responsibilities include: 1) TEACHING – research active instructors teach 6 units over a 9-month academic year in a highly diverse, student-centered program; provide high quality instruction in a variety of health and/or physical education teacher education courses; advise and mentor students as they matriculate through the program and prepare to enter the profession; 2) SCHOLARSHIP – development/continuation of a focused area of scholarship that includes refereed publications, professional presentations, external funding, and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students; 3) SERVICE – active service participation at the department, college, university, profession and community levels; engage in administrative contributions to the program related to internship coordination and accreditation support.
The Department of Kinesiology, located within the College of Health Professions, has over 30 full-time faculty and more than 1,200 students across the Physical Education/Teacher Education, Fitness and Wellness Leadership, Sport Management, and Exercise Science undergraduate programs. The Physical Education/Teacher Education has approximately 85 majors. The Department also offers a Master’s degree in Athletic Training. All programs value success in working with diverse populations and students. Kinesiology has a strong, positive relationship with the University’s Division of Athletics and Campus Recreation.
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has of 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s 42 master’s, and 4 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the posting details and qualifications. Applications must also include: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a teaching statement, a research statement that addresses current areas of expertise and future research agenda, and a statement describing the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All application materials should be submitted electronically via the application link, preferably in a single PDF file. In addition, applicants should submit contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for at least three professional references.