TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CHILDREN’S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND PEDAGOGY

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (illinois.edu) and the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (kch.illinois.edu) are searching for an outstanding candidate for a nine-month, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor. A strong candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the area of Children’s Physical Activity and Pedagogy, coordinate/supervise the physical education student teaching program, participate in scholarly activities, and provide an appropriate level of service.

General Information
2017 marked the sesquicentennial anniversary of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a leading public Research 1 institution with an exceptional and diverse portfolio of research, and a long history of successful interdisciplinary endeavors. The University’s College of Applied Health Sciences (ahs.illinois.edu) houses the Center on Health, Aging and Disability (CHAD); the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES); and the Center for Wounded Veterans (CHEZ). The College is actively engaged in collaborative research with Carle Foundation Hospital, and the University’s new engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine promises further opportunities. The Department hosts a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff. Home of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana is a community that combines active urban living with easygoing affordability. It has been consistently ranked among the nations’ top cities for work-life balance.

Qualifications
Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate in kinesiology or a related area. A record of teaching and academic scholarship that meets qualifications for the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is required. Candidates must effective collaborators with faculty from a variety of disciplines. Desired qualifications include: expertise in children’s physical activity and physical education, teaching experience in higher education, and a willingness to participate in scholarly activities. Salary: Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with the applicant’s record.

Applications:
To apply, create a candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and select the position for which you are applying; then upload all required documents, including:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vita
• Teaching statement (one page)
• List of names, email addresses, and phone numbers for at least three references.

For full consideration, please complete your application by October 18, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews and inquiries may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after the closing date. The start date for this position is August 16, 2019.

For additional information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kim Graber at (217) 333-2697 or [email protected]

The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. The University welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

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