ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
St. Louis, MO 
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Job Description
Job ID
44121
Location
St. Louis
Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Hiring Department

The University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Education invites qualified professionals to apply for a full- time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track faculty position in Physical Education. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, and help to assign and support adjunct instructors to a selection of courses within his/her areas of expertise. Fulfilling the position duties is based on a nine-month academic year contract. However, this position can begin as early as Spring 2023. The UMSL Physical Education BSED K-12 degree includes a number of related emphasis areas. Applicants should be willing to teach across emphasis areas of motor growth and development, teaching skills, anatomy and physiology, and health and wellness education. The University of Missouri - St. Louis is an equal opportunity institution. Applicants of minority backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply for the position.

As one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse campuses in Missouri, UMSL is committed to maintaining a climate where all students, faculty, staff and visitors can explore their interests, refine their talents and flourish. Inclusive excellence is embedded in our strategic plan which focuses on actions to recruit and retain diverse students and employees and promote activities that encourage civil and constructive discourse, reasoned thought and sustained dialogue in an environment of inclusion, respect and appreciation. UMSL is committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity. As one of four institutions in the University of Missouri land-grant system, UMSL is classified as RU-H (high research activity) and as a Community Engaged Campus by Carnegie rankings. Learn more about what makes UMSL proud. UMSL is an urban institution located in St. Louis, one of the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

The Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership (EPL) views diversity of all its members and its students as a strength. We welcome colleagues who share our commitment to educational equity as well as social and racial justice. Candidates whose professional background include demonstrated attention to the concerns of race, ethnicity, multilingualism, social class, gender, and disability are strongly encouraged to apply. We also seek candidates with demonstrated experience supporting students from historically marginalized backgrounds. All faculty who join our college are expected to work towards an increased understanding on issues of ethnicity, race, inequality, justice, collaboration, and respect, with the intent to encompass the broadest definition of diversity. Additional support is available for new faculty, tailored to their background and professional needs.

Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses (both face-to-face and online), commensurate with the faculty member's expertise.
  • Academically advise and support the physical education students at University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL).
  • Guide students in UMSL's physical education program including supporting their membership in regional and national professional organizations such as MOSHAPE and SHAPE America.
  • The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas assigned and qualified in.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to work effectively with colleagues to support the mission of the institution and the academic unit.
  • Demonstrate/support the College's dedication and commitment to culturally-responsive practices and social justice.
  • Collaborate with area schools and/or community agencies in an effort to recruit potential students, adjunct faculty and staff.
  • Serve on committees at the university and college level, as well as in the community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach the courses listed below in addition to other courses based on the needs of the college. This might include teaching across departments, especially the Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs (ESPP), which houses our Bachelor of Education Studies degree in Exercise Science and Wellness and Bachelor of Science in Sport Management.
Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • A completed doctoral degree in physical education or related field of study by the start date. ABDs are encouraged to apply provided they will have acquired the doctorate degree by the end of the first semester of employment, but no later than August 2023.
  • At least three (3) years' experience teaching in a PK-12 setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more curricular areas aligned with this position description.
  • Documented evidence of sustained, high-quality professional productivity.
  • Documented evidence of teaching excellence and contribution to student development.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into teaching including experience teaching online courses.
  • Active membership in a physical education related professional organization at local, regional and national levels.
  • Documented experience of successful teaching in K-12.
  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience with SHAPE America.

Expectations:

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the position duties in a professional manner and abide by the collected Rules and Regulations of the University System. He or she will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. This is a full-time 100% FTE benefits-eligible position. This position has no rights to tenure at the University of Missouri- St. Louis. Appointment is a nine month, non-tenured faculty position.

Application Materials

Please provide a detailed letter of application that includes:

  • The applicant's teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A diversity statement that includes the applicant's plan to contribute to meeting UMSL's mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Copies of transcripts
  • Two (2) sample lesson plans for a physical education course unit of your choice
  • Three (3) professional references

Applications:

Applicants MUST apply online at www.umsl.jobs including a letter of application that addresses stated position requirements and preferences; updated CV; and contact information (including email) of three professional references. A single PDF file attached as a "resume" is strongly recommended. Only completed applications submitted online will be reviewed.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To inquire about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Timothy Makubuya at makubuyat@umsl.edu.

Other Information

As one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse campuses in Missouri, UMSL is committed to maintaining a climate where all students, faculty, staff and visitors can explore their interests, refine their talents and flourish. is embedded in our strategic plan which focuses on actions to recruit and retain diverse students and employees and promote activities that encourage civil and constructive discourse, reasoned thought and sustained dialogue in an environment of inclusion, respect and appreciation.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The University will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment visas.

Benefit Eligibility

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit:

Diversity Commitment

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 years
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