The Department of Health & Kinesiology at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a non-tenure-track lecturer position in the area of kinesiology or exercise science. This is a 9-month appointment with the possibility of additional summer teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Responsibilities/Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in health, wellness, exercise science, and related topics; coordinate the Department of Health & Kinesiology’s Lifespan Wellness Research Center (LWRC); serve the University, profession and community; and be a collegial member of the Department. The LWRC at UT Tyler provides personal training, fitness screening/ assessment, group exercise classes, and related programs for students, staff, faculty, and community groups.
General Information: The Department of Health and Kinesiology, within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, serves over 500 majors in three undergraduate and two Master’s degree programs: B.S.-Health Sciences, B.S.-Kinesiology (which includes options of athletic training and physical education teacher certification), B.A.-Wellness, M.S.-Health Sciences, and M.S.-Kinesiology (with online option). The University of Texas at Tyler is an academic component of The University of Texas System, which offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 10,000 students. UT Tyler’s main campus is located on 206 acres in pine and hardwood forests of beautiful East Texas. Additional campuses are in Longview and Palestine. A sister institution, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (also known as UT Health East Texas), is located 10 miles from UT Tyler’s main campus.
Starting Date: Fall 2018.
Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. A nine-month contract is standard. Additional summer employment is probable.
Application: To apply, submit an application packet that includes (1) cover letter that addresses qualifications and professional goals; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) the names and contact information of three professional references, to David Criswell, Ph.D., Chair – Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799 or submit via e-mail to Tina Taylor (email@example.com). For more information, contact Dr. Criswell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-566-7178.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Required Qualifications: Earned Master’s in kinesiology, exercise science, or closely related discipline, preferably with teaching experience at the collegiate level. The ideal candidate would have experience with both face-to-face and distance education formats (e.g., hybrid and/or online), excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, and a willingness and ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues and community members. Experience with personal training, exercise prescription, or working with clinical populations is preferred.
Internal Number: 06072018
About The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler is an academic component of The University of Texas System. The University is growing in size and distinction, and emphasizes preparation of leaders and focuses on excellent teaching, values-based education, service learning and scholarship. The campus is located on 259 acres in the beautiful wooded East Texas lake country on the I-20 corridor, about 100 miles east of Dallas and 200 miles north of Houston. The University is a public Level 5 doctoral institution that enrolls over 10,000 students, including nearly 25% ethnic minority students and offers more than eighty undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is the largest college on the campus with an enrollment of approximately 2000.