The Department of Kinesiology at James Madison University is accepting applications for a 10-month, renewable term appointment (non-tenure track) position that will begin August 25, 2019. The Department of Kinesiology supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff and students. We seek a colleague who shares the departmental commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.
The successful candidate will demonstrate dedication to general education, with a significant teaching role in KIN 100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness, as well as contributing to undergraduate courses within the exercise science concentration in such areas as exercise psychology / behavior change, motor development and learning, strength and conditioning, and/or exercise leadership.
Minimum of a master’s degree (earned by the start date) from an accredited college/university in exercise science or related field is required. Candidates must possess a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Preference will be given to candidates with: (a) university teaching experience; (b) a background in at least one of the following: strength and conditioning, exercise leadership, exercise psychology/behavior change, and/or motor development and learning; (c) ACSM, NSCA, or similar certifications; and (d) classroom/teaching experience and/or industry experience.
Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Edwards - Search Committee Chair (email@example.com) or Dr. Janet Wigglesworth, Academic Unit Head - Department of Kinesiology (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review of applications begins January 4, 2019. To apply visit go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1251.
Internal Number: F1251
About James Madison University
James Madison University is a public university with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 undergraduate students. U.S. News and World Report's 2017 edition of "Best Colleges" recognized JMU as one of the top rated regional universities and innovative universities in the South. Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. Additional information is available on the JMU web site (www.jmu.edu).
Three degree-granting programs are housed in the Department of Kinesiology. These include a B.S. in Kinesiology (students complete a concentration in either exercise science or physical and health education teacher education), M.S. in Kinesiology (concentration in exercise physiology), and M.A.T. (continuation of the undergraduate physical and health education teacher education program). In addition, the department supports a Coaching Education minor. The department also plays a significant role in the Wellness Domain of Cluster 5 of the University General Education Curriculum, serving over 800 students per semester. The curriculum for 600 undergraduate majors and 32 graduate students... is administered by the 16 full-time faculty within the department. Additional information is available on the Kinesiology website (jmu.edu/kinesiology).