1. Teach courses in the PER major with a concentration in Fitness. Course assignments will be made based on the expertise of the individual and could include: Motor Learning, Kinesiology, Physiology of Exercise, Leading Physical & Recreation Activities; Wellness; Physical Education & Wellness in Schools; Internships (sophomore and/or senior); and one-credit outdoor sports-related classes (including the development of new fitness related courses such as strength and conditioning, weight training, cardiovascular fitness and endurance outdoor recreation courses).
2. Assume the role of Director of Fitness Science Lab. Major responsibilities in this position include: development of a fitness lab and procuring funding to support this lab; coordinate marketing, scheduling, and financing of Fitness Lab assessments for both campus groups as well as outreach to non-university organizations; and, seeking external grants/contracts to support equipment and research conducted on how to promote fitness among Deaf/HOH individuals.
3. Assist with student recruitment, student advisement, student development, and student retention.
4. Participate in Department and University faculty activities that are based on collaborative partnerships with colleagues within the Department as well as various disciplines/units on campus (including institutional assessment reporting, curriculum planning, contributions to initiatives related to program development and growth).
5. Engage in scholarship activities, including conducting and reporting on research.
6. Involvement in professional service organizations and activities.
1. Ph.D. in exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, adaptive physical education, therapeutic recreation, or related field is required for tenure. Pre-tenure track candidates should have an M.S./M.A. degree with the intention completing a doctoral degree in a related field as approved by the Department.
2. Prior involvement in teaching at a collegiate level that demonstrates the promise of being able to contribute to a student learning-centered academic community.
3. Promising scholarly agenda that has the potential to attract both external grants/contracts and be published in peer-reviewed journals.
4. Current Fitness Certification (in group fitness, Pilates, Yoga, indoor cycling, etc.), Strength and Conditioning Certification, and/or Personal Trainer Certification (by such professional credentialing organizations as American Council on Exercise, National Academy of Sports Medicine, International Sports Science Association, American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association).
5. Active in professional organizations such as American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, American College of Sports Medicine, American Society of Biomechanics, North America Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, National Academy of Kinesiology, National Strength and Conditioning Association.
6. The candidate should have an active lifestyle that reflects the philosophy of the PER Department.
7. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable at the time of hire; if not already proficient, a new faculty member must develop proficiency in ASL in accordance with the Gallaudet University Faculty Handbook.
Additional Salary Information: Salary/Compensation:
Rank and Salary: Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment will be for a nine-month academic year.
Send: a letter of application; curriculum vita; one to two page statement describing your teaching philosophy and research interests; examples of academic publications, writings or scholarly presentation; contact information (name, address, email address, and telephone number) for three professional/academic references; and, copies of official university transcripts to:
Dr. Carol C. Riddick, Chair
Department of Physical Education and Recreation
800 Florida Avenue, N.E. Field House 144E
Washington, D.C. 20002-3695
Telephone: 202-651-5591 (Voice)
Internal Number: 18172
About Gallaudet University
Pre-Tenure Track or Tenure Track Fitness Faculty Position at the only university for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation (PER) invites applications for a pre-tenure track or tenure track faculty position in its undergraduate Physical Education and Recreation program (B.S.). The PER major prepares students to become leaders in promoting health-enhancing physical activities. Students acquire professional content knowledge and develop skills necessary to plan, lead and manage physical, recreation, and sports activities within diverse environments. The major provides unique opportunities for students to develop the ability to encourage active lifestyles that contribute to an improved quality of life within today's highly competitive, technology focused, and rapidly changing world. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable at the time of hire; if not already proficient, a new faculty member must develop proficiency in ASL in accordance with the Gallaudet University Faculty Handbook.