Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa) invites qualified applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Kinesiology to begin in August of 2021. Initial appointment would be at Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with experience. The successful candidate can expect to teach courses in the areas of physical education, sports management and exercise science. The teaching load for this position is 24 hours per academic year, along with expectations for scholarship and service (advising, committee and departmental work, etc.).
Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
Review of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold a graduate degree in a sub-discipline of kinesiology or a related field. Candidates will exhibit a love of Christ, an embrace of the Gospel, and support the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts, as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will bring enthusiasm, experience and energy in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in the disciplines of physical education, sports management and exercise science. Ability or experience in teaching a variety of kinesiology topics is highly desired. They will be engaged in their research and scholarly agenda with a strong possibility of including students. Hiring preference will be given to persons with teaching experience.
Internal Number: 51042
About Northwestern College
Northwestern College's mission is to be a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God's redeeming work in the world. Our vision is to be the leading Christian college focused on student success and Christ-centered work for the common good.
Ranked sixth among Midwestern colleges by U.S. News, Northwestern has an Iowa Professor of the Year and two Fulbright Scholars on its faculty. In addition to more than 80 academic programs for undergraduates, Northwestern also offers an online M.Ed. degree with eight in-demand tracks and on-site master's degree programs in athletic training and physician assistant studies.
Northwestern produces outstanding achievers. Our accounting graduates recorded the nation's second-best CPA exam pass rate, 89.3%, in 2017. Our pre-med students' MCAT scores in 2020 were in the top 10% worldwide, and 80% of NWC med school applicants are accepted the first time they apply. Northwestern is also one of just two Christian colleges that have met the requirements for Advanced Curriculum recognition by the Society of Actuaries; the pass rate of our actuarial scie...nce grads is 80%. Nursing graduates in 2020 had a 100% first-time board pass rate. 99.5% of 2019 alumni were employed or in grad school within six months of graduation. 81% of alums who pursue advanced degrees report NWC prepared them well for graduate or professional school.
A $24.5 million science facility was opened in fall 2018, adding an important new facility to a pristine and exceptionally well-maintained campus. Other improvements since 2013 include an impressive learning commons/library, an indoor athletic practice and performance center, and renovations to the cafeteria and the former library, which now houses numerous offices serving students. A new welcome center will be completed by August 2021.