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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Department: Academic Affairs – Health & Life Sciences Division

Position Requirements and Preferences:

The Division of Health and Life Sciences at William Penn University announces a full-time, 9-month tenure-track position in Kinesiology beginning August 2021. This position requires a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related discipline. ABD may be considered. Previous college teaching experience is highly desirable. Additional teaching during the summer is possible. Applicant screening will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Position Summary:

We seek an individual to teach courses in our Kinesiology Program, to include Fundamental Concepts of HPER; Leadership in Sport, Exercise & Recreation; Tests and Measurements; Adaptive Physical Education; Organization/Administration of HPER; Concepts of Coaching (Psychology of Sport/Coaching); with the opportunity to teach other Kinesiology courses depending on the candidate’s education and interests. Expertise in statistical and research methods is desirable. Student-centered teaching, advising, and learning assessment are expected. Additional duties include committee work, effective use of technology, college and community service, and continuous professional development.


Teaching and Advising

  • Works productively and skillfully to promote student learning and progress toward graduation. Develops positive, encouraging, and interactive relationships with students in and out of the classroom
  • Inspires students to learn, persevere, and succeed.
  • Employs effective classroom management strategies and learning theories.
  • Plans and prepares class activities, discussions, projects, and other learning opportunities.
  • Grades and returns student work in a timely manner. Maintains grades for students to review using the university systems (LMS).
  • Maintains accurate and timely records including attendance, advisee meetings and communications, etc. Maintains current advising folders and records. Communicates concerns regarding student progress to advisors, coaches, administration, etc.
  • Maintains a presence on campus (35+ hours per week), including generous office hours.
  • Creates syllabi that clearly state course policies in harmony with university policies. Uses university template for syllabi.
  • Holds final exams during university-assigned exam periods for each course.
  • Advises and mentors students regarding academic majors, progress toward graduation, and career goals. Assists students with registration, applying for graduation, applying for graduate school, negotiating university processes, etc.
  • Respects student potential and the mission of the university.

Professional Development

  • Works cooperatively to support recruiting, retention, and student development.
  • Participates in and supports university and educational assessment processes. Completes assessment activities for course, area, and division assessment.
  • Completes Annual Performance Evaluations, including annual review with division chair. Achieves goals set forth in the review.
  • Documents progress toward professional goals, commitment to excellence, and development of intellectual and pedagogical skills.
  • Attends conferences. Maintains a research-learning agenda. Documents and shares the results of conferences and research.
  • Supports and encourages other faculty; is willing to share expertise to assist and train others.
  • Accepts criticism and counsel from peers, division chair, and dean.
  • Remains current intellectually and pedagogically, including learning theories and the productive use of technology.
  • Supports the university performance management system.
  • Demonstrates a TEAM mindset.


  • Actively participates in the academic, athletic, and social life of the campus.
  • Actively participates on campus committees and/or student groups.
  • Actively supports student recruiting, retention, advising, and documentation processes to meet university goals and support student progress.

Ethics & Collegiality

  • Represents the University in a positive manner with prospective, current, and former students, colleagues, and the community. Works effectively with students, colleagues, and the Oskaloosa community.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, self-motivation, and positive attitudes.
  • Follows division and college policies and procedures.
  • Works harmoniously and cooperatively with others.

Reports to: Health & Life Sciences Division Chair

Start Date: August 2021

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Full-Time

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Application Sent to: Send letter of application and resume:

Christy Boston

William Penn University

201 Trueblood Avenue

Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577


Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.