Assistant Professor of Physical Education Teacher Education

Wyoming, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 11, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Full-time, Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physical Education Teacher Education, Division of Kinesiology and Health, University of Wyoming, beginning August 2021. Requirements include earned doctorate or ABD (summer 2021) with an emphasis in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), Sport Pedagogy or a related field of research; evidence of scholarly potential; and evidence of effective university teaching. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience in Elementary physical education. Knowledge in the areas of Elementary physical education content, methods, and assessment. A productive research program with evidence of or potential to secure research funding. Successful student mentorship and supervision. Active engagement with relevant professional associations. Strong communication and collaborative skills. Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and we especially welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans, or any other legally protected group. 

Develop a research program that complements existing strengths in the division and has the potential for interdisciplinary collaborations. This program should lead to: refereed publications, national and international presentations, attainment of internal and external funding; and the inclusion of graduate/undergraduate research projects. TEACHING – Provide quality instruction in areas of physical education teacher education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels using both on campus and distance modalities. SERVICE – Participate in PETE program development at the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise/mentor students; provide service to the division, college, university, state, and profession.

Administratively housed in the College of Health Sciences, the Division of Kinesiology and Health has 12 full-time faculty members and offers B.S. and M.S. programs in the areas of Kinesiology and Health and Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE). There are over 400 undergraduates and 30 graduates majoring in the programs offered. The PETE program is nationally recognized and has faculty members that have national and international recognition for their scholarly accomplishments and teaching excellence. The undergraduate program is delivered within excellent on campus facilities and through established relationships with teachers and schools across the State of Wyoming. The graduate PETE program includes the provision of distance and on campus learning opportunities. Information about the department can be found at

The University of Wyoming, founded in 1886 at Laramie, is an educational research community of more than 13,000 students.  Approximately two hours by car north of Denver, CO, Laramie is situated at 7,200 feet above sea level on the high plains of southeastern Wyoming between the scenic Laramie Range to the east and the spectacular Medicine Bow Mountains to the west.  For more information visit our website at The University of Wyoming is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Applications to be received by February 7th, 2021; review of applications will be on-going and continue until position filled.  Submit a letter of application specific to the positions’ requirements and responsibilities, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy tied to effective teaching practices (one page maximum), 5-year research plan (one page maximum), transcripts, names and contact information (e-mail address, telephone number) of four references. Apply online at For more information, contact Tristan Wallhead, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, (307) 766-4191, email