Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Arkansas, United States
Competitive Salary
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University of the Ozarks invites applications for a current opening as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physical Education, within the Department of Education and the Division of Social Sciences, beginning July 2021. Candidates must be highly motivated to grow the Physical Education major and minor by working with the Director of Teacher Education as well as complement the current faculty and curriculum within the Education program. Candidates for the appointment must work beyond divisional boundaries to engage in interdisciplinary activities that contribute to not only the Education curriculum but also overall student success. The ideal candidate for this position should possess the initiative to develop and enhance relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support experiential learning within the overarching student experience. Applicants for this position should have a terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in Physical Education or a closely related field. Those with an ABD are encouraged to apply where the degree conferral date is on or before August 1, 2021. Preference will be given to applicants with considerable experience in dynamic higher-ed instruction, student advising and mentoring, continuous improvement through programmatic assessment, current applied field practices and advancements, experience with required reporting for program licensure, and / or development and implementation of applied student experiences and co-curricular activities.


University of the Ozarks is a small, residential campus recognized for having one of the most diverse student bodies in a twelve-state region. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in working with a diverse student body. Excellent communication skills and support of the University’s mission are also required.


About University of the Ozarks: Ranked in the Top 10 of Southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The University has been rated as having the second most diverse student body in a 12-state region. The University serves approximately 800 undergraduate students on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along Interstate-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, and nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. The University serves students from diverse religious, cultural, educational and economic backgrounds and welcomes students from throughout the U.S. and from more than 20 countries around the world. Knowing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and rich and rewarding communities, Ozarks is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The University is especially interested in applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences and those with a successful record of teaching and working with diverse students, including historically underrepresented minority students and other underserved populations. Recent campaigns have enhanced facilities, academic programs, and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is completed. Please send a letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three current letters of reference (where at least one of the letters addresses teaching ability) to: Karen Schluterman Director of Human Resources at:

Questions about the position may be directed to: Christine Scott Dean of Social Sciences at 

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