Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Sports Science

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

Winona State University invites you to join our Community of Learners as an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Sports Science.  This position is a probationary/tenure-track appointment with an expected start date of August 16, 2021.  As a faculty member, you will be responsible for teaching courses that would include, but are not limited to, fundamentals of adventure education, outdoor pursuits, climbing wall instruction and certification, challenge course instruction and certification, adventure education practicum supervision, physical education general education program courses, physical education teacher education courses.  Additional responsibilities include (1) instructing courses in varied locations, at varied times, and via various media commensurate with department and university needs; (2) engaging in scholarly research or creative achievement to enhance knowledge of field; (3) student advising; (4) assisting with programmatic accreditation; and (5) assisting with student recruitment to Winona State University.  Minimum qualifications for this position are (1) an earned Master’s Degree in Education Leadership, Leadership Education or Physical Education; (2) three years of experience teaching university courses in physical education adventure education; (3) experience teaching fundamental physical education courses focusing on adventure education and outdoor pursuits including paddle activities; (4) experience with adventure trip programming within physical education adventure education programs; (5) certified as a Climbing Wall Instruction, Single Pitch Instructor, and Indoor and Outdoor Course Provider; (6) certified as a Wilderness Medicine Instructor from National Outdoor Leadership School or Wilderness Medicine Association; and (7) certified as a Wilderness First Aid Instructor and a Leave No Trace Trainer.  To apply, please go to  Along with a cv/resume and other required documentation, applicants should submit a statement explaining their personal or professional experiences in working with diverse populations (such as persons from differing race / ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, gender, or mental and physical ability) as well as how the applicant would contribute toward a diverse and inclusive academic and employment culture and community at Winona State University.  Statements should be 1 page or less. Review of applications begins 6/11/2021.


WSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.