Assistant Professor of Practice part-time

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
May 27, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Assistant Professor of Practice part-time

College/School/Unit: College of Education
Department: Kinesiology and Health Education
Posted: May 25, 2021
Apply By: Open until filled


Position Description

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin is accepting applications from qualified individuals for a part-time, Assistant Professor of Practice position. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education has a robust undergraduate and graduate program and is ranked the #2 doctoral program in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusivity and excellence. Successful candidates for this non-tenure track position will have the appropriate academic and practical preparation to teach across disciplines in Martial Arts. Applicants are required to have a Black Belt and should be able to teach in diverse disciplines, such as: Karate/Tae Kwon Do, Beginning Judo and Beginning Hapkido/Self Defense. Responsibilities may also include the supervision of Teaching Assistants and/or student aides.

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A master's degree is preferred but an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience maybe substituted as appropriate. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and a student-centered approach to teaching undergraduate courses. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise teaching across disciplines and to a diverse set of individuals at the beginning and the more experienced levels. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring with a focus on enhancing equity and inclusion in the field and in practice.

Application Instructions

Application Instructions

Please submit all materials for consideration by June 30th, review of applicants will begin on June 1st.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, current vita, an equity, diversity, and inclusion statement (EDI), and names/contact information of three references via Interfolio. The EDI statement should detail how your teaching has or will help address disparities in health and education. UT Austin is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We encourage qualified applicants from underrepresented communities to apply. Verification of academic credentials will be required. Security sensitive position; a background check will be conducted on selected applicant.

Shannon LaFevers, in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, is assisting with this search process and can be reached at if you have application submission questions. For information about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Tolga Ozyurtcu, PhD, at 512-232-6018 or by email:

The College of Education

The College of Education is working to Reimagine Education and has identified three signature impact areas of focus: Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparities in Education and Health; Attending to Place and Context; and Thriving Through Transitions and we seek scholars whose work will support these impact areas. (More information on Reimagining Education can be found here.) In particular, we recognize that the growth of the Latino/a community is driving demographic shifts across the country, including in Texas where more than 40% of all state residents are Latino/a. This demographic reality increases the urgency of critically examining disparities in education and health outcomes for the Latino/a community, particularly given that 21% of this population lives below the poverty line and nearly 53% of Texas public school students are Latino/a - three-quarters of whom are labeled as economically disadvantaged by the Texas Education Agency. We are addressing these disparities through a multi-level strategy.

The College of Education, ranked among the top 5 public colleges of education in the country, promotes the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of our faculty. The College of Education is particularly interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and show a demonstrated commitment to improving access and conditions in educational and health settings for children, adults, families, schools, and communities.

UT Austin is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. Qualified applicants from underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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