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Assistant/Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education - Department of Science, Technology,

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 5, 2022

College of Education

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics Education (STEAM Education)

Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position, Health and Physical Education

A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, affordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The College of Education, as the oldest college at Rowan University, has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The College of Education is fully accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and initial certification programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. Rowan’s College of Education is devoted to collaboration, professionalism, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people. preparing and supporting reflective practitioners who use education to transform our global society. We seek a faculty member who is committed to seeking opportunities to support the College of Education’s commitment to social justice in education and access, success and equity for all.

Rowan University’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics Education (STEAM Education) seeks to hire a new faculty member to join the Health and Physical Education program team to prepare PK-20 Health and Physical pre-professional to become future school leaders who provide safe, democratic learning environments in which all students have access to experiences that strengthen their academic, personal, social, and physical well-being.

The Health and Physical Education program seeks to collaborate across colleges, disciplines, and communities, to positively impact and develop local, regional, national and global PK-20 health and physical education professionals focused on promoting quality, accessible, comprehensive physical activity programming, necessary to eliminate health disparities, and to improve the health and well-being of all people. The program builds upon Rowan University’s strategic pillars (access, affordability, quality, and serves as an economic engine) and furthers our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in Health and Physical Education Teacher Education.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach foundation and pedagogy courses in Health and Physical Education. Candidates will also be expected to develop and maintain an active, highly visible, extramurally funded research program with outstanding scholarship, and to demonstrate excellence in mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students. The individual will have research impact, as reflected in high-quality publications, and the ability to build a funded and sustainable research program. Educators who bring diverse perspectives to the university or who have capacity to mentor and advise students who are members of groups that have been historically and are currently marginalized in the U.S. and in U.S. schools are encouraged to apply. The position will carry a rank commensurate (Assistant or Associate Professor) with the candidate’s prior experience and record.

The successful candidate will:
  • Have a PhD or EdD in Health and/or Physical Education or a related field (by September 1, 2023)
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of successful traditional or non-traditional teaching with PreK-12-grade student populations
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of a philosophical stance of social justice and sociocultural theoretical framework in scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • Entrepreneurial orientation to program innovation and curricular renewal

Candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter outlining suitability for the role; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a description of research agenda (including potential funding mechanisms); 4) a statement on teaching philosophy (including discussion of the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; 5) transcripts from all institutions attended; and 6) contact information for three professional references (at least one of which addresses teaching ability).

Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Christy Mroz, Administrative Assistant, , 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Advertised: Oct 5 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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