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Associate Professor and Director of Tactical Performance Group

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2023

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Associate Professor and Director of Tactical Performance Group — Search #67957
Waters College of Health Professions and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Professor and Director of Tactical Performance Group.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving nearly 26,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the Tactical Athlete Initiative is a multi-discipline collaboration providing research, training and support for military, police, fire and EMS workers. Through programs like the Soldier Athlete Human Performance Optimization Program (SAHPO) and the Tactical Athlete Readiness and Preparedness Program (TARP), the Tactical Athlete Initiative has partnered with multiple agencies to reduce the number of injuries and increase readiness and preparedness of tactical athletes.

Position Description

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Director of the Tactical Performance Group will provide leadership and administrative oversight and direct the research agenda of Georgia Southern's Tactical Performance initiatives. In this capacity they will supervise and coordinate ongoing activities in the Soldier Performance and Readiness project and the Tactical Athlete Initiative dealing with Law Enforcement and First Responders, as well as develop research and programming in areas of Cognitive Performance and Mental Resilience. This position will also serve as a liaison to the Department of Defense and Federal and State agencies to coordinate the programming in these areas. The Director will be expected to maintain their own research agenda and attain external funding to support it. This position will also teach Tactical Performance courses as well as DPT courses. Semester teaching load will be determined each semester based on departmental and program needs. The position is a 12-month, tenure track position. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) or a closely related field
• Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills.
• Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.
• Ability to travel, as needed.
• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline
• Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Willingness to work with military partners
• Licensed physical therapist or eligible for licensure in the state of Georgia.
• Knowledge of educational, management, and adult learning theory and principles.
• Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.

Conditions of Employment:

• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
• All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
• Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
• Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins February 13, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Nancy Henderson , Search Chair, Search #67957
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-344-3207

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.


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