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Assistant Teaching Professor & Prog Director Exercise Science

Job Details

Job Title

Assistant Teaching Professor & Prog Director Exercise Science


Health Sport &Exercise Science

Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description

60% - Teaching
  • Nine credit hours per semester (Fall and Spring) in the Exercise Science program at the University of Kansas. Anticipated course load is three face-to-face or hybrid (part online, part face-to-face) courses in the undergraduate or graduate program each semester. The specific courses will be determined based on program need.

20% - Program Director
  • Candidate will serve as graduate program director, contribute to sustaining program standards, and coordinating all aspects of graduate program in exercise science

10% - Service
  • Candidate will also contribute to the service mission of the HSES Department, School of Education and Human Sciences, and the University of Kansas.

10% Scholarly Engagement
  • Active in scholarly engagement activities including but not limited to carrying out course transformation, assessment of learning outcomes, development of pedagogical teaching practices that expand and delivers new methods of teaching to precipitate dynamic learning engagements or other activities to implement innovations in teaching and learning.
  • Scholarly engagement is broadly defined, but typically, not exclusively, includes participation in or presenting professional development and workshops, scholarly presentations at meetings, publications, documenting and disseminating the results of inquiry into improving teaching and learning.
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)


Conditions of Employment

Limited Term

Contact Information to Applicants

Phil Gallahger,

Limited Term End Date


Position Number


Required Qualifications

  1. Ph.D., Ed.D., or other terminal degree (or ABD with degree conferred by 8/18/2024) in Exercise Science or related field
  2. Experience working with diverse populations as evidenced by application materials and interview
  3. Background in working with university-aged students, in the classroom and/or in student-teaching settings

Employee Class


Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience



Position Overview

The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences in the University of Kansas, School of Education and Human Sciences is seeking a candidate for Assistant Teaching Professor and Graduate Program Director in Exercise Science. The candidate will be responsible for teaching in the undergraduate and graduate degree program while also serving as the director of the Exercise Science graduate program. This is a 9-month appointment, full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position starting August 18, 2024. The initial appointment is for three years with possibility of renewal following a comprehensive review.

Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See

The successful applicant is expected to integrate individual and cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion into teaching, research, and service. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

KU is a Carnegie Research-Extensive Institution with a student body of over 28,000 students representing every state and more than 113 foreign countries. The University is located in Lawrence, a city with a population exceeding 95,000. KU is approximately 30 minutes from urban schools in Kansas City, Kansas and 45 minutes to Kansas City, Missouri. KU has an Edwards campus in the Kansas City metro area.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.



Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Additional Candidate Instruction

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. A complete online application will include:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin on November 15th and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.


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