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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Employer
Our Lady of the Lake Unviersity
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Oct 23, 2023

About Our Lady of the Lake University:

On the foundation of faith, wisdom and trust in Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) prepares graduates to transform their communities, families and professions.

OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.

The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs and three doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, and the College of Professional Studies. OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend and online formats.

 


Job Description:

The Department of Mathematics & Sciences at Our Lady of the Lake University seeks a full-time, non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology for our main campus in San Antonio, TX to begin either in August 2024. We are seeking a faculty member to teach, advise and mentor students majoring in kinesiology and conduct research in Strength and Conditioning and Biomechanics.

 

We are a vibrant department currently serving over 130 majors. Our department prides itself on its campus-wide recognition of our student-centered approach to teaching, engagement in community service, and scholarly activity.

 

The Kinesiology program takes a cross-disciplinary approach and requires a broad core for all students. Our Kinesiology Laboratory is a teaching/research laboratory space including equipment for exercise physiology, and exercise testing and prescription.

 

Start up funds will be available to purchase equipment for biomechanics laboratory equipment that will support faculty and student research.

 

Responsibilities:

We are seeking an energetic and collaborative individual to join our team to complement and strengthen existing expertise and experience. Specific duties of the position include:

  • Teach courses at the undergraduate level in the areas of Strength and Conditioning, Biomechanics, and 2 additional courses related to the candidate's expertise.
  • Engage in an active line of scholarship that will include participation of undergraduate students.
  • Present faculty and student research at regional and national conferences.
  • Redesign the undergraduate Biomechanics course to include project based learning and relevant laboratory experiences.
  • The typical teaching load is a 4/4 and faculty member will receive a course release in their first semester of employment

 

In addition to teaching, all faculty will be expected to:

  • Advise our undergraduate kinesiology students,
  • Serve in roles for departmental administrative and/or committee work,
  • Serve on campus-wide committee responsibilities, and
  • Provide service to the greater community surrounding OLLU.

 

The majority of courses are offered in a face-to-face format, but some hybrid and online course offerings exist.

 


Requirements:

Required qualifications:

  • Clear evidence of effective teaching and scholarship.
  • Doctorate in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics, Strength and Conditioning or a related field. ABD will be considered.

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • NSCA or CSCCA certifications
  • Scholarly productivity in the areas of Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning.

 


Additional Information:

OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE.

Employment with Our Lady of the Lake University is contingent upon the applicant undergoing a background investigation.

Our Lady of the Lake University uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

 


Application Instructions:

Please complete the online Application for Academic Employment and attach the following:

  • Letter of Interest denoting position for which applying.
  • Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Teaching philosophy.
  • Copies of all transcripts reflecting receipt of terminal degree in discipline for which applying.
  • Listing of three professional references and contact information.

 

For consideration for Academic Employment, all materials above must be submitted together and at one time. Incomplete packets for academic employment will not be considered.

 

Review of applications will begin upon closing date.

 

Applicants may contact Dr. Michael Maspero, at mvmaspero@ollusa.edu, with questions regarding the position, the Program, or Our Lady of the Lake University.

 

 

 

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