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Assistant/Associate Professor

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

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Assistant/Associate Professor

Eastern Kentucky University

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Type: Fulltime Faculty

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 24R000 - College of Health Sciences

Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade:

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Matthew J Sabin

About the College/Department:

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service that places emphasis on the three in that order. Located in Richmond, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment. Through public service, consultation, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to serve the community and the regional service area. Faculty and institutional research not only advances knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned but also supports the primary function of teaching.

The Department of Parks, Recreation, Exercise and Sport Science is a multidisciplinary department consisting of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of Exercise and Sport Science, Recreation and Park Administration, and Sports Management. The BS in Exercise and Sport Science is divided into concentrations focusing on pre-professional healthcare, including Pre-Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy, as well as Physical Fitness and Wellness Management. Graduates of PRESS degree programs are prepared through didactic, laboratory and experiential learning with a heavy emphasis on servant leadership that uniquely distinguishes them in future professional pursuits.

The department is housed in the College of Health Sciences allowing for inter-professional collaborations with nursing, occupational therapy, health services administration, public health, medical lab sciences and other health-related students and faculty.

Job Summary/Basic Functions

Faculty member will serve in the dynamic Department of Parks, Recreation, Exercise and Sport Science. Primary teaching responsibilities will be within the department's pre-professional concentrations in the BS in Exercise and Sport Science as well as some graduate course instruction within the department. In addition to teaching, scholarship and service in accordance with EKU policy, this faculty will serve as the Pre-Professional Program Lab Manager which includes lab supervision, set-up, maintenance, equipment upkeep, inventory, and supply acquisition as needed.

Course assignment will be determined by department administration (chair and/or associate chair) in consideration of professional content expertise and will consist of a 4/4 load (12 credits each semester).

Faculty is expected to contribute to the departmental, college and institutional mission in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. The department emphasizes the application of knowledge and skills across multiple populations, specifically including tactical populations. Tactical settings include law enforcement officers, fire, and rescue along with military and special operations. This strategic emphasis strongly compliments EKU's mission and initiatives in supporting veterans and first responders and builds on already established action within the department. It is expected that this faculty contributes to these efforts through content expertise within the classroom; innovative curriculum, service and scholarship; and collaboration with current faculty and established initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Ph.D., Ed.D., or D.A.T. in a related field; appropriate licensure and experience

Experience: 1 to 3 years of clinical experience as an athletic trainer or physical therapist

Licensure & Certifications: Current/eligible for KY medical licensure through the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure for an Athletic Trainer or the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy for Physical Therapists

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Duties:
  • 80% - Create curriculum, instruct students, and facilitate courses. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Serve on department, division, and University committees and represent the college at appropriate University bodies, committees, council, etc. Service includes supporting the department functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Develop, conduct, and disseminate scholarly work with an expressed goal to support teaching and professional knowledge. - (Essential)

Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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