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Assistant Lecturer of Kinesiology

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Assistant Lecturer of Kinesiology

About this Opportunity

Now, more than ever, is a time of transformation in health care education. The COVID pandemic and the unfolding realities of health disparities and racial injustice have challenged health care systems and universities to seek a new higher standard. At the Ball State University College of Health, we are rising to that opportunity. We graduate health professionals who are clinically knowledgeable, committed to advancing inclusive excellence, and ready to collaborate on interprofessional teams. We invite applications for a non-tenure position as Assistant Lecturer of Kinesiology in the School of Kinesiology to join us in preparing today’s health workforce.

The annual salary range: $45,000 to $50,000.

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The School of Kinesiology at Ball State University invites applications for a non-tenure-line faculty position of Assistant Lecturer of Kinesiology, with emphasis in the University’s required Core Curriculum Physical Fitness and Wellness class. This full-time non-tenure-line position is available August 16, 2024, for the academic year with possible summer teaching. Responsibilities include teaching in the Physical Fitness and Wellness Program – primarily Group Fitness and Physical Conditioning activity courses, and providing university and professional service. Additional teaching opportunities may be available depending on the candidate’s interests and qualifications. This position reports to the Chair of the School of Kinesiology.

We seek candidates who will connect with students of diverse backgrounds and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. At Ball State, inclusiveness is one of our enduring values. Applicants should familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to identify how you might contribute to these efforts. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. The salary for this opportunity ranges from $45,000 to $50,000 annually.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned master’s degree in wellness, kinesiology, exercise science, physical or health education, or closely related field from an accredited college or university by date of appointment.
  • Two years of group fitness teaching experience.
Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least five years of group fitness teaching experience and/or notable reputation, especially at a national level.
  • Ability to teach a variety of physical activity courses.
  • Group fitness and/or activity course teaching experience at a collegiate level.
Required Certifications/Licensures

Possess one of more of the following certifications:
o Group Fitness Instructor ( ACE )
o Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ( NSCA )
o Certified Personal Trainer ( ACSM )
o Similar certification to those listed above from a nationally/internationally recognized professional organization

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Requires successful completion of a background check.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.


School of Kinesiology:900030

College/Department Information

The SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY provides comprehensive educational programs related to understanding the impact physical activity has on health, society, and quality of life for the general population as well as children, older adults, athletes, and people with disabilities, injuries, or disease. More than 30 faculty members are committed to approximately 750 students through undergraduate programs in aquatics, coaching, exercise science, physical education and health, and sport administration, and graduate programs in athletic coaching education, athletic training, biomechanics, clinical exercise physiology, exercise physiology, sport administration, sport and exercise psychology, and human bioenergetics. As part of the University Core Curriculum, the School houses the physical fitness and wellness program that reflects Ball State’s commitment to positively impacting quality of life and the University’s mission of students living meaningful lives and thriving in fulfilling careers. School facilities include 7 laboratories for both teaching and research: Human Performance Laboratory, Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Biomechanics Laboratory, Sport and Exercise Psychology Laboratory, Exercise Science and First Aid Laboratory, Integrative Exercise Physiology Laboratory, and Athletic Training Teaching and Research Laboratory.

The COLLEGE OF HEALTH is a vital health resource for Indiana in preparing health professionals by moving boldly forward in making interprofessional education, practice and research, its paradigm across disciplines. The College offers 32 academic programs in 7 units: Departments of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling; Military Science; Nutrition and Health Science; Speech Pathology and Audiology; and Social Work plus Schools of Nursing and Kinesiology. More than 200 faculty and staff serve about 2,800 students. We partner with regional communities for immersive learning and research. Our Health Professions Building, opened in 2019, is LEED Gold certified and houses state of the art Simulation and Skills Laboratories . Other facilities include the Health and Physical Activity complex, Ball Gymnasium, and Lewellen Aquatic Center.

We are committed to serving the community through health services and research. In the past year, our Interprofessional Community Clinics offered a range of health and mental health services delivered by 300 student clinicians supervised by 40 licensed faculty practitioners to more than 4,100 community members, accounting for about 12,000 visits. In addition, students attended, hosted, or sponsored more than 100 community outreach events delivering health education and screenings to an estimated 2,000 people of all ages through the Clinics and the Healthy Lifestyle Center . Our faculty and students contribute to the evidence base for their respective disciplines. The College is active in research, currently with 53 active awards, totaling $14.3 million. Our footprint features the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies , Center for Substance Use Research and Community Initiatives , Human Performance Lab and other research labs. We are committed to inclusive excellence in all we do and aspire to contribute to an increasingly diverse health professional workforce to help decrease health care disparities.

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Consideration Date: to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by the date indicated here. (Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.)


Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Submit a detailed CV, along with a cover letter explicating your qualifications, interest, and experience. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. Contact information for at least 3 professional references is required in this application.

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

For vacancy inquiries please contact:
Mrs. Kendra Zenisek

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts
  3. Doctorate Transcripts


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We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

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