Assistant Professor - Physical Education
College of Science and Health
Under general supervision of department chair, a person in this
position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate
courses, advising students, and supervising teacher candidates in
their field and student teaching placements. In addition to
preparing for and holding classes, teaching involves maintaining
currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment,
evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining
appropriate records, and holding office hours. The individual is
expected to maintain an active, on-going program of scholarship
appropriate to the discipline. In addition, this individual will
provide service to the department, college, and university and is
likely expected to provide service to the community and/or the
profession. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or
The position requires teaching in the Physical, Adapted, and School
Health Education ( PASHE ) undergraduate and Physical Education
Teaching ( PET ) graduate programs. The PASHE program is seeking a
candidate who is passionate about and will integrate social and
emotional learning ( SEL ) as an integral part of their
scholarship, teaching, and service. The ideal candidate will be
passionate about teaching standards-based physical education, the
integration of skills-based school health education, and adapted
physical education. Responsibilities are expected to include
teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas:
foundations of physical and school health education, methods
courses in physical and/or school health education, curriculum
development in physical and/or school health education, as well as
others depending on the expertise of the candidate and the needs of
the program. In addition, there is an expectation for this
individual to supervise student theses/projects, conduct academic
advising, and student teaching supervision.
This position is affiliated with the School of Education ( SOE )
and the dean of SOE will provide feedback regarding hiring and
personnel reviews to the department. School of Education affiliated
staff are expected to be engaged in service activities and
continuous learning to inform and enhance the work they do with
prospective teachers. Some additional work hours outside the
academic school year may be required in order to align duties with
the K-12 school year. Faculty members in this position collaborate
with the School of Education on advising and curricular-related
Description of College / Department / Program / Division /
The Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse is searching for a passionate educator to join
our team as part of our newly restructured Physical, Adapted, and
School Health Education ( PASHE ) program! We are seeking
applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor
position that will begin on August 30, 2022. UW- La Crosse is
nationally known for its Physical Education teacher preparation
program as a standard-based curriculum with visionary faculty.
Teacher candidates in the undergraduate PASHE program will be
prepared for certification in physical education, adapted physical
education, and school health education. The Department of Exercise
and Sport Science supports and values diversity in its faculty,
staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the
department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will be
a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for
students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career
The mission of the College of Science and Health is to provide an
outstanding education in the diverse disciplines of science,
health, and mathematics. The College is dedicated to student
learning where enthusiastic faculty and staff intellectually
challenge students in a supportive and professional environment.
Fundamental to our mission is the belief in the value of education
in the liberal arts and sciences and the creation of new knowledge.
The College offers an outstanding academic and cultural environment
for the university community and beyond. Our vision is to be a
premier comprehensive institution, excelling in both undergraduate
and graduate education. We will provide academic programs that
attract high-achieving students on a regional, national, and
international basis. The College will have an outstanding
reputation for the quality of its students learning, faculty and
staff, state of the art facilities and technology, scholarly
achievements, and community and professional service.
This position is affiliated with the School of Education ( SOE ).
SOE focuses its programming on ensuring that all teacher candidates
demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions consistent with
exemplary professional practice. Through partnerships with our
regional school districts and outstanding veteran educators, the
School of Education provides teacher candidates with high quality
experiences in schools as a means to advance the teaching
profession. SOE is committed to principles of equity, inclusion,
and social justice. We seek to advance UW-La Crosse’s strategic
planning goal, “Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity”
by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and
staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies;
and ensuring that everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, class,
gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion,
ability and other identities—is included and welcomed on
· Candidates for the appointment should have or be near to
completing a doctorate degree in Physical Education Teaching or a
closely related field by the start date. Degree must be earned by
the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2023
· Endorsement/certification in physical education and in school
· Minimum of 3 years physical education and/or school health
education teaching experience in U.S. PK-12 schools or the
· Knowledge of and experience planning, teaching, and assessing
standards-based physical education and/or school health
· Evidence of an emerging research agenda related to physical
· Evidence of commitment to social justice, educational equity,
multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion as it relates to
teaching, research, and/or service
· University level teaching experience
· Experience working in a Professional Learning Community
· Experience with the edTPA teacher performance assessment
· Experience as a cooperating teacher and/or student teaching
· Experience using the Whole School, Whole Child Whole Community
Model ( WSCC ) or equivalent ecological school model
· Knowledge of adapted physical education pedagogy
· Experience working within a professional development school
Candidate is expected to be able to perform and meet the demands
required of a physical and health education professional.
Working conditions and environment
Gymnasium, outdoor, office and classroom settings. Some additional
work hours outside the academic school year may be required in
order to align duties with the K-12 school year.
General leave-related statement for all UWL faculty
For the purposes of medical leave (e.g., FMLA ) during the ~30
weeks associated with the academic terms (15 for Fall and 15 for
Spring), teaching is calculated as 60% of the overall workload;
scholarship 30% and service 10%. The teaching percentage could be
lower as determined by the Dean if the faculty member has a reduced
teaching load from the 12 credits based on department or college
workload reassignments. Scholarship range is generally 10-30% and
service 10-20%. There are nine weeks of the ~39 week contract year
outside of the standard 14 week semester (+ one week of finals)
where 100% of the faculty member’s time could be considered
scholarship and/or service.
Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial
package from the university.
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health
insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement
system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and
some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at:
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This
information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits
are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.
These are the job duties required for the position.
Duties to Support Responsibility
a) In-class student contact
b) Out-of-class student contact
c) Course preparation and grading d) Program development
Percentage Of Time
Duties to Support Responsibility
a) Research and publishing
b) Scholarly presentations
c) Supervising student scholarly projects
d) Grant writing
Percentage Of Time
Duties to Support Responsibility
a) Department/university service assignments
b) Professional Service contributions
c) Administrative assignments d) Academic advising
e) Student teaching supervision
Percentage Of Time
Posting Detail Information
In the cover letter please provide your teaching philosophy, an
overview of your research agenda, an explanation of why you believe
this position is a good fit for you, and the specific strengths you
would bring to the graduate and undergraduate programs.
Continuous Recruitment First Review Date
Position Contact Name
Debra Sazama or Jenna Starck
Position Contact Email
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Research Interests
- Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
- Reference Contact Information
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