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Assistant Professor of Practice - Physical Education and/or Health Education

North Dakota State University
North Dakota, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (HNES) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenure track) position in the area of Physical Education and/or Health Education to begin either the Fall of 2022 or Spring of 2023. This position will consist of 70 percent teaching, 10 percent advising, 10 percent research, and 10 percent service. Responsibilities will include supporting NDSU’s land-grant mission of teaching, research, and service.

NDSU’s PE/HE programs include a stand-alone undergraduate physical education program (with both a K-12 licensing option and a coaching and physical activity leadership option), stand-alone health education major (5th-12th licensing), as well as an online master’s program (Leadership in Physical Education and Sport [LPES]). Both teacher preparation programs are accredited by CAEP and approximately 95% of teacher candidates double-major in both content areas. The undergraduate programs emphasize experiential learning and best practices, incorporate a variety of technology tools and applications, and provide diverse and unique field experiences. The LPES master’s program currently serves 40 practitioners from across the United States and other countries with plans to increase enrollment capacity. Four faculty members currently facilitate the three programs. Learn more about the undergraduate and graduate programs here:

Physical Education:

Health Education:


The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in LPES and at least one or more of the undergraduate programs; participate in academic advising of both undergraduate and graduate students; engage in research, creative and/or scholarly activities; be active in professional organizations; provide service to the department, college, university, and community; work effectively with colleagues across disciplines and/or community organizations; and contribute to department governance while fostering a collaborative community across the HNES department. The candidate may choose to start the position either during the Fall 2022 semester or Spring 2023 semester.


  1. PhD or EdD in Physical Education, Health Education, or closely related field from an accredited institution (ABD will be considered providing degree completion occurs by August 15, 2022 for a Fall 2022 start or by December 31, 2022 for a Spring 2023 start)
  2. Experience teaching PETE/HETE courses
  3. Evidence of potential to engage in scholarly activities
  4. Effective oral and written communications skills


  1. PK-12 teaching experience
  2. Online teaching experience or online learning experiences as a student
  3. Academic advising experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  4. Peer-reviewed publications
  5. Membership and involvement in professional organizations


A complete application packet will include:

1) a cover letter addressing the position qualifications

2) a current curriculum vitae

3) the names and contact information for at least three professional references

4) unofficial copies of all degree granting transcripts

5) a teaching philosophy

Screening of applicants will begin on April 21, 2022 and proceed until the position is filled. Women and traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

For more information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Jenny Linker, search committee chair, at or 701-231-8676 (office phone). NDSU uses an online employment system. To apply, please go to:


The HNES department is housed within the College of Human Sciences and Education and includes five undergraduate programs, six graduate programs, and 30 faculty and staff members. There are approximately 470 undergraduates and 100 graduate students within the department ( NDSU is distinctive as a student-focused, land grant, research university, with approximately 13,000 students enrolled. NDSU is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community and operationalizing this component of its strategic plan.

The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education has categorized NDSU as one of the elite "Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity," with total research expenditures topping $153 million in the most recent National Science Foundation survey. Proud of and committed to its historic land-grant mission, NDSU is ranked by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as North Dakota’s only top-100 public research university. In that category, NDSU is 95th in the nation in total R&D expenditures. Research productivity leads the state and in recent years climbed as high as $156 million as reported to the NSF.


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university; an outstanding retirement plan; tuition waivers for employees and 50% tuition waivers for spouse, partners, and dependents; life insurance; Employee Assistance Program, and wellness benefits. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.


Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and part of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area (population - 200,000). Fargo was recently ranked #8 among the best 100 Places to Live (by Livability) and #5 among the 10 Best Places to Raise Kids (by smartassetTM). Fargo has a vibrant downtown, thriving school districts, numerous parks and recreation opportunities, and is known for its low-cost of living and safe neighborhoods. Check out these websites to learn more about Fargo: and


No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see

Additional Information

NDSU is an equal opportunity institution. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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