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Kinesiology: Assistant Professor in Physical Education

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #19978
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Kinesiology: Assistant Professor in Physical Education

POSITION: A full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor or non-tenure-track fixed-term renewable Lecturer position is available in the Department of Kinesiology beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year with a start date of August 24, 2024. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in Physical Education who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduate students. 


Tenure-track: earned doctorate by August 24, 2024, in Physical Education or related field from a regionally accredited university.

ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by the start date. 

Fixed-term renewable lecturer: Earned masters degree by August 24, 2024, in Physical Education or related field from a regionally accredited university and at least five years of successful full-time teaching physical education in PK-12 schools.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Commitment to teacher preparation and collaboration; ability to teach a broad array of physical education courses and demonstrated ability to model effective teaching practices; evidence of successful university teaching; ability to utilize research and classroom technology; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. For the tenure-track position, the preferred candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of teaching and/or supervising within public school physical education settings and must show evidence of potential for scholarly productivity and a commitment to student/faculty research. For candidates at the Associate Professor rank, a minimum of 5 years college teaching experience at the rank of Assistant Professor, an excellent record of university teaching, service and research (e.g., publications and presentations), including acquiring extramural funding, would be suitable for appointment at this rank.

DUTIES: Teach undergraduate early childhood, elementary, and secondary methods courses in physical education, adapted physical education, and/or health education; supervise undergraduate practicum and internship experiences in K- 12 school placements; provide service to the University, College, Department, profession, and community; provide academic advising to students as assigned; and for tenure-track, participate in research and scholarly activities.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Kinesiology consists of 13 faculty and instructional academic staff and approximately 700 majors and minors. Department faculty are dedicated to teaching and student learning and are actively engaged in studentfaculty research. The Department is also recognized for community outreach programs that offer health and physical activity opportunities for individuals living in the Eau Claire area. In addition, the Department is affiliated with the Institute for Health Sciences at UW-Eau Claire, which supports the advancement and visibility of pre-professional and professional health science programs.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 10,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in facultyundergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Professor in Physical Education position (Job ID #19978) click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  •    Letter of application, curriculum vita, and unofficial graduate school transcript
  •    Statement of teaching philosophy
  •    Names and contact information for three references

Direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Jeff Janot, Department of Kinesiology;; 715-836-533

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 15, 2023.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).