Wednesday, October 03, 2012

JOB: Physical Education Teacher Education - University of the Pacific

Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences (Physical Education Teacher Education)
The Department of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences at the University of the Pacific invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) for fall 2013.

Position Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be the primary instructor in the physical education teacher education program and may also teach a section of Pacific Seminar in the University's general education program. Standard teaching loads consist of five courses per year. The position will include supervision of student teaching and leadership of Tiger P.R.I.D.E., an after-school physical activity program for high-need youth in local elementary schools. The position requires advising, University service, departmental representation and the maintenance of a research agenda in the field.

A doctorate in physical education, exercise science, kinesiology, or related field is required at the time of appointment (ABD considered with defense date prior to August 2013). Also essential is the ability to teach undergraduate courses in Team & Individual Sports, Non-traditional & Alternative Sports, Instructional Strategies of Teaching/Coaching, and Secondary Physical Education and possibly Elementary Physical Education. Strong preference will be given to candidates with evidence of successful K-12 teaching and knowledge of California credentialing standards. Experience working with diverse student populations, a record of scholarly publications, and participation in professional organizations are also desired. We are particularly interested in candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Departmental Description
The Department of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences has 10 faculty members serving approximately 275 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. The program features undergraduate degrees in Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences and Athletic Training and a Master of Arts in Health,
Exercise, & Sport Sciences. The department operates Tiger P.R.I.D.E., an after-school physical activity program for high-need youth and the Pacific Fatigue Laboratory, a leading center for research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME).

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable), and contact information (phone and email) for at least three references to Pete Schroeder, Chair, Department of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211. Electronic submissions are welcome (email to Review of complete applications will begin October 19, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

About Pacific:
University of the Pacific is a private comprehensive institution of 6,300 students, approximately 550 faculty and more than 1150 staff. It is located on three campuses in Northern California—Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco. The University offers a competitive compensation package including tuition remission. Pacific is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to broadening the diversity of its workforce and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Please see for more information.

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