The Pennsylvania State University, the Altoona College invites applications for a Tenure-track Appointment/Program Coordinator of Kinesiology. The position requires an earned Ph.D. in Kinesiology beginning Fall 2014. Specialization is open, although preference will be given to applicants with training in the sport humanities and having demonstrated strong administrative and leadership qualities necessary for directing a Kinesiology program. Candidates should be able to teach undergraduate courses in their area of specialization as well as introductory program core courses. The position requirements include teaching three courses per semester, conducting research, and providing related service.
Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona is a largely residential campus of 4000 students offering twenty baccalaureate degree programs and the first two years of 180 Penn State baccalaureate degrees. Only 40 miles from the University Park campus, Penn State Altoona offers the advantages of small college teaching with the readily available resources of a major research university. Penn State Altoona offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.
Applicants should send a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement of research interests; transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview); and names and contact information of three references. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and accompanying materials electronically to AA-EDHDSS@LISTS.PSU.EDU in Word or PDF formats. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Non-electronic materials should be sent to:
Dr. Peter M. Hopsicker, Chair
Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760
For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
Peter M. Hopsicker, Ph.D.
Interim Head, Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Kinesiology