The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in Physical Education Teacher Education with an emphasis in pedagogy and adapted physical education/activity. Our College serves approximately 1100 students across 13 degree programs at the bachelor's, masters, and doctoral levels. Our mission focuses on conducting and disseminating high quality research, preparing students to be leaders and innovators in their fields, and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of our state through outreach efforts. We are looking for a highly qualified individual who can contribute to this mission by working with other faculty, learners, and community partners in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teaching adapted PE/APA and motor development or motor learning courses to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in physical education and kinesiology (licensure and non-licensure) and sport coaching.
Coordinate and provide educational supervision of APA practicum/experiences including PK-12 settings or PA programs in Morgantown area.
Engaging in a consistent and focused line of research funded by receiving external grants/contracts.
Mentoring graduate student research through chairing doctoral committees and committee membership.
Providing service to the department, college, and profession.
This 9-month faculty position with a variable start date. The candidate can begin either January 2, 2019 or August 10, 2019 but doctoral degree must be conferred by August 10, 2019. Summer teaching opportunities are available.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.