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Laramie, WY 82071
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Academic Professional Assistant Lecturer Position Announcement
Extended-term academic professional assistant lecturer, Division of Kinesiology and Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Wyoming, beginning August 2014
Applicants must have at minimum a master’s degree in kinesiology, exercise and sport science, physical education, or related field of study with an emphasis in the area of exercise physiology; expertise in other areas of human performance.
Applicants who are interested in joining a faculty committed to preparing students for the 21st century professions in kinesiology and health are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have: (1) teaching experience in exercise physiology, (2) expertise or experience teaching in one or more related areas (e.g., training and conditioning, physical activity and health, anatomy, human aging, human performance, other), (3) professional certifications in human performance, clinical exercise physiology, health, other (e.g., NSCA, ACSM), and (4) capacity to enhance students’ ability to become self-directed learners, critical thinkers and problem solvers, effective communicators (oral, written, digital), and responsible, productive professionals. Preference may also be given to applicants with doctoral training/degree in kinesiology, exercise and sport science, physical education, or related field of study.
Teaching: Teach three courses per semester (fall and spring) that may include exercise physiology, introduction to kinesiology and health, and a third undergraduate course from the current curriculum (e.g., training and conditioning, human aging, ergogenic aids) or the introduction of a new course offering that compliments the current curriculum.
Academic Advising: Advise undergraduate majors in the Kinesiology and Health Promotion program.
Service: Represent the Division, College, and University on committees; aligned with the University’s land-grant mission, provide service to the community and state.
Professional Development: Participate in community, state, regional, and/or national meetings/activities for purposes of improving instructional practices.
Commensurate with qualifications. Based on performance, Academic Professional Lecturers at the University of Wyoming may earn extended-term contracts of 6-years and promotions to associate and senior lecturer.
For full consideration complete applications should be received by December 15, 2013; review of applications will be ongoing and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy including effective teaching practices (one page maximum), graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and contact information for three additional references (name, address, e-mail address, telephone number) to: Alison Shaver, Senior Office Associate and Search Coordinator, University of Wyoming, Division of Kinesiology and Health, Dept. 3196, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071-3196. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred (email@example.com). For more information, contact Mark Byra, search committee chair (307-766-5227; firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.uwyo.edu/kandh/
Division of Kinesiology and Health
Administratively housed in the College of Health Sciences, the Division of Kinesiology and Health has 12 full-time tenure-track faculty members and two extended-term academic professionals. Our faculty have consistently received research grant and contract support from diverse extramural agencies including the NIH, U.S. Departments of Education and Agriculture, Wyoming Departments of Education and Health, and the American Heart Association. Two undergraduate majors are offered leading to the B.S. degree, one in Kinesiology and Health Promotion, and one in Physical Education Teaching. Graduate students may pursue a M.S. (thesis or non-thesis) in Kinesiology and Health, or a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. Currently, there are over 450 undergraduates and 40 graduates majoring in the programs offered.
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research, and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountains, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing. The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).
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