Friends University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Health and Physical Education, to begin in August 2018. This position is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment and reports to the Chair of the Division of Education. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to coordinate and manage an innovative program in physical education and health, and hold a valid PK-12 teaching license in physical education. A minimum of 3 years of successful PK-12 teaching experience in an accredited school and experience in supervision of field experiences/internships are required, as is evidence of instructional excellence and scholarly activity. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses in physical education, elementary/secondary education methods courses, and health. Review of applicants begins December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY & THE COMMUNITY
Friends University offers a complement of traditional undergraduate majors, non-traditional adult degree-completion programs, and professional graduate programs. Founded in 1898, the University is situated on a beautiful park-like campus in the heart of Wichita, Kansas. Wichita is a vibrant urban city with all the charms of a small town. Our great community offers something for everyone and is rich in arts, education, leisure, and commercial resources.
Friends University seeks to hire faculty who will embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives by adhering to the University’s RISE Core Values (Respect, Inclusion, Service and Excellence). The mission of the University is:
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.
EXPECTATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with other instructors to ensure the academic needs of the division are met.
Participation in appointed committee assignments, student academic advising, and recruitment activities within the division.
Advise students in the Health and Physical Education major
Demonstrate both a passion for, and effectiveness in, teaching, with a strong commitment to student interaction.
Teach a regular load of classes each semester, per the faculty handbook.
Advise candidates in the physical education licensure and non-licensure degree programs
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Physical Education
Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.
Positive consideration will be given to evidence of research, the demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships, practical experience in the field, and experience in multicultural settings.
Applications should include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Please visit our employment site at www.friends.edu/employment to apply. Only applications submitted through this Friends University website application process will be accepted.