Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director of Sport and Fitness Leadership
The School of Arts & Sciences at Johnson University invites applications for a full-time Sport and Fitness Leadership Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director on the Johnson University-Florida (Kissimmee, Florida) campus beginning Fall 2018. Successful candidates must possess a graduate degree (terminal degree preferred, but not required) in Kinesiology, or a closely related field, evidence of teaching excellence, and a wholehearted embrace of the University’s mission, values and statement of faith.
Responsibilities include leadership of this new and growing program as well as teaching approximately eighteen hours per year, including a variety of kinesiology related courses, related to exercise science, sport management, physical education and sports ministry. Examples include kinesiology, strength training and conditioning, motor learning, anatomy and physiology, sport and exercise psychology, organization and administration of athletic programs, principles of sport marketing, physical education methods, introduction to coaching, and sports ministry models. Priority given to candidates with bilingual (Spanish-English) language skills, as well as proven experience in faith-sport integration and sport leadership/administrative.
Johnson University’s vision to bring glory to God and hope to the world by preparing promising students for excellence in Christian ministry and other strategic vocations is rooted in our deep historic commitment to Christian community. Johnson University is associated with churches identifying with the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, including the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Churches of Christ (a cappella), and the independent Christian Churches. The Stone-Campbell Movement’s ideal, always imperfectly realized, is to pursue Christian unity under biblical authority that transcends and obviates denominational division. While successful candidates for faculty positions need not attend Stone-Campbell Movement churches, they should be able to articulate how their personal and professional journey demonstrates a commitment to biblical authority and Christian unity in their teaching, service, and scholarship.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Except as provided below, qualified applicants are considered for all positions, and employees are treated without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship. The University, under various sections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (as amended), reserves the right to discriminate on the basis of religion, marital status or gender (with regard to certain positions) where approved job description for a position indicates that the determination relates to a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular position, or where the job description can demonstrate that the University is unable to reasonably accommodate an employee's religious observance or practice without undue hardship in the conduct of that position's responsibilities and activities.
Successful candidates must possess a graduate degree (terminal degree preferred, but not required) in Kinesiology, or a closely related field, evidence of teaching excellence, and a wholehearted embrace of the University’s mission, values and statement of faith.
Application Process: The School of Arts and Sciences
Initial Application: The following materials should be emailed to Gary David Stratton, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, at SAS@johnsonu.edu.
Responses to the School of Arts and Sciences essay prompts (below). Each essay should be approximately 250-500 words.
Describe your personal faith and Christian experience, including what you consider to be the most significant implications of yoru faith commitments in your personal and professional journey.
Provide a statement of your philosophy of teaching, and how it relates to instruction in the undergraduate liberal arts core of a Christ-centered university.
Describe your vision for building a Sport and Fitness Leadership program on the Kissimmee campus capable of graduating students distinguished by both Christian character and professional excellence.
Documents Required for Candidates Chosen as Finalists:
Official Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Transcripts.
3 Professional References, including complete contact information and statement of relationship to candidate.
Evidence of experience and excellence in teaching. (Student evaluations, letter of recommendation, etc.)
Questions: Contact Dr. Trevor Egli (Search Chair), Associate Professor, Director of Sport and Fitness Leadership (JUTN campus), TEgli@JohnsonU.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary dependent upon experience and final funding.
About Johnson University Florida
Since 1893, Johnson University has been a leader among historic faith-based colleges and contemporary fiscally responsible universities. Johnson is listed on Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Financially Fit Colleges” (2nd among CCCU member and affiliate institutions), USA Today’s “Least Expensive Colleges to Get Your Degree,” (1st among SACSCOC accredited schools), and Niche’s “Top Christian Colleges,” (15th among CCCU institutions.) The university offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and associate’s programs across three campuses – in Knoxville, Florida, and online. Johnson faculty strive to prepare promising students for excellence in Christian ministry and other strategic vocations through an affordable, community-oriented, Christ-centered education.