Instructor of Kinesiology and Director of the lifetime Wellness Program
October 1, 2018
La Mirada, California
Full Time - Experienced
Faculty Careers - Agricultural Science, Faculty Careers - Health Professions, Faculty Careers - Other
Biola University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Kinesiology and Health Science at the Instructor rank.
Responsibilities. This position consists of a 12-unit academic load per semester teaching undergraduate courses in Lifetime Wellness (core curriculum courses) and coordinating the Lifetime Wellness core program. Lifetime Wellness is a new core course for undergraduate students, covering principles of exercise, nutrition, and psychological health, and requires independent physical activity as well. The exact balance of responsibilities is negotiable, with the flexibility to account for experience and interests of the applicant. This position will participate in departmental activities, but involvement with campus, university, and community service activities is also encouraged. Preferred candidates will possess certification by external agencies relevant to the discipline.
The School of Science, Technology and Health at Biola University. Biola University has made a visionary commitment to growth and development of the sciences through the organization of the new School of Science,Technology,and Health housed in the $63M, 91,000 sq. ft. Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science,Technology,and Health opened in Spring,2018. The School serves 1,100 students in 16 majors across six departments (Biological Sciences; Chemistry, Physics and Engineering; Math and Computer Science; Kinesiology and Health Science; Nursing; and Communication Sciences and Disorders). The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science provides strong pre-medical, pre-health, graduate school and post-graduate employment preparation. The Stewart Science Honors Program exists to provide financial and physical resources to support faculty research with students. See website for details (https://www .biola.edu/science/honors).
Biola University is an evangelical Christian university where faculty endorse a university statement of Christian faith and community values, and are committed to the integration of faith and learning. Biola is committed to diversity and seeks faculty who can contribute to multicultural understandings. Biola serves a student body of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is accredited by WASC. Biola University, located in dynamic Southern California, offers abundant opportunities for personal and professional growth. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package included. For more information on Biola, visit www.biola.edu.
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and Christian testimony through Biola's employment website.
(www.biola.edu/employment). Faculty applications will be sent to promising candidates.
Qualifications. M.S in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Health Science/Health Promotion or similar field required. The candidate must possess a commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment, with a dedication to outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. Pursuit of individual and collaborative research is highly encouraged. Excellent communication skill and enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is essential, along with a strong Christian commitment and interest in the integration of faith with learning.
Internal Number: 9-2018 3
About Biola University
Biola University's Doctrinal Statement remains the foundational document regarding the theological position of the University. Biola's position from its inception has been and remains Christian, Protestant and theologically conservative. Prospective and existing employees must affirm that their personal theological beliefs are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement. A prospective or an existing employee's church affiliation will be considered in determining his or her understanding of and compliance with Biola's theological position.
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