PURPOSE: Responsible to provide excellence in teaching through the fulfillment of the mission and strategic goals of the Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology. Responsible to provide leadership for the department as the Department Chair and to collaborate as needed with the Coordinator of the physical education & health education programs in the School of Education.
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Teach undergraduate courses in kinesiology, physical education/health education, and/or related areas of the instructor’s expertise.
Provide academic advising for students in the Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology
As the Department Chair, provide leadership for the department by overseeing curriculum, program development and assessment, student advising and retention, the department budget, and class scheduling.
Abide by all University policies.
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with the University to disciple students in growing intellectually and spiritually, and with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in kinesiology, physical education/health education, or related field required; Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred
College/university teaching experience preferred
Demonstrated administrative skills preferred
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement, and Declaration of Christian Community.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
Ability to integrate Christian worldview into classroom instruction
Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and problem solving skills
Knowledge and understanding of basic computer skills
Ability to type 30 wpm and to efficiently and accurately use the computer to carry out job responsibilities
Understanding of and agreement with Northwestern’s Declaration of Christian Community and Doctrinal Statement is essential
Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment
Work Environment: The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian university, working alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission and values of the University and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
In addition to being part of a compelling, meaningful mission, we have benefits we believe set us apart from other employers.
For example we have:
Generous health, dental and other insurance benefits
Company retirement contributions that exceed levels of many for-profit organizations
Tuition benefits for employees and their families
Complimentary access to athletic, music, and theatre events
Northwestern was one of 100 Minnesota organizations named to the Star Tribune Top Workplaces list in 2010, 2012 and 2014!
About University of Northwestern St Paul
University of Northwestern - St. Paul is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian institution offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Northwestern is an intentional community of faith, living, and learning located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1902, Northwestern has been committed to providing Christ-centered, academically excellent education for men and women from around the world. Northwestern’s 100-acre campus is nestled along the shores of Lake Johanna. The downtown areas of both Saint Paul and Minneapolis can be reached within 15 minutes, providing easy access to hundreds of cultural and recreational activities in the Twin Cities.