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Ouachita Baptist University and the Michael D. Huckabee School of Education announce an opening in the Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies. This full-time, tenure track position will begin August 1, 2021 and will involve teaching a wide range of courses leading to a BA degree in Kinesiology and Leisure Studies.
Candidates should be able to teach biomechanics, exercise for special populations, physiology of exercise, exercise assessment and prescription, kinesiology pedagogy, as well as health-related courses in the general education curriculum and a shared responsibility for the introductory course for majors. Candidates will also be expected to assist in the strategic development of graduate courses and programs as the department seeks to expand its range of offerings for non-traditional students.
Candidates must embrace the mission of Ouachita Baptist University and demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to excellence in teaching through the integration of Christian faith and learning. Excellence in teaching, advising, and university/community service is expected. Scholarly activity is highly encouraged. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, student engagement, and scholarship. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the department, school, and university is essential.
A terminal degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Human Performance, or Physical Education is preferred and will be required for tenure. ABD candidates will be considered. Professional certification (NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or ACSM Exercise Physiologist [EP-C] or ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist) is preferred. Experience with online teaching and instructional technology is highly desirable. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
For priority consideration, please send applications to the address below by March 1st, 2021. Electronic applications preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates from under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. Ouachita Baptist University embraces Equal Opportunity and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community. To apply, send a letter of application, current vita, and contact information for three professional references to:
Ouachita Baptist University is a Christ-centered, liberal arts institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, one hour south of Little Rock and four hours northeast of Dallas-Fort Worth on Interstate 30. Enrolling approximately 1,500 students from 26 states and 23 nations, Ouachita offers a strong residential community where 95% of students live in university housing. The university’s low student-faculty ratio, close-knit campus, and commitment to undergraduate research opportunities offer an enriched environment for learning and growth. Reflecting strong institutional momentum, the university has recently recorded its highest enrollment and graduation rates, experienced record philanthropic support, and added graduate programs to expand its reach beyond its traditional, residential undergraduate students. Faculty members support the University’s Christian mission and share the institution’s commitment to both academic and Christian excellence. Ouachita supports the principle of academic freedom in the context of the university mission, promotes equal opportunity, and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community.