Assistant Professor/Associate Professor – School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology

Institution: Texas Woman’s University
Location: Denton, TX
Category: Faculty – Kinesiology – Adapted Physical Activity
Posted: 10/10/2019
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-Time Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) Position – Denton
Founded in 1901, Texas Woman’s University (TWU) is a publicly funded co-educational institution that is designated as a Doctoral/research-intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. The main TWU campus is in Denton, with health science campuses in Houston and Dallas. Housed within the TWU College of Health Sciences, The School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology (SHPK) offers BS, MS, MPH, and PhD degrees.


This position is a tenure-track, nine-month academic year position with the possibility of summer teaching. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to adapted physical activity, adapted physical education, physical education pedagogy, disability sport and/or motor development; mentor and advise graduate students; direct master theses and doctoral dissertations; maintain a focused line of research in population(s) with disabilities, including publishing in peer-reviewed journals and applying for external research funding; engage in multidisciplinary collaborations; and participate in service activities within the department, college, university, and profession. The appointment date is September 1, 2020.


Applicants should have (a) an earned research doctorate in kinesiology with an emphasis in adapted physical activity, physical education pedagogy, motor development, or a related area before the employment start date; (b) a strong potential for or record of academic scholarship as demonstrated by research publications and ability to secure extramural research funding; (c) a commitment to, potential for, or record of successful college or university teaching excellence in adapted physical activity, physical education pedagogy, and/or related disciplines; and (e) potential for or history of active service participation and/or leadership roles in campus, community, and professional organizations. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates who are nationally certified through the APENS process (i.e. CAPE); have experience with teacher certification;
have internship and/or student teaching supervision experience; a strong interdisciplinary and collaborative research record, and experience working in a multicultural setting.

Setting: TWU Denton campus, located just north of the DFW Metroplex, is a vibrant part of a progressive community with a diverse culture and exceptional venues for music and the arts. The campus culture supports research and scholarship collaboration, excellence in clinical practice, and exciting teaching opportunities.


Please submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact numbers of three references via email to Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.