Assistant Professor - Physical Education Pedagogy

Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching



Assistant Professor – Physical Education Pedagogy

The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater invites applications for a nine (9) month full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Physical Education Pedagogy beginning August 21, 2013.

Primary teaching responsibilities involve classes in physical education pedagogy for physical education teacher education.  Classes may include Introduction to Physical Education, Theory of Team and Individual Activities, Techniques of Teaching Movement Activities in Elementary School, Teaching Physical Education in Secondary Schools, Methods of Teaching Physical Education, and/or Student Teaching Seminar.  The physical education teacher education program is currently being revised and there will be opportunities to contribute to this revision.  There will also be opportunities to develop and teach classes at the graduate level, and to participate in the graduate programs.

Additional responsibilities include supervising student teachers and other field experiences, advising undergraduate and graduate students, research and creative activities, and professional and public service and contributions to the university.  All faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater may be required to teach online and hybrid classes, evening and/or weekend classes, and provide service to the university and local community in a variety of modalities, including leading Learning Communities, mentoring students, and providing professional development opportunities for colleagues, schools and community groups.  Experience working with diverse populations and a commitment to work with non-traditional students are essential to this position.

Qualifications: An earned doctoral (ABD considered) in physical education pedagogy or a related field.  Applicants who are ABD will be considered with the expectation that the doctorate will be completed within the first year of employment.  Public school teaching experience in physical education is required and university teaching experience in physical education pedagogy is preferred.  A criminal background check is required for employment.

Department: The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare teachers and coaches in Health, Physical Education and Coaching; and undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare professionals in Health, Human Performance and Recreation.  The Department enrolls more than 480 undergraduate majors in two programs, more than 360 undergraduate minors in three programs, and approximately 30 graduate students in two programs.  The faculty and academic staff in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching are dedicated to providing high quality education for students committed to professional careers in health promotion, health education, exercise science, physical education, recreation, leisure studies, coaching education and sport.  The Department is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

College: The College of Education and Professional Studies has over 100 faculty members, 2,200 undergraduate students and 450 graduate students in eight departments, and is one of four colleges at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.  The College is committed to the development of professionals who are lifelong learners, creators of knowledge, and leaders of character and integrity.  Responding to evolving technologies and the changing needs of a global society, programs in the College prepare professionals to actively engage in an open democratic society inclusive of diverse populations and to be leaders dedicated to change in their communities.  The teacher preparation programs in the College are among a small number of programs in the state of Wisconsin which have received accreditation from The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

University and Community: Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater is a premier public regional comprehensive university serving more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degree programs.  The University is one of 26 campuses in the University of Wisconsin System.  The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in southeastern Wisconsin.  Whitewater is a city of over 14,000 people near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Madison.  The immediate area offers a wide variety of recreation and leisure activities throughout the year.  The campus and community are within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.

Application: A completed application includes a letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position, curriculum vita, copies of academic transcripts for all degrees (may be unofficial), and names and full contact information (including e-mail) for five professional references.  Please send all materials electronically to COEPS@uww.edu.  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise.  Names of finalists will be disclosed.  Official transcripts for all degrees and a criminal background check will be required for employment. 

Questions concerning this position may be addressed to Steven J. Albrechtsen, Ph.D.; Professor and Chair; Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching; University of Wisconsin; Whitewater, WI 53190; (262) 472-1140; albrechs@uww.edu.

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and activity seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.