The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion within the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for clinical assistant professor position in Health Education, effective August 16, 2022. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is a nine-month appointment.
Application reviews will begin December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Responsibilities: Pursue excellence in teaching and service. Successful candidates will be expected to teach a four-three course load consisting of primarily undergraduate courses serving most of our health education/health promotion majors and minors; assist with accreditation activities and processes; provide support and advise students across departmental undergraduate programs; provide service to the department, College, and University of Kentucky; and support school and community partnerships. Courses taught may include Planning and Implementing School Health Programs, Health Education in the Elementary School, Methods in Health Education, Applied Health Education Practice, Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion, or other courses as assigned.
Faculty members within KHP are highly valued, significantly contribute to teaching and service within the program, and serve in important leadership and supportive roles within the department. Opportunities for promotion without tenure are available for full-time clinical faculty members. Additional responsibilities may include participating in curriculum assessment and development, contributing to program administration, and providing service to community and professional organizations.
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in health education, health promotion, or appropriate specialization. Preference will be given to those with previous experience in college teaching, student teaching supervision, K-12 teaching or school partnerships, professional service, and experience with diverse populations. Research on health in the K-12 setting is desired. The University of Kentucky offers several entities on campus to facilitate teaching, research, and service to support equity across the Commonwealth and beyond (e.g., Civil Rights Institute, MLK Center). The clinical assistant professor will also contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion in Kinesiology and Health Promotion through their instruction and scholarship. Instruction in KHP should be reflective of diversity, equity, & inclusion ideals and demonstrative of effective instructional practices.
Applications: Application materials should be submitted via the UK Jobs website. The application should consist of: a cover letter specifying qualifications, a curriculum vita with full contact information for professional references, three letters of professional reference, and copies of student evaluations of the candidate’s teaching if available (Specific Request 1). Questions regarding the search can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of Search Committee, phone (859) 257-5687.
Please note, the University of Kentucky has implemented a new COVID -19 vaccination pre-employment requirement. Communication of this new requirement will be key to ensure all applicants are aware of the expanded pre-employment screening requirements. Therefore, all offers will need to be contingent on successfully completing all pre-employment screening requirements, including adhering to the new COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
For relevant information about the KHP Department, visit the following websites: University of Kentucky ( http://www.uky.edu/http://www.uky.edu/); College of Education ( http://education.uky.edu/http://education.uky.edu/); Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion ( http://education.uky.edu/KHP/http://education.uky.edu/KHP/).
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is committed to diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and human dignity, and a sense of community. We strongly encourage submission of applications for this Kinesiology and Health Promotion position from members of historically excluded groups, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expressions, ideas and perspectives, religious and cultural beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability, and socioeconomic status.