Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: The Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences at the University of Pacific invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position for the 2021-2022 academic year (with potential for renewal).
Non-tenure-track faculty members collaborate in fulfilling the University's mission to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.
Appointments for full-time non-tenure-track faculty members may be issued as single-year or multi-year terms, and may be renewable.
Essential Functions: 1. Design and conduct educational programs and courses of instruction in accordance with the policies of the University.
2. Actively participate in the comprehensive planning or review of the development and quality improvement of the educational programs and courses of study, assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of such programs and courses, and to make recommendations to the Deans and Provost concerning the educational mission, programs, and policies of the University.
3. Recommend educational policies and degree requirements which effectively carry out the mission of the University.
4. Advise students on academic progress, and recommend student candidates for earned degrees.
5. Participate in the selection, evaluation, and advancement of faculty and academic administrators.
6. Contribute to the advancement of knowledge through open inquiry, creative activity and research as appropriate.
7. Participate in service as requested or required.
The faculty member may consider any matter in connection with the effectiveness and quality of the educational program or the professional welfare of the faculty, may make recommendations to the department chair, academic dean or provost concerning any policies, programs, or procedures which affect the educational program or faculty welfare.
Each school and college in the University may have a faculty of its own consisting of all members of the University faculty within the particular school or college and subject to the approval of the Provost, adopt by-laws and rules concerning its own organization, governance, and procedures.
Each faculty shall function under the Dean and Provost and be subjected to the policies of the University.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate is expected to teach seven courses, advise undergraduate students, and assist in program development. Main responsibilities: Teach seven courses; which could include offerings in our first-year seminar, as well as motor learning, biomechanics, and assessment & evaluation of human performance. Teaching experience and attainment of a terminal degree is desired.
Minimum Qualifications for Instructor: A masters degree or its equivalent in the field of specialization and promise of teaching success and of scholarly or artistic achievements; a candidate without a masters degree must have equivalent educational or professional experience in the appropriate area of instructional responsibility, and the recommendation for appointment must contain a statement of this equivalence. The rank of Instructor is not a tenure eligible appointment. No one may hold the rank of instructor on a full-time continuous appointment for more than three years or for more than two years with one or more years of prior full-time four year college or University teaching experience.
Minimum Qualifications for Lecturer: A masters degree or its equivalent in the field of specialization and promise of teaching success and of scholarly or artistic achievements; a candidate without a masters degree must have equivalent educational or professional experience in the appropriate area of instructional responsibility, and the recommendation for appointment must contain a statement of this equivalence. While holding an appointment as a Lecturer no person shall be eligible for tenure, nor shall service in this appointment be counted toward meeting minimum time requirements for promotion and/or the probationary period for tenure. Each appointment as a Lecturer in the University will be for a specific period of time. A review of each such appointment will be conducted consistent with the University guidelines for faculty evaluation before a renewed appointment is proffered. The rank of Lecturer is not a tenure eligible appointment.
Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching at a predominantly undergraduate institution. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in human performance, fitness and wellness. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. An earned doctorate or terminal degree in the field of specialization. Published research in field of specialization.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using a computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Special Instructions: Please upload the following with your application: CV to include educational background, teaching and professional experience and list of publications Cover Letter/Letter of Application Teaching Philosophy
Review of applications will begin April 15, 2021 and continue until position is filled. Starting date: August 2021. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial accepted; official transcripts will be required prior to employment), teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references:
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
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