Briar Cliff University of Iowa, an institution committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective, invites applications for a 9-month, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Kinesiology to start in the Fall of 2021 with the possibility pending performance of applying to a tenure-track position after the first year. The duties include a 24-hour teaching load in addition to advising of major students. Teaching assignments will vary and may include both General Education courses as well as major specific courses. Successful candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to high-quality education in a Catholic and Franciscan University and agree to contribute to the mission and vision of the Kinesiology Department.
Perched on a scenic hilltop in Sioux City, Iowa, Briar Cliff University is a liberal arts institution offering baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs and is home to more than 1100 students. Since 1930, the University has educated students in the Franciscan tradition of service, caring, and openness to all. Grounded in faith and pursuit of higher learning, the liberal arts education from Briar Cliff shapes more than just students’ résumés – it shapes their character.
We invite applications for this position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, graduate transcripts, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information for three references who will not be contacted without consent. These materials should be sent electronically to the Human Resources Generalists, Tonia Abell at email@example.com. Further information about these positions may be found at www.briarcliff.edu/employment. EOE/AA
Candidates will have earned a master’s degree, preferably a Ph.D., in Exercise Sciences, Kinesiology or related field of study.
Preference will be given to candidates with a background in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, motor control or motor development.
Experience with teaching undergraduate exercise science/kinesiology courses
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrates ability to work as a team member, complete assigned tasks, meet deadlines, and contribute to the mission and vision of the Kinesiology Department and Briar Cliff University
About Briar Cliff University
Briar Cliff University is a community committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective. In the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all, Briar Cliff emphasizes quality education for its students, combining a broad intellectual background with career development. The University challenges its members to grow in self-awareness and in their relationships to others and to God.