Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Job Description:  Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Health and Physical Education.  The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in physical education and health and human performance, including such courses as Measurement and Evaluation, Health & Fitness of Young Children, Methods of Rhythmic Games, Playground, Coaching Individual and Team Sport, and Adapted Physical Education.  The successful candidate is expected to have experience teaching in hybrid and online courses.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising majors, supervision field/practicum experiences, serving on university committees, performing community service, and conducting research. 

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess an earned doctorate (ABD considered with firm completion date) from a regionally accredited university in physical education, health sciences, or a related field.  Experience in college teaching, advising, and use of instructional technology and innovative teaching strategies is expected.  The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrate a history of professionalism and collaboration.

Salary:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit, or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Department: The  HPER department offers the following undergraduate degrees: B.S.E. in Health & Physical Education; B.S. in Recreation, B.S. in Sport Management and a B.S. in Health & Human Performance. Graduate degrees include a M.S.E. in Advanced Instructional Studies with a concentration in Physical Education and M.S in Sport Administration.

Application: Interested candidates should send letter of application, unofficial transcripts, and current curriculum vita including scholarship activities, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references via email in PDF format.

Dr. John Thomasson, Search Committee Chair
Review of applications will begin May 29, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.