Assistant Professor, Human Performance and Health Promotion

POSITION #: 462

DEPARTMENT:  This tenure-track position is associated with the Human Performance and Health Promotion program, housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to a re-instated, expanding undergraduate program at an urban institution. The multicultural community of New Orleans presents a variety of opportunities and challenges for human performance and health promotion research and intervention.This tenure-track position is associated with the B.S. in human performance and health promotion program.  Faculty members are expected to be active scholars in the study of exercise physiology and/or health education.  Must possess an
academic background and capability for high performance as a teacher and committed to teaching excellence in exercise physiology and/or health education. Required to participate in department/college activities.

Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research agenda, teaching and advising students, including dissertation committee work; other scholarship in the form of service to the educational community, and curriculum development.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The position responsibilities include teaching content and/or method courses for the Human Performance and Health Promotion curriculum, advising and directing students, conducting scholarly research, and providing service to the program, the university and the community.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in human performance and health promotion is required. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates who have the CHES credential *(or eligibility to take the CHES exam) and the ability to teach research courses are preferred. Additional desired qualifications include experience in grant-writing, distance learning technologies, and those with dissertation advising experience.We seek candidates who can demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and who have experience preferably in an urban setting, with economically, socially, and ethnically diverse communities. 

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a nine-month contract with a competitive entry-level salary and opportunities for summer teaching.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit a letter of interest that includes a description of research interests,       curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Ann O'Hanlon, PhD, Chair, Human Performance and Health Promotion Search Committee, Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations, College of Education (348-O), University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 or at aohanlon@uno.edu.

DATE POSTED: October 10, 2013

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

*For clarification of CHES eligibility, please review the website of the National Commission of Health Educational Credentials, Inc. at www.nchec.org.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.