Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Job Details
Main Campus - Austin, TX
Full Time
Graduate Degree


Huston-Tillotson University and the Department of Kinesiology invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a nine month, full-time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor level in Kinesiology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that support the kinesiology curriculum, working effectively with the kinesiology faculty and staff, and other pertinent responsibilities. Teaching assignments may include the following content areas: physiology of exercise, biomechanics, test and measurement, exercise testing and prescription, and motor learning. A background in strength and conditioning, fitness and group instruction and athletic performance is preferred. Previous academic experience with diverse populations is highly desirable.

At Huston-Tillotson University, teaching is the central criterion for faculty evaluation. The typical teaching load is 4 courses per semester. The prospective candidate is also expected to engage in research and scholarship; as well as demonstrate evidence of potential to obtain external funding for research and/or professional development. Other responsibilities include academic advising, student recruitment and retention, assistance with curriculum development and alignment with accreditation standards, university and community service. Specific teaching responsibilities include to prepare for teaching assignments and present class material which is current, challenging and thought provoking; possess both a theoretical and practical knowledge of current trends and issues in the field/profession; prepare comprehensive syllabi and outlines for each course taught; maintain at least 10 office hours each week; advise and mentor kinesiology students; attend regularly scheduled and special faculty meetings; serve on standing committees and perform related duties as requested by the Kinesiology Chair, Dean of the academic unit, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the President.


We seek candidates with an earned doctorate (i.e., Ph.D., Ed.D., DSc.) in kinesiology or related field prior to appointment date. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate teaching excellence in undergraduate classes; experience using a variety of instructional strategies, such as face-to-face delivery, online, hybrid, experiential learning, or field-based experiences to engage students with diverse needs and experiences; with teaching certification and/or licensures in physical education, exercise, fitness or sports; effective communication and interpersonal skills; sensitivity to academic and cultural diversity; demonstrated record of leadership for curriculum development; a record of research and/or grant acquisition; and a commitment to the mission and vision of the University.


Salary: Competitive salary range and comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Setting: Founded in 1875, Huston-Tillotson University is Austin's first institution of higher education. The University is an independent, liberal arts, church-related, historically black institution located on a 23-acre tree-lined campus near downtown Austin, Texas. The University is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro University Fund (The University Fund). Undergraduate, four-year degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences are awarded. Huston-Tillotson University is multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-faith, and welcomes students of all ages, races, and religions. While faculty are engaged in a range of activities, their primary focus is teaching. The average student-teacher ratio is 15 to 1, which allows an environment of personalized attention to students

Application Procedure: Candidates should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, a current resume, statement of teaching philosophy, official transcripts, an HTU application, and three letters of recommendation. HTU applications can be found at This position is opened until filled with start date in Fall 2020. Forward application packets to: Director of Human Resources, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78702-2795.

Huston-Tillotson University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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