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College of Education

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Education

The Department of Physical Education at the University of South Carolina seeks applications for a tenure track position in physical education pedagogy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor for a 9-month appointment, to begin Fall 2019.

There currently are three degree programs in the department, including a Bachelor’s of Science degree in physical education teaching (with an average enrollment of approximately 65 students), a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in physical education teaching (with an average enrollment of approximately 12 students), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in physical education with concentrations in pedagogy and motor behavior (with an average enrollment of approximately 14 students). In addition, a fully online Masters of Science degree in adapted physical education will begin Fall 2019.


Responsibilities Include

The successful candidate will be expected to 1) contribute to the growth of the Ph.D. program; 2) teach doctoral courses in pedagogy and/or motor behavior; 3) supervise doctoral research; 4) teach in the B.S. and M.A.T. programs as needed; 5) support instructional and supervision needs in the new M.S. program; 6) conduct a program of scholarly productivity, to include external funding; and 7) participate in relevant service activities.



Candidates must have an earned doctorate in physical education or a related field, evidence of previous physical education teaching experience, evidence of a continued record of strong scholarly productivity, and the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues.


Preferred Qualifications

Expertise/experience in one or more of the following areas: 1) K-12 physical education pedagogy and supervision, 2) graduate level teaching and supervision of doctoral students, 3) adapted physical education/activity, 4) comprehensive school-wide physical activity/physical literacy and/or 5) alternative course delivery (online/hybrid).



The College of Education application process is conducted through electronic communication. Application materials accepted online include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers, (4) a copy of unofficial academic transcript(s) (PLEASE NOTE-official copies will be required of finalists), and (5) a sample publication or piece of scholarly work.

PLEASE NOTE: The submission of three (3) letters of recommendation will be required for the selected candidate for this position.

Review of completed applications will begin October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be addressed to Ali Brian, Ph.D. Search Committee Chair,

The University of South Carolina has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career families.