Assistant Professor in Health and Physical Education (Probationary, Tenure-Track)
St. Cloud, MN
Job posting number: #7073933
Posted: January 11, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosting Details
To learn more about the school and department :
School of Health and Human Services
Department of Kinesiology
Health and Physical Education
School of Education
The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become an outstanding teacher-scholar through the use of research-based, best-practices pedagogy. They are expected to teach using both in-person and alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth.
The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU’s It’s Time strategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found here.
In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignment effectively; 2) conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3) continue preparation and study in discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)
Salary Minimum Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Salary Maximum Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Salary Type Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan 209, IFO
St. Cloud State University is seeking applications for a probationary position in the School of Health and Human Services, Kinesiology Department. The Kinesiology Department offers degree programs to prepare Physical Education educators and a dual licensure option in Health Education and Physical Education. It is the only accredited program to offer a major that prepares students for dual teaching licensure in Minnesota. A successful applicant will work with individuals within the Kinesiology Department and collaborate with faculty and staff in the School of Education to develop the programs, maintain accreditation standards and align the programs with new standards required by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). This position will also assist in the development of an Adaptive Physical Education program to further meet the needs of our students and address the shortage of qualified individuals for these teaching positions. In addition, this position may instruct courses in the Community Health major.
Doctorate in Physical Education, Health Education, Adaptive Physical Education, or Education.
Depending on doctoral preparation must meet additional minimum qualifications of 18 credits of graduate-level work in Health as required by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)
Minimum of 3 years teaching experience as teacher of record, with at least one year as a health teacher in 5-12 Health Education.
Holds or has held a professional educator license in the appropriate field.
Must have completed a state-approved educator preparation program OR published peer-reviewed research in the content area of instruction.
Demonstrated experience with the use of technology in teaching, including online classes.
Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Master’s degree in Physical Education or Adaptive Physical Education or a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Physical Education.
Five or more years as teacher of record in 5-12 Health Education
Minimum of one year K-12 adaptive PE teaching experience at elementary, middle, or secondary school level.
Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum writing showing alignment amongst state standards, edTPA (or other teacher performance assessment) requirements, national accreditation standards, and teaching needs in PK-12.
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here.
Why Work For Us
Help students achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals