Louisiana Tech University Logo

Louisiana Tech University

Division of
Finance

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Louisiana Tech University adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

The Title IX Coordinator is Carrie Flournoy, President's Office, Wyly Tower 1620; phone: (318) 257-3785; e-mail flournoy@latech.edu.

The 504 Coordinator is Annie Jantz, Coordinator of Special Programs and Assistant to the VP of Student Advancement, Keeny Hall 305; phone: (318) 257-2445; e-mail ajantz@latech.edu.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Individuals with disabilities needing special accommodations concerning accessibility or application materials/procedures should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance. Telephone (318) 257-2235.

Louisiana Tech University
Kinesiology Instructor and Director of Human Performance Laboratories

The Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University is seeking an Instructor of Kinesiology and Director of Human Performance Laboratories to begin September 1, 2018. The Director of the Human Performance Laboratories will teach classes within the Department and be responsible for the overall operation and function of the four laboratories in Memorial Gym.

Position:  Non-tenure track Kinesiology Instructor and Director of Human Performance Laboratories, reporting to the Department Chair. Nine-month appointment (Teaching 50% and other areas 50%), with possibilities for teaching summer classes.

Primary Responsibilities:  Teach undergraduate courses in personal and community health, preventative health and wellness, functional anatomy, adult fitness, first aid, and potentially other classes related to expertise. Perform direct supervision of operations and ensure function of equipment within the Human Performance Laboratories. Mentor graduate and undergraduate students in proper use of laboratory equipment. Develop and maintain the www.latechsportscience.org webpage. 

Secondary Responsibilities:  Engage in collaborative scholarly and/or service activities, most commonly involving human performance testing with youth, senior adult, and athletic populations. Advise undergraduate students. Serve as a secondary mentor for select graduate students during directed research projects. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees. Other duties assigned by the Department Chair. 

Qualifications:    Candidate must have a master's degree or higher in Kinesiology or a closely related field; CPR & First Aid certification or equivalent; record of successful teaching in kinesiology and higher education; evidence of adequate experience with relevant laboratory instruments and human performance testing; evidence of scholarly achievement and service; experience in working with students and colleagues from multi-cultural backgrounds; evidence of ability to help graduate students develop a directed research project or thesis.

Department Information:  The Department of Kinesiology (http://education.latech.edu/departments/kinesiology/) at Louisiana Tech University is one of the fastest growing departments on campus and is known for its quality of graduates at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Health & Physical Education (K-12 CAPE accredited teaching licensure program), Exercise & Health Promotion, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and the Master of Science degree with concentrations in Administration of Sport and Physical Activity and Sports Performance. This position presents a great opportunity for a qualified, committed, and enthusiastic professional who wants to be part of a highly successful and collegial team with departmental goals of continued growth and enhanced visibility.

 University Information:  Louisiana Tech University is a selective-admissions, comprehensive public university that maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. The university provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success. Louisiana Tech's pedestrian- friendly campus centers around the Quad with its shady trees and the Lady of the Mist fountain. The physical plant has grown to more than 130 buildings with a main campus of approximately 260 acres with additional farm, forest, pasture, and research land totaling over 1100 acres.

Application Process:  Review of applications will begin June 20, 2018 and continue until position is filled. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of three references. Official transcripts will be required from the successful candidate. Please mail or email submitted materials to:

Dr. Ben Gleason, Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3176 Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-5461
Fax: 318-257-4950
Email: gleasonb@latech.edu

Louisiana Tech University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. As a Louisiana public university, Louisiana Tech University makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

   

UL SYSTEM POLICIES REGARDING THE PROHIBITION OF HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION AGAINST INDIVIDUALS BASED UPON ANY PROTECTED STATUS, INCLUDING THEIR RETIREMENT STATUS OR AGE. POLICIES REGARDING RETALIATION HAVE UNDERGONE MANY REVISIONS. ALL EFFORTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO REMOVE ALL DOCUMENTS FROM THE LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY WEBSITE THAT CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS MISLEADING OR IN CONFLICT WITH ITS POLICIES REGARDING HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, AND RETALIATION. THIS INCLUDES A REMOVAL OF ALL REFERENCES TO SUBJECTING INDIVIDUALS TO ADVERSE ACTIONS FOR FALSE COMPLAINTS OF HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, OR RETALIATION WHICH MAY HAVE AN UNDULY CHILLING EFFECT ON AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO SUCH ACTION.  Click here if you believe that you have identified information on the Louisiana Tech University website that is out of compliance with UL SYSTEM policies.

 


OmniUpdate