University of Northwestern—St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks an experienced, enthusiastic individual to coordinate, teach in, and provide leadership in its physical education & health education programs, which are jointly administered by the School of Education and the Department of Health and Physical Education, Health, and Kinesiology.
In this position the faculty member will be responsible to provide excellence in teaching through the fulfillment of the mission and strategic goals of the School of Education and the Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology. This person will also be responsible to provide leadership in the physical education & health education programs.
Depending on qualifications and interests, the successful candidate also may be considered to serve as the Chair of the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Kinesiology.
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Coordinate and provide leadership for the University’s physical education teacher licensure program in K—12 and health education licensure program 5 – 12.
Oversee related curriculum, program development and assessment, student advising and retention, physical education/health education area budgeting, and adjunct faculty recruitment and retention.
Assist the Director of Field Experience in placement of students in cooperating schools and fostering strong relationships with these schools; supervise student teachers within public and private schools.
Teach undergraduate courses in physical education/health education.
Teach other courses within the department commensurate with its needs.
Attend meetings of the School of Education & Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology.
Depending on qualifications and interests, the successful candidate also may be considered to serve as the Chair of the Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology.
Abide by all University policies.
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with the University to disciple students in growing intellectually and spiritually, and with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.
Secondary job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Advise students as assigned.
Assist with the ongoing evaluation and development of the teacher licensure programs.
Perform department duties as needed.
Attend School of Education and Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology events as requested by the Assistant Dean of the School of Education, the Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in physical education/health education required; Ph.D. or Ed.D. in related field preferred
Minimum of three years successful physical education/health education teaching and/or supervision experience at the P—12 level. Current K-12 teaching license preferred
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement, and Declaration of Christian Community.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
Ability to integrate Christian worldview into classroom instruction
Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge and understanding of basic computer skills
Ability to type 30 wpm and to efficiently and accurately use the computer to carry out job responsibilities
Understanding of and agreement with Northwestern’s Declaration of Christian Community and Doctrinal Statement is essential
Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment
Work Environment: The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian university, working alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission and values of the University and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
In addition to being part of a compelling, meaningful mission, we have benefits we believe set us apart from other employers.
For example we have:
Generous health, dental and other insurance benefits
Company retirement contributions that exceed levels of many for-profit organizations
Tuition benefits for employees and their families
Complimentary access to athletic, music, and theatre events
Northwestern was one of 100 Minnesota organizations named to the Star Tribune Top Workplaces list in 2010, 2012 and 2014!
About University of Northwestern St Paul
University of Northwestern - St. Paul is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian institution offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Northwestern is an intentional community of faith, living, and learning located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1902, Northwestern has been committed to providing Christ-centered, academically excellent education for men and women from around the world. Northwestern’s 100-acre campus is nestled along the shores of Lake Johanna. The downtown areas of both Saint Paul and Minneapolis can be reached within 15 minutes, providing easy access to hundreds of cultural and recreational activities in the Twin Cities.
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