Open Rank Professor and Program Director, Sport and Fitness Leadership

The School of Arts & Sciences at Johnson University invites applications for a full-time Sport & Fitness Leadership Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Program Director on the Johnson University Florida (Kissimmee, Florida) campus beginning Fall 2020. The ideal candidate must possess a graduate degree in a Kinesiology-related field, including Exercise Science, Sport Psychology, Sport Management, or a closely related field (terminal degree preferred), evidence of teaching excellence, and a wholehearted embrace of the University’s mission, values, and statement of faith.

Location: Kissimmee, Florida
Compensation:  Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience; competitive benefits package including employer health insurance assistance and retirement contributions.
Appointment: Beginning Fall 2020 Semester

Job Summary

The Sport & Fitness Leadership major includes concentrations in Fitness Science, Sport Administration, Sport Ministry, Sport Outreach, and Physical Education K-12. Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Visionary and administrative leadership of this growing program
  • Teaching approximately 15 credit hours per year, primarily in candidate’s area of expertise (e.g., exercise science, sport management, coaching education, sports ministry, etc.). Examples of specific courses include kinesiology, strength training and conditioning, motor learning, sport and exercise psychology, organization and administration of athletic programs, legal and ethical issues in sport, principles of sport marketing, introduction to coaching, and sports ministry models.
  • Advising and mentoring undergraduate students pursuing a vocation in Sport & Fitness Leadership
  • Engaging in scholarship and contemporary issues in sport and fitness
  • Contributing to departmental, university, community, and professional service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Commitment to faith integration in one’s teaching, advising, scholarship, and service
  • Graduate degree in a Kinesiology-related field, including Exercise Science, Sport Psychology, Sport Management, or a closely related field (terminal degree preferred)
  • College-level teaching experience; demonstrated record of teaching excellence
  • Advising and mentoring college-aged adults
  • Evidence of strong professional practice in the sport and fitness industry
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills as well as a collaborative approach to working with students, colleagues, and community partners.
  • All teaching faculty are required to affirm the institution’s statement of faith, mission statement, and community covenant
  • Priority will be given to candidates with bilingual (Spanish-English) language skills, as well as demonstrated experience with faith-sport integration

Application Process

The following materials should be emailed to Dr. Landon Huffman, Associate Professor of Sport & Fitness Leadership and search committee chair, at [email protected]:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References (optional)

* Select candidates will be asked to respond to essay prompts regarding their individual Christian faith journey, philosophy regarding faith integration in Christian higher education, and vision for administrative leadership.

Questions? Feel free to contact either Dr. Landon Huffman (Search Chair) and/or Dr. Trevor Egli (Professor and Program Director, Sport & Fitness Leadership) with inquiries regarding the search, faculty position, University, and/or expectations.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is “to educate students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs, and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions on the basis of religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.