Assistant Professor Position at Georgia State University (USA)

Assistant Professor of Physical Education Teacher Education (Log #20-006)
The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time, ten-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) starting August 2019.

Position Summary: Applicants will teach courses in the physical education teacher education (PETE) program (undergraduate, masters and doctoral), in the area of teaching methods, models-based instruction, assessment, curriculum, and research on teaching. Additional background in the area of Comprehensive School Physical Activity preferred. This faculty member will: (1) establish and maintain an independent line of research in their area of specialization leading to scholarly publications in refereed journals, presentations at national or international conferences, external grant funding, (2) mentor graduate student research, (3) assist with curriculum development and alignment with state and national standards, accrediting procedures and EdTPA, and (4) supervise student teachers. Service engagement at the department, college, university, community and professional levels is expected.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate by the time of appointment in the area of Physical Education Teacher Education, or related field from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in P-12 settings. Additionally, candidates must have a commitment to working successfully with diverse student populations.

Application Process: Qualified candidates should send email with a single PDF file with the following documents to with “PETE Position Application” in the subject line.

A complete application packet should include:
• Letter of application addressing the specified qualifications.
• Curriculum Vita
• Three (3) current letters of recommendations (the letters should be sent directly to the search committee)
• Copy of transcripts of last degree
• Statement of research interests and goals
• Statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Rachel Gurvitch, Chair of the search committee, at or (404) 413-8374. More information about the Department of Kinesiology & Health can be found on the Department website (

Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by November 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Expected start date is August 2019.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for the position; the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate again applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.