Associate Professor of Kinesiology/Department Chair


Position Title

Associate Professor of Kinesiology/Department Chair




Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Department Chair in Kinesiology in the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Health Sciences invites applicants to apply for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-accruing position for an Associate Professor or Full Professor Department Chair position in Kinesiology. The Department Chair will work collaboratively and communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students to ensure college and student success. The Chair serves as a mentor to faculty and as a collaborator with other college administrative officers, interprets college/university policy, advocates for the department from a perspective of the best overall interests of the college, leads faculty in important processes that shape the curriculum, instructs KIN courses, has an impact on the learning of students, and effectively articulates department, college, and university missions to internal and external constituencies. 

Essential Job Duties

The department chair has several main functions as follows:

  • Promoting the academic quality of the department
  • Academic classroom instruction
  • Facilitating searches for faculty positions (full-time, adjunct and affiliate)
  • Evaluating faculty
  • Mentoring all department faculty
  • Developing and monitoring the departmental budget request
  • Examining the departmental offerings and curriculum
  • Submitting course schedules for various terms
  • Managing faculty leaves
  • Managing special programs and development projects
  • Managing the departmental assessment process (e.g., TracDat) and conducting periodic departmental reviews
  • Managing specialized facilities (e.g., labs, technical equipment, instruments)
  • Organizing and presiding at department meetings
  • Encouraging faculty professional development
  • Providing liaison, information and evaluations to administrative offices, faculty committees, ad hoccommittees, accrediting organizations and other groups
  • Representing the department at university/college meetings and functions
  • Responding to student petitions, degree applications, complaints, requests, etc.
  • Supervising new student recruitment and retention of majors
  • Balancing advising assignments for faculty

Work Conditions

  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion
  • Some evening and weekend work/travel is required

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and scientific equipment
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in Kinesiology or a related field is required
  • Associate level or higher

Minimum Work Experience

  • Knowledge and ability of student development practices
  • Successful supervisory and management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written form
  • Teaching experience in a college setting
  • Computer literate
  • Experience in a university environment
  • Ability to effectively relate to students of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Demonstrate knowledge and good judgement in matters of college policy and procedures
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of collaboration, team participation, creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning and decision-making processes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Administrative experience in higher education
  • Knowledge of Kinesiology curriculum and accreditation

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest emphasizing experience and potential, CV, JU Employment application, background check authorization and three letters of reference.

Shannon Gornoski