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Assistant Professor
Student Services in Intercollegiate Athletics

Nine-month, tenure-track faculty position housed within the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs

Beginning date for employment: August 2014

The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs in the College of Education at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor – student services in intercollegiate athletics position.

Kansas State University is a distinguished public, land-grant university renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. It is a three-campus system with the main campus located in Manhattan and the other campuses in Olathe and Salina. The university has an enrollment of more than 24,000 students. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve. Manhattan is a community that provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. Surrounded by the beautiful Flint Hills and future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), Manhattan is located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City.


This position involves teaching graduate courses that focus upon the needs and experiences of college student athletes, teaching research courses as needed, advising and mentoring graduate students, conducting scholarly research, seeking external funding, and participating in departmental, college, and university service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (by August 2014) in Sport Psychology, Sport Management, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling, or a related field with an emphasis on college student athletes;
  • Strong potential for excellence in college or university teaching;
  • Strong potential for excellence in research and external funding;
  • Experience working with diverse populations;
  • Coursework or training related to college student athletes; and
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Established record in college or university teaching;
  • Established record in research and external funding;
  • Knowledge of theories of college student development;
  • Knowledge of NCAA regulations;
  • Involvement in professional associations; and
  • Experience integrating technology into the classroom and/or participating in online courses.


Qualified candidates should submit the following documents: A cover letter describing how their educational background and professional experience meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position; a curriculum vita; university transcripts showing highest degree earned (unofficial transcripts may be submitted; official transcripts will be required prior to an offer); and three letters of reference from professional supervisors or professors. Screening of applications begins on November 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

All application documents should be sent either in electronic form to Cassandra Llewelyn at or hard copies mailed to the address below.

Cassandra Llewelyn
Administrative Assistant
Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs
369 Bluemont Hall, 1100 Mid-Campus Drive
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

The College of Education is dedicated to “Preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers in a diverse and changing world.” Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.

For more information about the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs, see our website at