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Position Vacancy: Teaching Assistant Professor – Athletic Coaching Education With emphasis in Sport Pedagogy

Announcement of Position Vacancy: Teaching Assistant Professor – Athletic Coaching Education With emphasis in Sport Pedagogy

College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6116

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The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) is seeking applicants for a Teaching Assistant Professor in Athletic Coaching Education with an emphasis in Sport Pedagogy. CPASS is interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, service, and application of research to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Appointment: August 16, 2014 – Nine-month appointment. Summer teaching opportunities available.

Responsibilities: Provide academic and professional leadership in the area of sport pedagogy for the Athletic Coaching Education program. The ideal candidate will have college teaching experience or coaching experience. It is expected that the candidate will have strong supervision skills and coaching education experience.

The specific responsibilities for the position include:

  1. Teaching classes in the athletic coaching education program. A minimum teaching load of 12

    credits each semester is required. Classes include Principles and Problems of Coaching, Introduction to Athletic Coaching, Techniques of Coaching for specific sports, and supervision of students completing coaching internships and/or field practicums.

  2. Advising/mentoring undergraduate students.

  3. Providing service to the profession and serving on appropriate University and College-wide


Professional Qualifications: An earned doctorate with a specialization in sport pedagogy or a closely related area. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience teaching in areas related to sport pedagogy and coaching education and/or coaching experience, the ability to advise students and coordinate/supervise student internships. Excellent written and oral communication skills and supervision skills are required.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Review of Applications: Begins March 3, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials: Send application with supporting credentials (letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of four professional references) to the address below. Letter of application should address: (1) ability to effectively teach Principles and Problems of Athletic Coaching, Techniques of Coaching for specific sports, and Introduction to Athletic Coaching, (2) supervise coaching practica and internships, and (3) ability to advise students.

Search Committee Chair
c/o Jennifer Goodwin
WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences PO BOX 6116
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6116

Faxed or electronic applications are acceptable: Fax: 304-293-4641. E-mail for application materials:

Direct questions specific to the search and screen process to: Kristen Dieffenbach, Athletic Coaching Education Associate Professor, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO BOX 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506- 6116,

Direct specific application questions to: Valerie Wayda, Department Chair, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO BOX 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116,

Location: West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant university with approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students. The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents with affordable housing, excellent schools, family orientated community, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities. Morgantown has been ranked as the #1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3rd Best Small Town” in the nation. This area has a strong economy and an unemployment rate well below the national average. West Virginia University has created a dual career program to help faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university (

West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. This announcement is available in alternative format (e.g., large print, audio tape, disk) by contacting, Jennifer Goodwin at 304-293-0832 or WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO Box 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116.