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Company: Kansas State University
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:


Department: 3670055060 Kinesiology

Job no: 514166

Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Worksite: On-site requirement

Categories: Education / Instructional, Kinesiology / Physical Education

Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Kinesiology, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking a 9-month Instructor to join their team. This position will be responsible for teaching a variety of undergraduate courses in the department, which offers undergraduate degrees in Kinesiology, Integrative Physiology, and Public Health, and has teaching needs in each area. This position will teach courses in one or more of these areas, helping students prepare for careers or additional education in various health- and physical activity-related settings. This non-tenure track position will report directly to the Department Head.

This 9-month position at the rank of instructor has a preferred starting date of August 2023, with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Kinesiology includes core faculty in two focused research disciplines: exercise behavioral science and exercise physiology. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and participates in the interdisciplinary MPH program. There are more than 550 undergraduate majors and 50 masters and doctoral students in the department. The Department provides a collegial and supportive environment that fosters high-quality research and highly-ranked graduate programs. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration with other Kinesiology faculty members, faculty in the College of Health and Human Sciences, and other departments and programs across campus.

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, Physician Assistant program, and a Nursing partnership with Wichita State University. The College enrolls more than 2,300 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays). To see what benefits are available, please visit

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment locations.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned master's degree in kinesiology, integrative physiology, public health, or a related field

  • At least two years of teaching experience (laboratory and/or lecture courses)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Earned doctoral degree in kinesiology, public health, or a related field

    • Experience in online and in-person teaching, particularly in one or more of the following areas:

      • Exercise behavioral science, physiology of exercise course/lab, cardiorespiratory physiology, cardiovascular physiology, muscle physiology, autonomic neurophysiology, social determinants and diversity in public health, health policy and administration, and/or rural and community health

      • Demonstrated excellence in teaching

        Other Requirements:

        • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

          How to Apply:

          Please submit the following documents:

        • Cover letter stating teaching philosophy and goals

        • Curriculum vitae (CV)

        • Contact information for three professional references (references will only be contacted after advancement in candidacy and after the candidate has granted permission)

          Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee co-chair, Dr. Jennifer Miller, at with the subject line: KINES Faculty Search.

          Screening of Applications Begins:

          Initial review of applications will begin December 12, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

          Equal Employment Opportunity:

          Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

          Background Screening Statement:

          In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

          Advertised: Nov 08, 2022 Central Standard Time

          Applications close: Open until filled

Keywords: Kansas State University, Manhattan , Instructor, Education / Teaching , Manhattan, Kansas

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