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Position Description:

Fort Hays State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, in the Department of Health and Human Performance beginning fall 2020 semester. Rank and salary will be commensurate with educational level and experience.

Responsibilities Include:

Teaching 12 hours per semester (24 hours per year) with the possibility of intersession and summer teaching. Courses may include content in the areas of health science, public health, health promotion/wellness, research methods, or statistics. Academic advising, participation in scholarly activities, and service to the university, the profession, and the community are requirements of this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Earned doctorate degree in Health and Human Performance, Health Science, Public Health, or related discipline. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2021. If ABD, entry rank would be at the Instructor level with promotion expected with completion of degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Evidence of excellence in teaching on-campus and online classes at the university level
- Experience in academic advising
- Experience in supervising internships
- Engagement in scholarly activities in health science, public health, or related areas
- Engagement in service activities in health science, public health, or related areas
- Work experience in public/community health or health promotion

Appointment Date: Fall 2020

Priority Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please visit Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents:

- Current curriculum vita/resume
- Cover letter that includes a statement of relevant experience
- Teaching philosophy
- Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official copies required if hired)
- The names and contact information (email and telephone number) of three recent references who will speak to the teaching and professional qualifications of the applicant

Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name: Dr. Steve Sedbrook


Phone: 785-628-5843

About the Department:

The Department of Health and Human Performance is one of six academic departments in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and currently serves over 680 majors, including nearly 160 in the China partnership program. Undergraduate programs lead to the Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance with various program concentrations: Exercise Science; Sport and Exercise Therapy; Health Promotion/Fitness Programming; Recreation/Sport Management; P-12 Teaching/Coaching; and General HHP along with a Bachelor of Health Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (transitioning to a Master of Science in Athletic Training). The graduate program leads to the Master of Science degree in Health and Human Performance and the department also offers concentrations in the Master of Liberal Studies and Master of Professional Studies.

About the College:

The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is home to challenging and exciting degree programs in the fields of allied health, communication sciences and disorders, health and human performance, nursing, psychology and social work. With 80 full-time faculty serving nearly 2900 undergraduate and graduate students, the departments offer programs that prepare students for careers in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Outstanding facilities, comprehensive and demanding curricula, and a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching provide a framework for graduates to excel in their chosen field. In addition to discipline specific coursework, students have numerous opportunities to gain experience and knowledge through research projects, field trips, service-learning activities, teaching apprenticeships, internships, and student exchange. Students develop skills and competencies that prepare them to be practitioners, scientists, health care providers, educators, managers, and policy makers destined for key roles in the health and behavioral sciences.

About Fort Hays State University:

Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 7,000). Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:

- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
- College of Education
- College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
- Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
- Graduate School

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

About Hays, Kansas:

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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