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    Western Washington University
    Asst Professor in Physical Education
    (Motor Development &/or Exercise Science Emphasis)
    Dept. of Physical Education, Health and Recreation

    Assistant Professor in Physical Education (motor development &/or exercise science emphasis). Full-time tenure-track, beginning September 2008. Competitive salary.

    § Doctorate in Motor Development or Exercise Science related field (Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Human Performance etc.) by August 2008. ABD will be considered if degree is to be completed by December 31, 2008.
    § Capacity to teach a range of courses in the Exercise and Sport Science program and core classes in the Physical Education program.
    § Evidence of successful teaching at the university level, or demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the university level.
    § Evidence of scholarly contribution to the field, or demonstrated potential for scholarly contribution.
    § Evidence of professional involvement/service, or demonstrated potential for professional involvement/service.

    § Experience with student involvement (e.g., advising, student-faculty research, mentoring).
    § Ability and/or experience working with a diverse student body and staff.
    § Capacity to seek internal and external research and/or service funding.
    § Certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    The teaching role involves undergraduate instruction in human growth and motor development, principles of conditioning and strength training, prevention and care of athletic injuries, statistics in exercise and sport sciences, and a survey of physical education and health course. In addition, teaching of a graduate course in the applicant's area of expertise will be required. The applicant will also be expected to: conduct research in exercise and sport science and disseminate findings through professional channels; seek internal and external funding; provide professional service for the department, university, community, and profession; advise Exercise and Sport Science majors; and contribute to the leadership and design of the Exercise and Sport Science program.

    The PEHR Department, located within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has a full-time faculty of 14, and offers five degree programs including a B.A. in Education in Physical Education and Health, B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, B.S. in Community Health, B.A. in Recreation, and M.S. degree in Human Movement and Performance. The department is one of the oldest and largest programs at Western Washington University.

    Western Washington University is a public four-year institution that is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students, and faculty. Enrollment is approximately 13,000 students. The University has a strong tradition of faculty involvement in governance and in participation in professional and community organizations.

    The University is located in Bellingham, a city of approximately 72,000, situated in a scenic area between Puget Sound and nearby mountains. The location offers easy access to major research libraries and a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities, including greater Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.

    Complete application materials will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2008. The position will remain open until filled.

    Interested candidates must submit a letter of application establishing their qualifications; curriculum vita; official graduate school transcripts; and three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate's qualifications in teaching and scholarly endeavors. Candidates are encouraged to address each required and preferred qualification listed in the job description.

    Address inquiries and send materials to:
    Gordon Chalmers, Ph.D., Physical Education Search Chair (#07737)
    PEHR Department
    Western Washington University
    516 High Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225-9067

    Tel: (360) 650-3113
    Fax: (360) 650 -7447

    For additional information about Western Washington University, visit

    WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. For disability accommodation, call the Employee Relations-Disability Specialist/ADA Coordinator at (360) 650-7410 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY). All employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before beginning work at WWU.

    WWU is committed to fostering a safe learning and working environment. Our Annual Campus Security Report can be viewed at and includes information on campus crime and WWU safety policies and procedures. For a paper copy, call Human Resources at (360) 650-3774, TTY (360) 650-7696.

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    Gordon Chalmers, Ph.D.
    Professor, Physical Education Program Coordinator
    Dept. of Physical Education, Health and Recreation
    Western Washington University
    516 High St.
    Bellingham, WA, U.S.A.
    Phone: 360-650-3113
    Email: Gordon-dot-Chalmers-at-wwu-dot-edu
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