Olivet College — Assistant Professor of Health & Human Performance

Olivet College, a liberal arts college in southern mid-Michigan, seeks an Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance to teach and mentor students in this disciplinary area.

College Overview

Olivet College was founded in 1844 on the principle that the future of humanity rests in the hands, hearts, and minds of those who will take responsibility for themselves and others in an increasingly diverse society. Open since its founding to all regardless of race, gender, or ability to pay, Olivet College is one of the most diverse private liberal arts institutions in the state with 26 percent under-represented minority students and actively seeks diversity in its students and employees. The student body is composed of a strong mixture of students from all socioeconomic backgrounds, including first-generation students from both urban and rural backgrounds, with 50 percent qualifying annually for Federal Pell Grants. As part of the academic vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility, faculty, staff, and students commit themselves to the Olivet College Compact, a series of statements that define the tenets of what it means to live and learn as a responsible member of the Olivet College community and the larger world. Olivet College faculty and staff are committed to providing personalized, individualized attention for students who seek academic and personal success.

Departmental Overview

The departmental mission, driven by the Olivet Plan, Olivet College Compact, and College Vision Statement, is to educate the whole of the individual—mind, body, and spirit. Majors and minors prepare students for a wide variety of professional careers and include internships or field experiences as an integral part of the learning experience. The department serves one of the largest and most diverse student populations at the college, many of whom are also student-athletes.

Position Responsibilities

The Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance will contribute to the success of Olivet College and its students by effectively teaching a variety of courses in Sports and Recreation Management, as well as participating in the Liberal Arts Core of the Olivet Plan, the educational program of the college.

This position is a full-time tenure track faculty position that requires teaching 24 credit hours over two semesters. Faculty responsibilities include student advising and mentoring, departmental and college committee participation, program and curriculum development, and other services in support of the college and its mission. Candidates who are passionate about teaching, facilitating and assessing student learning, and mentoring undergraduates in a collaborative environment are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements

Earned doctorate in Sports Management and Recreation is required; ABD will be considered. The candidate is required to have demonstrated successful teaching at the undergraduate level and have relevant field experience. A history of collaborative work with other faculty members and experience navigating and obtaining external accreditations is preferred.

Starting Date: August 2020

Application Process

Review of applications will begin in early December and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials through the online Career Center:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae with contact information for three references
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and approach to the assessment of student learning
  4. Transcript from the highest degree-granting institution demonstrating graduate coursework in this area (unofficial transcripts accepted; official transcripts required if selected to continue as a candidate in the hiring process)
  5. Three letters of recommendation will be requested of applicants who continue as candidates after the first phase of the review process; these letters may be sent with the initial application, if desired.

Online Applications:
Go to www.olivetcollege.edu/employment and select this title in the Faculy section.

At the career center, select this position title again and follow the instructions to complete the online application process and upload the requested documents.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Nick Juday, Chair of the Health and Human Performance Department at njuday@olivetcollege.edu.

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Founded in 1844, Olivet College was the first college by charter in Michigan to admit women and people of color. As part of its commitment to a values-based mission of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility, the College actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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