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Instructor or Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Teacher Education (10000910)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees


Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Position Description


The Department of Teacher Education at the University of Mississippi seeks a full-time Instructor or Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education, beginning August 2023. The primary responsibilities of the position are to teach undergraduate and/or graduate education courses in health and physical education and teacher education, supervise teacher education candidates, participate in grant writing, participate in curriculum revision/development, integrate technology meaningfully in teaching and learning, and demonstrate proficiency with standards-based health and physical education curriculum and performance-based teacher education assessments.

This position is a nine-month, non-tenure track position involving teaching, service, and community engagement. 

Minimum Qualifications


Applicants must have earned a Master’s degree or higher in Health and Physical Education or a closely related field. Applicants must also have a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated effective teaching in K-12 health and/or physical education with the potential to teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses and supervise pre-service candidates. Applicants must be familiar with standards-based health and physical education curriculum and performance-based teacher education assessments.


Application Procedures


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please combine all requested materials into one document before attaching:
•    A cover letter that specifically addresses your qualifications;
•    A curriculum vitae that includes all degrees and certifications, all professional experiences, and a list of courses taught, research and scholarship, and grants received;
•    Any additional information that highlights your experience as a K-12 teacher, college instructor, or graduate student. 
Any questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Laura Prior, via email 


Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi