Southwestern University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Instruction in Kinesiology to begin in August 2020.  This is a nine-month, non-tenure-track staff position with faculty rank with a specialization in Health and Wellness.  The University seeks to extend its tradition of excellence by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college.  The faculty member will be expected to contribute to existing course offerings such as Health & Fitness Concepts, Exercise Prescription, Stress Management and Health Promotion and Programming as well provide support for courses in areas such as anatomy and physiology.  The position also includes expectations of committee service and advising.

A Ph.D. in Kinesiology, exercise science or related area is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with an established record of undergraduate teaching. 

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.  In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our website at

For full consideration, send a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests with evidence of teaching effectiveness, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts should be submitted by February 10 to  Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be requested and submitted online.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F