Assistant Professor - Sport Administration or Sport and Exercise Psychology

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0466-10
Position Title Assistant Professor - Sport Administration or Sport and Exercise Psychology
Department Sport Studies
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date May 25, 2018
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Sport Studies Department of Lock Haven University ( invites applications for a full-time temporary position to begin August 19, 2017 and end May 25, 2018.

We invite individuals with expertise in Sport Administration or Sport and Exercise Psychology to apply.

The Sport Studies Department is part of the Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services.

We offer an undergraduate major in Sport Administration, undergraduate minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Master of Science in Sport Science with tracks in Sport Administration and Sport and Exercise Psychology.

The Sport Studies Department serves approximately 260 undergraduate and 75 graduate students.

Essential Duties

The successful candidate will assume teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

A willingness to work with masters students will be viewed favorably and experience with educational and professional technologies would be an asset.

This position may require development and teaching of online/distance education courses.

Specific Duties

Responsibilities may also include supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate field experiences, supervision of graduate capstone projects, and the development and delivery of online courses.

Minimum Qualifications<br><br><em>(Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)</em>

Doctorate in Sport Administration or Sport and Exercise Psychology or closely related field. ABD’s nearing completion of dissertation may be considered but terminal degree must have been conferred prior to start date.

The department values high quality teaching and candidates should provide evidence of innovative teaching at the college level.

The successful candidate must possess strong communication skills as demonstrated through an interview and effective teaching demonstration.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research interests advance the mission of our department and complement current faculty interests.

Demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Demonstrated online teaching experience.

Evidence of potential for scholarly productivity.

Sport industry work experience.

Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 01/05/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by February 5, 2017 will receive full consideration.

In addition to the required documents including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts, applicants must provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at

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You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained? (DEFINED)
    • High School Degree/GED
    • Associates degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD
    • D. Ed.
    • Ph. D
  2. * Do you have any teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have any work experience in the sport industry?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you have taught online courses?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have any experience in supervising field experiences?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Academic Transcripts
Optional Documents