Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest university in Texas and the world's largest Baptist University. Baylor's mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and strengthening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Pro Futuris.
We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following faculty positions in the School of Education - Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation.
TRACKING ID#: F008998
POSITION: Chair, with the rank of Associate or Full Professor - Department of the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, beginning August, 2013
QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in one of the academic areas of the department; record of continued scholarship through journal publications and grant funding in one or more of the academic areas of the department; prior successful administrative experience, preferably as a department chair; record of effective teaching experience in higher education; record of appropriate professional involvement, especially at the national level; knowledge of relevant national trends and issues; demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work, both within and across departments; a Christian philosophy and lifestyle that reflects the stated mission of the University (http://www.baylor.edu/about/).
It is preferred that the candidate has experience, or the ability, to:
support each discipline within the context of departmental programs;
as an administrator, exhibit strong organizational skills and commitment to participatory management and faculty governance;
exercise effective interpersonal communication, decision-making, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills;
foster collaboration in the department and with the School and external constituents;
develop and maintain strong academic programs;
mentor faculty in research and teaching efforts;
support both graduate and undergraduate education;
teach courses in one or more of the department's programs;
communicate with external accreditation and certification agencies;
execute effective budget planning and fiscal management;
facilitate sponsored research, grant acquisition, and fundraising;
utilize instructional and organizational technology;
collaborate with other School of Education leadership to positively further goals of all departments in the School;
synergize and strategize to position the department to address the issues in our profession and higher education.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities of the chair include: providing general administration of all HHPR academic programs; managing budgets and fiscal resources; commitment to faculty development including retention, promotion and tenure; securing the support and resources necessary to fulfill the teaching, research, and service endeavors of academic programs; providing curricular leadership and issues resolution; providing support and guidance for existing cooperative partnerships; contributing visionary leadership in developing new alliances; serving as an advocate for all programs and faculty within the Department, external stakeholders, professions, and alumni; promoting and modeling a climate that respects and values diversity in faculty/staff/student composition and maintains the integrity of academic freedom; guiding faculty in pursuing the requirements for tenure as stated in the Baylor Faculty Handbook; living a personal and professional life that furthers the stated mission of Baylor University.
RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2013 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by February 1, 2013.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a copy of terminal degree transcript, samples of research publications, three letters of recommendation, and contact information for five references. Electronic (PDF) copies of all materials are required. Please send to:
Mrs. Andrea Baker, Dean's Office, School of Education
TRACKING ID#: F008413
POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise Science, tenure track
QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in a science, medical, and/or health-related field with an emphasis in exercise science and the ability to teach exercise physiology, human anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and/or related courses to undergraduate and graduate students, along with a strong commitment to mentor and professionally develop undergraduate, masters level, and doctoral level students is required.
A strong record or potential for conducting research related to the role of exercise on health, disease, rehabilitation, and/or performance with evidence of an ability to function in our laboratory settings, write grants, and obtain external funding to support research efforts preferred. A record of active membership and involvement in professional organizations, along with appropriate professional certifications and/or credentials such as ACSM and NSCA are preferred.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, and kinesiology; mentor students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels; conduct original research and contribute to exercise and health related research within the department; seek and obtain extramural funding; conduct and publish research; engage in scholarly activities; establish collaborative partnerships within the department, university, medical community, and public/private sector.
RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate Commensurate with experience and qualifications. The anticipated date of appointment is August, 2013.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning November, 2012 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 16, 2012.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should send a formal letter of application addressing how they meet the qualifications and responsibilities described above; a curriculum vitae; the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references with three of those references submitting letters of references; transcripts; and, samples of research publications to:
Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair HHPR Department Baylor University One Bear Place # 97313 Waco, Texas 76798-7313 Phone: 254-710-3504; Fax: 254-710-3527
Materials may be submitted electronically to: Darryn_Willoughby@baylor.edu; Electronic (PDF) copies of all application materials are preferred.
Baylor University is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.