Faculty Openings at MU


Position: Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Sport Management)

Position Summary: The Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences at Manchester University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in sport management at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2015. This is a new position in response to the continued growth of the sport management program.

The teaching responsibilities associated with this position will include upper and lower level undergraduate courses such as Facility Management, Sport Leadership and Governance, Sport Finance, Administration, Professional Topics in Sport Management, and courses related to the candidate’s areas of expertise. Candidates will be expected to work closely with students and regional sports organizations in supervising and developing experiential education opportunities.

Candidates are expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring student experiential education and research, scholarly activity, and service within the environment of an undergraduate liberal arts institution. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Teaching, generally twenty-four semester hours per academic year
  • Engaging in scholarly work to ensure the incumbent remains current in the field
  • Engaging in academic advising with students and supporting students’ personal and professional development
  • Directing and attending non-class activities, as necessary
  • Developing course syllabi and teaching plans
  • Designing new courses, as necessary
  • Assessing student learning
  • Assisting with student recruitment
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending meetings—full faculty, division, department, and committee—and fulfilling attendant responsibilities
  • Maintaining office hours and working one-on-one and in small groups with students, as it is appropriate
  • Meeting assigned classes regularly, beginning and ending class sessions as scheduled
  • Working in a professional and team-oriented manner with faculty, staff, and administrators

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience sufficient to enable the candidate to teach undergraduate sport management courses
  • Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content
  • Ability to evaluate student writing and to provide effective feedback
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods
  • Ability to work cooperatively with faculty colleagues, in the best interests of the students
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students’ legitimate needs in a timely manner
  • Ability and willingness to work with students of all skill levels and academic backgrounds

Qualifications

  • PhD in Sport Management or related field (ABD considered with clear timeline for completion)
  • Preferential consideration may be given to candidates with sport industry work experience
  • Preferential consideration may be given to candidates with prior college teaching experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate, residential, liberal arts education

Work Schedule:  Most classes, meetings, and office hours are scheduled during the typical work day; however, there are some evening and weekend responsibilities.  All classes are taught on site.

Physical Demands: Candidates must possess the physical, mental, and emotional strength and endurance required to balance a heavy teaching and committee load, along with meeting the legitimate needs of students outside class.

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Submit cover letter and CV, 3-5 professional references, teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, and transcripts to:

 

Preferred Method of Application:http://www.manchester.edu/ohr/apply/faculty/

Please direct any questions about the position to Dr. Ryan Hedstrom, Search Committee Chair (rahedstrom@manchester.edu) and any questions regarding application materials/search details to hr@manchester.edu.

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 


 

Position: Assistant Professor of Education

Job Responsibilities and Duties: The Assistant Professor of Education is engaged in the development and teaching of undergraduate education courses, particularly those focused on special education and high ability.  As a full-time, tenure track teaching position in a forward thinking Teacher Education program, responsibilities include curriculum development of special education courses and other education courses aligned with the Indiana teaching standards.  Additionally, the Assistant Professor of Education will interact daily with undergraduate students as the department continues its tradition of graduating well-prepared people for the breadth of the field of education; teach special education, high ability, and general education courses in the accredited undergraduate teacher preparation program; and realign the special education courses with the teaching standards required for accreditation.  Holds the responsibility of advising, collaborating on department projects such as workshops, researching with undergraduate students, and participating in grants.

Essential Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

•   Teach twenty-four semester hours per academic year (may include other functions in addition to teaching, such as administrative responsibilities or clinical assignments), including the development of course syllabi, assessing student learning and maintaining the university’s course management system

•   Collaborate with department and campus-wide colleagues on interdisciplinary projects

•   Redesign and implement Manchester University Department of Education courses in mild intervention, specifically courses in the foundation of exceptional learners, the identification of students with exceptionalities including high ability, and the instruction of students with exceptionalities including high ability.

•   Participate in recruitment efforts including meeting with prospective students and their families and participating in all recruiting events

•   Engage in grant work or research with undergraduate students

•   Participate in co-curricular activities and organizations, as appropriate

•   Maintain professional effectiveness which includes, but is not limited to, the following dispositions:  intellectual integrity; professionalism; active interest in scholarship; cooperation in all phases of the academic program; incorporation of current best practices in teaching including the integration of technology; and above all, a vital interest in student learning

•   Work in a professional, collegial and team-oriented manner with the University community

•   Comply with Manchester University policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Manual

•   Attend department or campus evening or weekend events such as guest speakers or workshop opportunities for students

•   Actively recruit prospective students

•   Provide academic advising to undergraduate students

•   Maintain office hours, as appropriate

•   Be willing to supervise student teachers in the field or work with interns, if appropriate

Qualifications

•   Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education with special education focus preferred.  Advanced ABDs will be considered.  

•   Teaching experience sufficient to enable the candidate to redesign and teach courses leading to Indiana teacher licensure in special education

•   Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate, residential, liberal arts education

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 AM and 5 PM.  Some classes, seminars, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on the weekend. Because of its close interaction and availability to students, the Education Department expects a full-time presence on campus of all of its faculty and staff members.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: We desire a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Submit transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a CV, teaching philosophy, and evidence of effective teaching to:

Preferred method of application:

http://www.manchester.edu/ohr/apply/faculty

Please direct letters of recommendation to:

hr@manchester.edu

or

Human Resources

Manchester University

604 E. College Avenue

North Manchester, IN 46962

Please direct any questions about the position to Prof. Heather Schilling, Department Chair and Director of Teacher Education (haschilling@manchester.edu) and any questions regarding application materials/search details to hr@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 

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