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Assistant Professor in Exercise Science – Physical Education

The Buena Vista University School of Education and Exercise Science invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position to begin August 2018. A terminal degree in exercise science, physical education, or supportive discipline is required (ABD considered), as well as experience teaching physical education in a K-12 setting. Applicants should excel in teaching at the undergraduate level and possess the ability to teach multiple courses within the Exercise Science and K-12 Programs Departments, including K-12 physical education methods courses. The positions require strong teaching and communication skills, advising and mentoring of undergraduate students, and service to the institution. Candidates for the positions must demonstrate strong disciplinary knowledge, excellence in teaching, a record of professional contribution and service, and a desire to work with diverse learners.  In addition, strong collaboration and communication skills are vital for working with students and colleagues.

Buena Vista University’s main 60-acre campus is situated on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in northwest Iowa.  Storm Lake is one of Iowa's richest, most diverse communities. It is one of Iowa's premier vacation spots, with an array of retail shopping, dining, and a vibrant arts and cultural environment. Storm Lake has an active and energetic business community. Businesses of various sizes ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations thrive in this northwest Iowa city. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. To learn more about Buena Vista University, please visit

Please submit letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies required for appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy statement, current vita, and three letters of recommendation to Melissa Butcher, Human Resources Director, or e-mail  Review of complete applications will begin November 27 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. This position will begin August 2018.

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa; and, all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. 

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.