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Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness

The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University is seeking a full-time lecturer for the 2016-2017 academic year. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be teaching Personal Responsibility & Wellness I (PRW-I), an information-oriented course which focuses on a multi-dimensional model of wellness and success in college and later in life. PRW-I classes feature a series of lectures, discussions, personal assessments, and other action-oriented activities designed to increase awareness of the effects of our personal choices. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to teach Personal Responsibility and Wellness II (PRW-II) health-related fitness classes. The more physically oriented PRW-II courses include conducting pre- and post-course health related fitness assessments with students; guiding and monitoring students through the development of a personal fitness plan; and being available for health/fitness counseling. The position requires teaching six 1-hour courses per semester in a combination of the PRW-I and PRW-II models with emphasis on PRW-I, maintaining high levels of instructional quality, assessing and reporting student learning outcomes, and generally working closely with the Chairperson, Director, and other faculty colleagues in the ongoing design and implementation of the Personal Responsibility and Wellness courses which are a graduation requirement for all students entering SMU. The position requires successful classroom teaching experience in the field of wellness, health education, exercise science or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level. Minimal qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion, Wellness, Kinesiology, Exercise Science or closely allied field of study. Doctoral degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have broad experiences in teaching Wellness, as well as certifications and teaching experience in physical activity/fitness courses.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a non-tenured, 1 year renewable lecturer position in the Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position, a current vita, examples of syllabi, and contact information for three references to Dr. Donna Gober, Director of Wellness Programs, Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Southern Methodist University, wellness@smu.edu, or mail to P.O. Box 750353, Dallas, TX  75275.  All digital material/files/media must be fully functioning on both PC and Mac platforms.

To ensure full consideration for the position, applicants should submit their applications by January 20, 2016 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify the applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. Please refer to Position No. 00052775 on all application materials.

SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore SMU at http://www.smu.edu. Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations, and Fortune 500 and over 100 corporations. Visit http://www.dallaschamber.org.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.             

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About Southern Methodist University

SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore SMU at http://www.smu.edu. Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 companies and over 100 corporations. Visit http://www.dallaschamber.org.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.