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Faculty Positions



Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Exercise Science
Department: Department of Health and Kinesiology

Status: Active

The Department of Health & Kinesiology at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the area of exercise science. This is a 9-month appointment with the possibility of additional summer teaching.  Review of applications will begin February 2, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities/Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the exercise sciences and related topics; establish/maintain a successful research program leading to publications in respected refereed journals, presentations at national and international conferences, and extramural funding; advise undergraduate and graduate students; serve the University, profession and community; and be a collegial member of the Department.

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in exercise science or closely related discipline, with teaching experience and research expertise in the area of exercise physiology, motor learning and control, and/or nutrition.  The ideal candidate will have a clearly defined line of research with a publication history and potential to attract extramural funding; experience with and skills in grant writing; experience with college-level teaching (i.e., face-to-face and distance education format (e.g., hybrid and/or online)) and scholarly writing; excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills; willingness and ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with departmental colleagues and with faculty and other professionals in other disciplines within and outside UT Tyler.  An active, funded research program is required for appointment as associate professor.

General Information: The Department of Health and Kinesiology, within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, offers three undergraduate and three master’s degrees: B.S.-Health Studies, B.S.-Kinesiology (which includes options of athletic training and physical education teacher certification), B.A.-Health and Kinesiology, M.S.-Health Sciences, M.S.-Kinesiology (with online option), and M.Ed.-Health and Kinesiology. The Department will have 15 full-time faculty members after filling this position. Enrollment in Department courses has increased dramatically over the past 5-6 years. In a typical fall or spring semester, about 600 students enroll in Health and Kinesiology courses. The Department is housed in the Jean Lancaster Academic Wing of the beautiful Herrington Patriot Center, which was completed in 2003. The University of Texas at Tyler is an academic component of The University of Texas System, which offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 8,000 students. The University recently began its first two doctoral programs. A significant emphasis of the University is its Global Awareness Through Education (GATE) Program. UT Tyler’s main campus is located on 206 acres in pine and hardwood forests of beautiful East Texas. Additional campuses are in Longview and Palestine. A sister institution, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (also known as UT Health Northeast), is located 10 miles from UT Tyler’s main campus.

Starting Date: Fall 2015.

Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. A nine-month contract is standard. Additional summer employment is probable.

Application: To apply, submit an application packet that includes (1) cover letter that addresses qualifications and professional goals; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a research plan; and (4) the names and contact information of three professional references, to Scott Spier, Ph.D., Chair – Search Committee, Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX  75799 or submit via e-mail to Sarah Cowan (scowan@uttyler.edu).  For more information, contact Dr. Spier at sspier@uttyler.edu or 903-566-7427.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 



Job Title: Coordinator of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program
Department: Nursing & Health Sciences

Status: Active

The School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a full-time creative, visionary leader to coordinate the FNP and up-coming DNP program, at a salary commensurate with experience. This is a 9-month academic appointment, with summer stipend.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (DNP preferred)
  • Academic administrative experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience teaching in a FNP and/or DNP program
  • Evidence of scholarly achievement
  • Experience with accreditation (CCNE, SACS, other)
  • Eligible for RN licensure and Advanced Practice Nurse - Family Nurse Practitioner licensure in Texas

 

Principle Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing oversight of the FNP program
  • Working closely with faculty to ensure excellence in education and compliance with accreditation standards
  • Provide recommendations to the leadership team regarding strategic program growth, direction and organization of the programs.
  • Represent the School of Nursing in University committees and governance
  • Active grant writing to support own scholarly activities and the programs

About the University: As an academic component of The University of Texas System, The University of Texas at Tyler is growing in size and distinction, and emphasizes preparation of leaders and focuses on excellent teaching, values-based education, service learning and scholarship. The campus is located on 259 acres in the beautiful wooded East Texas lake country on the I-20 corridor, about 100 miles east of Dallas and 200 miles north of Houston. The University is a public Level 5 doctoral institution that enrolls over 8000 students, including nearly 25% ethnic minority students and offers more than eighty undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is the largest college on the campus with an enrollment of approximately 2000. Nursing degrees offered include the BSN, MSN (education & administration) & FNP, including post-masters FNP, and PhD. The College of Nursing offered the first PhD program in the history of UT Tyler. The School anticipates the addition of the DNP in the near future. For more information about the School of Nursing please visit our website at http://www.uttyler.edu/cnhs/

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current CV, and three letters of reference to Dr. Amy Toone, Chair of the Search Committee for the College of Nursing, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75799 or by email to atoone@uttyler.edu .

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.



Job Title: Professorship in Nursing / Doctoral Program Director
Department: Nursing & Health Sciences

Status: Active

The School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a full-time creative, visionary leader to oversee the PhD Program and up-coming DNP program, at a salary commensurate with experience. This is a 9-month academic appointment, with summer stipend.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (in Nursing preferred)
  • Academic administrative experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience teaching in a PhD program
  • Experience chairing dissertations
  • Evidence of established program of research and record of extramural support
  • Eligible for Texas licensure.

 

Principle Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing oversight of the PhD program and upcoming DNP
  • Working closely with faculty to ensure excellence in doctoral education and compliance with accreditation standards
  • Provide recommendations to the leadership team regarding strategic program growth, direction and organization of the programs.
  • Maintain an active, funded program of research
  • Represent the School of Nursing in University committees and governance

About the University: As an academic component of The University of Texas System, The University of Texas at Tyler is growing in size and distinction, and emphasizes preparation of leaders and focuses on excellent teaching, values-based education, service learning and scholarship. The campus is located on 259 acres in the beautiful wooded East Texas lake country on the I-20 corridor, about 100 miles east of Dallas and 200 miles north of Houston. The University is a public Level 5 doctoral institution that enrolls over 8000 students, including nearly 25% ethnic minority students and offers more than eighty undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is the largest college on the campus with an enrollment of approximately 2000. Nursing degrees offered include the BSN, MSN (education, administration,, FNP and post-masters FNP), and PhD. The College of Nursing offered the first PhD program in the history of UT Tyler. The School anticipates the addition of the DNP in the near future. For more information about the School of Nursing please visit our website at http://www.uttyler.edu/cnhs/

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current CV, and three letters of reference to Dr. Sally Northam, Chair of the Search Committee for the College of Nursing, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75799 or by email to snortham@uttyler.edu  

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.

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