Stillman College

Stillman College

Tuscaloosa , United States

Job Title
Chair of The Department of Kinesiology
Office time
Tuscaloosa, United States
Job Type
Full Time
01 February, 2023

Company Description

Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.

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Job Details

Stillman College

Chair of The Department of Kinesiology


Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).Stillman College is a historically black college committed to fostering academic excellence, providing opportunities for diverse populations, and maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service through community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s alumni and its constituents.


The School of Education:


Stillman’s School of Education is committed to providing students with the tools necessary to be highly skilled and successful educators upon the completion of their degree programs. Our mission is to train and develop educators who are professional, competent, content-knowledgeable, technologically proficient, and innovative teachers.


Stillman College’s Department of Kinesiology:

Stillman College, School of Education, invites applications for the Department Chair of Kinesiology to begin August 2023 or earlier, based on availability. The department chair position is a full-time, 11-month, tenure-track position with an expected course load of six courses (18 credits) per academic year.


The Department of Kinesiology offers two programs majoring in Human Performance (Non-Teacher Certification) and majoring in Physical Education (Teacher Certification). The Department also offers minors in Human Performance. Any non-Human performance student desiring to minor in Human Performance may do so by completing the required courses.


The discipline of Kinesiology is dedicated to the study of human movement and physical activity that impact on health, society, and quality of life. The department teaches the scientific basis of physical activity, and the skills and physical fitness competencies inherent in the profession that is required to be successful in public and private schools, municipal or private settings, and/or graduate school.


Emphasis is placed upon:


  • Knowledge of content, disciplinary concepts, and the tools of inquiry related to the development of a physically educated person.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how individuals differ in their approaches to learning and create appropriate instruction adapted to these differences.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how individuals develop and can provide opportunities that support their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
  • Describe and demonstrate effective communication skills. The pursuit of these goals and objectives contributes to the realization of the general mission and goals of Stillman College.


Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline or have equivalent in training and experience. This refers to the highest degree earned in a discipline. The doctorate is the terminal degree for most disciplines represented at Stillman College.


We seek an individual who has demonstrated the following:

  • academic administrative experience,
  • strengths in educating undergraduates, including online learning.
  • excellence in scholarship and research as evidenced by a strong record of peer-reviewed publications,
  • a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion, and
  • excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences.


The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in kinesiology, including exercise science, physical education, or a closely related field with an academic background and appropriate credentials to be a tenured professor in an academic department in the School of Education at Stillman College. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


The department chair's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • communicating and implementing college and university policies to the department, and advocating for departmental needs to the college and university,
  • encouraging and supporting good teaching, scholarly activity, and professional development within the department,
  • working with Dean and fellow faculty members on CAEP Preparation and Standards
  • exhibiting strong leadership skills for department faculty members
  • planning and executing a strategic direction for the department, through building and staffing the scheduled classes, fostering team building, managing the department and its staff, working with diverse faculty and students in the department and across campus to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration, and fostering and maintaining collaborative relationships with external entities,
  • working with the faculty to develop and review standards, curricula, and procedures, which provide adequate preparation of graduates for professional or further academic endeavors, and
  • Led student recruitment and retention efforts and ensured department majors are appropriately advised.


Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter (Includes Personal Leadership Philosophy and statement of why your philosophy leads you to seek this position.)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate Transcript(s)
  • Professional ReferenceSheet (references will not be contacted without first notifying the applicant.)
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