Instructor – Physical Education Teacher Education

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Instructor – Physical Education Teacher Education
Posting Number F00002P
Department SDSU-Health & Nutritional Sciences
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

The Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences (HNS) is inviting applications for a 9-month Instructor position in the area of Physical Education Teacher Education. This individual will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Physical Education Teacher Education and related areas. The appointment date is August 22, 2018.

As an Instructor in the Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences, this individual will work collaboratively with other faculty to foster the mission of the department and college. Specifically, the role of this faculty member will be to teach undergraduate courses in the Physical Education Teacher Education program. The successful applicant will be able to provide evidence of teaching experience and commitment to quality instruction.

• Teaches undergraduate courses (lecture and laboratory) in Physical Education. Teacher Education within the curriculum and related areas such as health and wellness.
• Plans and organizes instructional materials to meet course objectives and program needs.
• Actively participates in curriculum development and revision.
• Actively participates in departmental recruiting and retention activities.
• Participates in a variety of departmental, campus and college-wide programs, activities and committees.
• Prepares and submits student information to Department Head.

• Masters in Physical Education or related field by date of application.
• Physical Education teacher certification eligible.
• Experience in teaching K-12 physical education classes.
• Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
• Effective organizational skills.

• Evidence of teaching effectiveness in a collegiate environment.
• Experience in teaching motor learning/behavior.
• Experience in teaching health and wellness.
• Doctorate degree in Physical Education/Education or related field.
• Experience working with student teachers.

This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae, and reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Posting Date 10/16/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/15/2018
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Term
Proposed Rank Instructor
Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations


The Department of Health and Nutritional Science consists of undergraduate and graduate programs in Athletic Training, Community and Public Health, Exercise Science, Physical Education Teacher Education, Sports and Recreation Management, and Nutrition and Dietetics. The department serves approximately 650 undergraduate majors, 100 graduate majors and 35 faculty/staff.

South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. As South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2016 enrollment of 12,613 students from all 50 states and 85 countries. Students choose from 73 majors, 36 specializations, 75 minors, 35 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs and two professional doctorates. Approximately 55% of SDSU students are residents of South Dakota, 37% from other states, and 8% from other countries. There are ongoing efforts to bring a greater global perspective to the campus to increase diversity. The work of the university is carried out on a resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.

From its roots as a land grant university established in Brookings, South Dakota in 1881, SDSU today is a vibrant, complex Carnegie Research University – High Intensity institution. It competes in Division I Athletics, is a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and participates in the Summit League for most other sports.

With exceptional alumni, community, and Foundation support for student scholarships as well as all aspects of campus life, SDSU is the center of life in Brookings, a friendly, economically-healthy community of nearly 23,657 residents on the Eastern border of the state. The city has an excellent K-12 educational system. During a campus visit, a tour of the education systems and visit with school administrators may be arranged. The city is also accessible to major medical facilities, has an active social and cultural environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within an easy commute. Sioux Falls, a city of approximately 170,000 persons, is 55 miles to the south. Brookings is also located about 200 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a metropolitan area with major design and art centers such as International Market Square, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, and Weisman Art Museum. To find out more about Brookings please visit

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota; a community of approximately 18,800 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

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Contact Information

Search Chair: For questions on the position, contact Tracy Nelson at 605-688-4034 or

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference List
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