Montana State University Assistant Professor for Health Enhancement in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 19040

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Deborah Haynes, Department Chair Health and Human Development 406-994-3242,

Classification Title

Working Title Assistant Professor for Health Enhancement

Brief Position Overview

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Position Number 4A3155

Department Health & Human Development

Division College of Education, Health & Human Development

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year


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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining


Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana is seeking to hire an assistant/associate professor in its Health Enhancement K-12 teacher certification program. In Montana, Health Enhancement certification involves the curricular content traditionally represented by physical education and health education in the public schools. The Health Enhancement K-12 program at MSU is the premier program in the state, successfully placing its graduates in teaching and coaching positions across Montana and the region.

The person filling this position will have teaching responsibilities assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The position engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University. In addition, this professional needs to possess the ability to form strong personal and professional relationships with teachers and administrators in the public schools throughout Montana.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities in the Health Enhancement K-12 Teacher Education program; Courses may include:

  • Methods of teaching health enhancement K-12 (PE/health)

  • Instructional design in health enhancement K-12 (PE/health)

  • Paraprofessional (field) experiences 1 and/or 2

  • Method of teaching movement exploration

  • Student teaching supervision

  • Optional if involved in coaching science minor:

  • Introduction to coaching

  • Sport psychology

  • General theory of coaching

  • Theory of coaching football, soccer. volleyball, basketball, and/or track & field

Other professional responsibilities may include:

  • Department/college/university and community service,

  • Scholarship related to discipline;

  • Undergraduate/graduate advisement;

  • Supervision of field experiences and/or student teaching;

  • Supervision of research projects or thesis,

  • Collaboration on external funding opportunities

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Terminal degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in health enhancement, physical education, health education or a related field (ABD considered but the terminal degree must be completed by the start of the contract on August 16, 2019).

  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

  • Strong commitment to teacher education and preparing teacher candidates to meet the State of Montana Office of Public Instruction and SHAPE America beginning teacher standards.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience teaching and/or coaching in either the public or private sector

  • Experience in working with teachers/coaches in the public or private sector in a professional position

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop an extramurally-funded research program which compliments current research in the Department.

  • Demonstrate potential to collaborate both within the HHD Department and external to the Department.

  • Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the department.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Department

The College

The mission of the College of Education, Health and Human Development (EHHD), is to prepare highly qualified professionals through exemplary programs, advance knowledge about education, health, and human development, and serve the people of Montana and the nation through outreach and practical application of its expertise.

Our college is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana’s land grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond.

  • We train teachers for elementary and secondary classrooms.

  • We support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

  • We help soldiers and other professionals become teachers.

  • We partner with leaders on Native American reservations to develop ways to lead healthy life styles and improve education for children and adults.

  • We educate families on how to make healthy nutrition and physical activities choices.

The Department of Health and Human Development is a group of dedicated faculty and staff whose diverse interests focus on well-being from early childhood through gifted performers and on to mature adults; by teaching, research, or service programs; in the public and private sectors.

MSU’s Department of Health and Human Development believes that five domains are integrated in the fabric of human well-being:

  • social

  • intellectual

  • physical

  • economic/financial

  • emotional/spiritual

We hold central the belief that well-being applies to families, groups, individuals, organizations, and communities.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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