Instructor, Dimensions of Wellbeing

Posted: 02/11/2021

The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Kinesiology seeks applications for a three-year term Instructor position to teach Dimensions of Wellbeing (DWB) liberal art courses, starting August 2021. The DWB course work helps prepare students for healthy, proactive lifestyles through lecture, experiential learning, and various physical/wellbeing activities. This position involves teaching twelve credit hours for the lecture and lab components of the DWB program and serving as a coordinator of DWB. Coordinator responsibilities include providing leadership for the DWB professors, instructors, and graduate assistants; training and supervising graduate assistants; and coordinating the assessment of DWB student learning outcomes and DWB course scheduling.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 10,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit
The successful candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Health, or related field.
Required qualifications include a demonstrated excellence in teaching Physical Activity, Health, and Wellness related courses at the University level; leadership experience; experience with academic program development and implementation; and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach introductory courses in Exercise Science and with a record of excellence in university and professional service.
Applications received by March 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Mick Mack at 319-273-6129 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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Type of Employment: Full-Time

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