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News- Eastern Illinois University Kinesiology Curriculum Changes

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on February 17, 2014

Eastern Illinois University LogoThis story out of Eastern Illinois University, CAA approves kinesiology, engineering, health studies changes, discusses curriculum changes based on real-world student needs. Here is an excerpt from the article by Jack Cruikshank:

“Three of the courses added new instructions in the sports of lacrosse, disc golf, ultimate Frisbee and pickleball. Owen said a growing trend within physical education is a desire for students to be able to teach, as traditional sports are becoming less common in the core of physical education classes.

‘As students go to regions such as Chicago, they are being exposed to all these activities, which they currently have not had,’ Owen said.”



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Assistant Professor Kinesiology and Sport Studies

Eastern Illinois University – Charleston, IL

Responsibilities: The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sport management and/or sport psychology within the department. Teaching assignments will vary based on the individual candidate’s experience, scholarly interests, and department needs. Candidates are expected to develop and maintain a focused area of scholarship that involves graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates are also expected to participate in service initiatives that provide a substantive benefit to Eastern Illinois University, the College of Education and Professional Studies, and the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies.

Qualifications: Doctorate or ABD in Sport Management/Sport Psychology/or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with University teaching experience and experience working in the sport industry.

Starting Date: August 16, 2014

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. Approximately 10,000 on-campus students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on- and off-campus sites. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago , St. Louis , and Indianapolis .

Closing Date: Review of applications to begin October 1, 2013 and continue until campus interviews are scheduled.

Applications: All items should be sent electronically: Letter of Application, Current Vita, Unofficial Transcripts and List of three professional references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to: jdowen@eiu.edu

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