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APE Assistant Professor (University of Utah)

Company : University of Utah
Location : Salt Lake City, UT

APE Assistant Professor Position Advertisement

The Department of Special Education at the University of Utah ( ) invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position to begin August 2024. We seek an individual with demonstrated ability or strong potential for success in research and teaching in Adapted Physical Education. With the growing diversity of its schools and communities across the state, the University of Utah is committed to training future professionals to work effectively with diverse populations.

The expectations for this position include conducting research in the area of Adapted Physical Education; teach undergraduate, master, and doctoral level courses in Adapted Physical Education and Special Education; engage in service to the profession and the University; engage in outreach to local and state agencies and the community; participate in external grant-writing activities; and manage the existing U-FIT community program designed to support individuals with disabilities with support of a full-time Graduate Student Teaching Assistant (

The Department of Special Education is aligned with the University of Utah's mission to conduct interdisciplinary research (supporting the goal to develop and transfer new knowledge) to engage multiple communities to support improvements in quality of life outcomes for children and students. Preference will be given to candidates who have

  • An earned doctorate in special education, kinesiology, or a closely related field focused on Adapted Physical Education by August 15, 2024
  • A record of scholarly achievement or strong evidence of potential as a scholar
  • A record of evidence or potential for effective teaching in higher education
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice across research, teaching, and service
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong collegial and collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, students, and members of the community
  • A record of evidence or strong evidence of potential for obtaining externally funded research or training grants
  • Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in Special Education and/or Adapted Physical Education

For more information about the position and a description of the application procedures, please go to File review will begin 10/30/2023 and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Education strongly encourages and welcomes all applicants. The College affirms the dignity and value of every member of our community. The College of Education is committed to empowering faculty, staff, and students via an accessible and inclusive work and learning environment that serves all individuals. Learn more about the College of Education Commitment to Inclusive Excellence:

The University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. The university serves over 34,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and communities.

As the state capitol, Salt Lake City is home to a robust array of diverse communities facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population, numerous cultural and outdoor activities, and an international airport. The area has received international recognition for its light rail system, downtown renewal, library system, and increasing diversity.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable accommodations for a disability will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University's commitment to equal opportunity and access, see

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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