Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director of Sport and Fitness Leadership

The School of Arts & Sciences at Johnson University invites applications for a full-time Sport and Fitness Leadership Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director on the Johnson University-Florida (Kissimmee, Florida) campus beginning Fall 2018. Successful candidates must possess a graduate degree (terminal degree preferred, but not required) in Kinesiology, or a closely related field, evidence of teaching excellence, and a wholehearted embrace of the University’s mission, values and statement of faith.


Responsibilities include leadership of this new and growing program as well as teaching approximately eighteen hours per year, including a variety of kinesiology related courses, related to exercise science, sport management, physical education and sports ministry. Examples include kinesiology, strength training and conditioning, motor learning, anatomy and physiology, sport and exercise psychology, organization and administration of athletic programs, principles of sport marketing, physical education methods, introduction to coaching, and sports ministry models. Priority given to candidates with bilingual (Spanish-English) language skills, as well as proven experience in faith-sport integration and sport leadership/administration.


Johnson University
For over 125 years, Johnson University has been a leader among historic faith-based colleges and contemporary fiscally-responsible universities. Johnson is listed on Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Financially Fit Colleges,” USA Today’s “Most Affordable Colleges,” and Niche’s “Top Christian Colleges” as well as #2 nationally among “Best Christian Colleges Online.” The university offers over 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. programs in Knoxville, TN, Online and ExtendEd sites, as well as on our Kissimmee campus.


Application Process: The School of Arts and Sciences
Initial Application: The following materials should be emailed to Gary David Stratton, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, at

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Responses to the School of Arts and Sciences essay prompts (below). Each essay should be approximately 250-500 words.

1. Describe your personal faith and Christian experience, including what you consider to be the most significant implications of your faith commitments in your personal and professional journey.
2. Provide a statement of your philosophy of teaching, and how it relates to instruction in the undergraduate liberal arts core of a Christ-centered university.
3. Describe your vision for building a Sport and Fitness Leadership program on the Kissimmee campus capable of graduating students distinguished by both Christian character and professional excellence.