The Department of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Oregon seeks a qualified Assistant Director for Physical Education to provide strategic leadership for the development, instruction, and operation of the mind body and racquet sport credit-bearing classes and recreational initiatives. This includes curriculum management and faculty supervision for approximately 15 unique course titles and oversight of 36 classes per term. The Assistant Director for Physical Education makes decisions on curriculum development, course policies and delivery, hiring and mentoring practices, work priorities and assignments, and budgetary needs and reviews.
This position is responsible for mentoring and evaluating, on average, 12 part time pro tem and career non tenure track faculty, and hiring additional instructors as needed. The Assistant Director for Physical Education reports to the Associate Director of Physical Education and is a member of the PE Team.
Breakdown of duties:
65% - Instruction
20% - Administration
10% - Supervision
5% - Other Duties as Assigned
For a full list of qualifications and competencies and to apply for the position please refer to the UO jobs page:
For full consideration, applications must be submitted by July 3, 2018 5:00 PM PST.
Note: Position is subject to a criminal background check.
The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action/ Veterans/Disability Institution committed to cultural diversity.
Master’s degree in physical education, teaching, recreation administration or related field. In exceptional circumstances, significant professional experience may substitute for an advanced degree.
Two (2) years of full-time responsibility in an environment reflecting experience in instruction and administration.
Evidence of experience, expertise and/or certification in mind body and two (2) years of experience instructing that format to groups of 10 or more.
Two (2) years of experience in hiring, mentoring, supervising, scheduling, training and evaluating staff.
Proficiency in using software applications for word processing, curriculum management and personnel tracking.
CPR and First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain within 3 months of employment.
Required Professional Competencies
Articulate oral and written communication skills.
Proficiency with software applications for email, word processing, scheduling and reporting.
Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
Understanding of current issues and best practices in physical education.
Evidence of leadership experience and/or a commitment to student learning and development.
Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development and administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of budget and risk management.
Internal Number: 522457
About University of Oregon
The University of Oregon is the only Oregon University System member of the highly selective Association of American Universities (AAU) and is distinguished by the strength and breadth of its instructional and research programs as well as by its sense of community and diverse outreach activities. Located in Eugene, a vibrant city of about 140,000, UO enrolls 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is central to student life on campus. A major component of the SRC capital master plan was completed in 1999-2000 and most recently in January of 2015. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation is comprised of four primary areas, each headed by an Associate Director: 1. Recreation Programs (intramural sports, fitness, aquatics, rock wall, informal recreation, special programs & youth camps) 2. Physical Education (academic course curriculum) 3. Facilities, Operations and Services 4. Assessment, Development and Business Services. Physical Education & Recreation reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Life. Other units of Student LIfe include Dean of Students, Career Center, Erb Memorial Union, Holden Leadership Center and Parent... and Family Programs. University of Oregon is one of the only large universities in the nation that administers a credit granting Physical Education curriculum within the administrative structure of campus recreation. Over 5,000 UO students take courses each term choosing from over 180 options. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation therefore provides a unique diversity of employment including both academic teaching and recreation leadership opportunities. The University of Oregon has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multicultural competency. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups.