Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor for Adapted Physical Education (APE) in the Department of Special Education in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00165 - Special Education

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2024


The Department of Special Education in the College of Education at the University of Utah invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position to begin July 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.

Responsibilities :

· Conduct 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 University

· Engage in outreach to local and state agencies and the community

· Participate in external grant-writing activities

· Manage the existing U- FIT community program designed to support individuals with disabilities (with the support of a full-time Graduate Student Teaching Assistant)

Required Qualifications :

· An earned doctorate in special education, kinesiology, or a closely related field focused on Adapted Physical Education by July 1st, 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

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications:

· Knowledge and skills in providing culturally appropriate support to students with disabilities and their families

· Expertise in a range of research methodologies and advanced statistical modelling

· Experience in developing and/or managing public school Adapted Physical Education programs

· Commitment to and knowledge of inclusive Adapted Physical Education programs

· Knowledge and skills in developing and running volunteer-based fitness programs for school-aged children with disabilities

Salary and benefit packages are competitive with other research-intensive universities.

All applications must be submitted online via the University of Utah website. Do not send application materials directly to the department. As part of the application process, you are required to upload:

1. A brief cover letter of application addressing experience, interests, qualifications, and areas of specialization as they relate to the position announcement

2. A 1-2 page research statement that describes how you plan to build on your current scholarly experiences

3. A 1-2 page teaching and service statement that describes your relevant teaching experiences (e.g., K-12 and higher education and across modalities) and service experiences

4. A 1-2 page statement addressing how you can support one or more of the priority areas identified in the University of Utah’s strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion

5. A curriculum vita

6. Three samples of scholarly writing that represent your scholarship

7. Names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three individuals who can speak to the applicant’s research, teaching, and service productivity and potential.

File review will begin Oct 30th, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Shar Kiuhara, via telephone at 801-585-1176 or e-mail at .

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:

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah (The “U”) is the state’s flagship research institution. It emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service and serves over 34,000 students from across the U.S. and the world, with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, The U encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

Online reports may be submitted at


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/20/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01101CF

Type Faculty