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Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant-HHPR

E-appoint Tracking Number: HHPR008900

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Staff

Is position tenure earning: No

Position Department/Office: Health, Human Performance, and Recreation

Appointment Duration: Other

Position Responsibilities: The Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department of Pittsburg State University invites applications for Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant. Applicants are required to have a B.A. or B.S. degree in Exercise Science/Physiology or closely related field. Candidates should have a solid commitment to undergraduate teaching and have the ability to develop a scholarly research project that actively involves undergraduate students. This position will require the G.A. to complete the Thesis option for the Master’s degree. Teaching responsibilities will include 1-2 courses required for the B.S. in Exercise Science and/or the possibility of others within the Department of HHPR to meet the 20-hour workweek. Additional expectations, within the 20-hour workweek, include assisting with research projects within the Exercise Science program. This position is contingent upon funding.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science/Physiology or closely related field.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check

Range/Salary: Contingent Upon Funding

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 05/12/17

Application Instructions:

Send letter of application, resume, and names/contact information of three professional references electronically to: Michael J. Carper, Ph.D., Director, Applied Physiology Laboratory, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, 202B Student Recreation Center, Pittsburg State University, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS  66762 E-mail:  mcarper@pittstate.edu

Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Other Information: The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) provides both undergraduate and graduate programs for students from the four-state region of southeast Kansas, and portions of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The department has over 400 majors, offers undergraduate degrees in Recreation, Physical Education and Exercise Science, a graduate degree in HHPR, and has eleven full-time faculty members. For more information, see the Department of Health, Human Performance, & Recreation web page at: http://www.pittstate.edu/college/education/health Additional Information: Pittsburg State University is an accredited, comprehensive, state-supported institution in southeastern Kansas, enrolling approximately 7,000 students annually. The institution has Colleges in the fields of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology. For more information see: http://www.pittstate.edu. Pittsburg has a population of approximately 19,000 residents is located in southeast Kansas, about thirty miles from Joplin, Missouri, which has a metropolitan area population of about 60,000 residents. Kansas City is located 120 miles north; Tulsa, Oklahoma is 125 miles southwest; Wichita is 160 miles west; and Springfield, Missouri is 95 miles east. Air Travel is through Joplin Regional Airport, NW Arkansas Regional Airport, or Springfield Airport. For more information see: http://www.pittks.org.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092 {f}) a copy of Pittsburg State University's Annual Security Report may be viewed on the internet at: http://www.pittstate.edu/dotAsset/384ef407-c774-44f3-82e6-862cc6f7be27.pdf

This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Pittsburg State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can also obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting University Police and Parking Services at 620-235-4624.


Pittsburg State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, or disabilities. The following person has been designated to address inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Director of Institutional Equity/Title IX Coordinator, 218 Russ Hall, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762-7528, 620-235-4189, equity@pittstate.edu.