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Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (Physical Education Pedagogy)
University of Guam in Mangilao, Guam
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Date Posted October 21, 2019
Faculty-Health-Physical Education & Kinesiology
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Application Deadline:
Applications will be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on January 10, 2020 (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10).
(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)

For further information about the University of Guam, visit our Web Site at General information about Guam is available at For local newspapers, The Pacific Daily News is available at and The Guam Daily Post is available at

General Description:
The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.

The University of Guam has an active Press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.

Unit Description:
The School of Education is a dynamic school with vibrant and enthusiastic faculty who are involved with local schools in teacher development, service and research. The school offers several degree programs in a number of fields. The students come from multi-cultural, multi-lingual environments, primarily from pacific island settings. The teaching areas in the school are Elementary, Secondary, Physical Education, Special Education, Reading, Educational Foundations, Counseling, Administration and Supervision, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Character of Duties:

This position prepares undergraduate teacher candidates to teach 6-12 health and physical education. Strong commitment to teacher education and preparing teacher candidates to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) beginning Teacher Standards. This individual will hold a membership in professional organization, serve on college and department committees, and participate in official activities at the school, college and university levels, and provide leadership for the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) accreditation. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in physical education and health pedagogy. Content specific courses may include, but are not limited to: elementary and secondary pedagogy, motor development and learning, as well as curriculum and assessment. Assignment may include teaching one or more professional preparation courses including team sports, education gymnastics, movement education and dance, team building, or racquet sports. Opportunity exists to be involved in the development of a graduate program. Willingness and ability to apply technology in physical education is important.


Terminal degree in education or related field with a master’s degree in physical education from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent with an emphasis in pedagogy and demonstrated ability to work with teacher candidates. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of collaborative involvement in professional services, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with diverse populations. Candidates must be interested in engaging in scholarly/creative activities, professional development, student advising, and committee involvement. Evidence or promise of productive scholarship, which includes grant writing, peer reviewed publication, and professional presentations is required. Five (5) years teaching experience in 6-12 physical education and health, expertise in adapted physical education, using tactical approach or teaching games for understanding and integration of technology into physical education is highly desirable with no less than three (3) teaching being acceptable. ABDs will be considered if within six (6) months of conferral of degree. Must be willing to teach online.

Experience in university teaching and in supervising fieldwork and student teachers. Experience working on accreditation. Preference will be given to candidates who have multiple 6-12 experiences or certifications. Experience working with online learning programs.

Application Process:
Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:

  1. Letter of Intent, stating interest

  2. Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume

  3. Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.

Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.

Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Michelle Santos, Chair, Physical Education Pedagogy Search Committee at or the Human Resources Office at, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.

Work Eligibility:
Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.

Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

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