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Adjunct Instructor - Kinesiotherapy

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor - Kinesiotherapy.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division School of Health Professions
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Part Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should include:

  • Cover letter summarizing academic preparation and professional experience
  • Curriculum vitae / Resume
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions

Applications for Adjunct Faculty will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed as needed.

 Job Summary 
This part-time adjunct faculty position requires teaching in-person undergraduate courses in the Kinesiotherapy degree program on an as needed basis. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  1. Face-to-face course delivery and instruction.
  2. Prepare and submit syllabi, grades and other required course documentation in a timely manner.
  3. Communicate course requirements and expectations to students.
  4. Communicate with other program and school-level faculty.
  5. Performs other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 
Master's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Kinesiotherapy or a related field (ex: Doctorate in Physical Therapy). Ability to teach effectively, according to University standards, in the undergraduate Kinesiotherapy program. Criminal history and background check clearance. Uphold the mission and values of USM, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the School of Health Professions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Specialized knowledge in the field of Kinesiotherapy as demonstrated by graduate level coursework or professional experience is required.  
  • Candidates should have the ability to deliver accurate, concise and quality communication (verbal and written) in a timely manner.
  • Candidates should have the ability to work collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams.
  • Candidates should have the ability to navigate and use learning management systems for teaching, such as Canvas, as well as other technological communications (Microsoft Office Suite).

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Teaching, mentoring, and/or service experience at the university level
  • Professional experience in Kinesiotherapy
  • Experience with USM's Learning Management System, Canvas.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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