At Maryville University, we power dreams-not just degrees. Our vision is to be the innovative leader in higher education promoting a revolution in student learning that expands access and opportunities for all.
The Walker College of Health Professions at Maryville University (St. Louis, MO), invites applications for a full-time, 9.5-month faculty position, as an Assistant Professor in Exercise Science with a start date of August 1, 2019.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in teaching a range of undergraduate exercise science courses such as Biomechanics/Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Care & Prevention of Injuries, Nutrition, and/or Human Performance. Candidates must have the ability to merge practical experiences with innovative teaching and the engagement of undergraduate students. Maryville is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship/professional activity, diversity/inclusion, and service to the University and Community. Maryville's Exercise Science Program is an NSCAERP school and the first university to partner with EXOS Education.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
Instruct assigned course as specified in the schedule, course contract, and provided curriculum
Participate in welcome orientation (in person or digitally) to become familiar with the University's mission, academic policies and procedures, expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System)
Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, assignments, and digital lectures/screencasts (as necessary). Develop course syllabus.
Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, and assignments, using available technology with Canvas
Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectively deliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-world/practical applications of concepts covered
Create an active learning ecosystem through discussion topics, assignments, group projects, etc.
Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thorough manner (< 2 weeks)
Establish digital office hours through the use of University conferencing tools to provide additional assistance with student questions/concerns
Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging in the course
Additional duties, as assigned, will vary based on course(s) taught
Master's degree in a health or exercise sciences-related discipline
Active membership, certification, and involvement in health and/or exercise sciences-related professional organizations (NSCA or CSCCa preferred)
3 years of practice experience in an exercise science-related field
Demonstrated understanding of evidence-based practice and the ability to merge practical experiences with innovative teaching and the engagement of undergraduate students
Terminal degree from an accredited institution in a related field; Doctoral candidates (ABD) will be considered provided graduate coursework is within the Health, Human Performance, and/or Sports Science realm
Special Instructions to Applicants:
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.