The Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance at Winthrop University is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and involved faculty member to serve in a nine month, tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science. As part of an established team of professionals in sport and human performance programs, teaching assignments may include graduate coursework in the Sport and Fitness Administration, as well as a variety of undergraduate courses across the domain of exercise science and related disciplines.
Position Availability: August 16, 2020
The Richard W. Riley College of Education (COE) has a strong reputation in the preparation and advancement of highly qualified professionals for South Carolina and the country. The Exercise Science undergraduate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) under the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES). The college is committed to building a diverse educational environment. Individuals from under-represented groups or with experience working with under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Teaching biomechanics, exercise physiology, scientific foundations, intro to exercise science, research methods, and other related exercise science courses
Supervise students in field and internship placements
Establish or maintain an ongoing record of scholarly activity and involve students as appropriate
Engage in Professional Stewardship to the program, department, college, and university
Advise and mentor undergraduate exercise science majors and graduate research and/or thesis projects
Use technology to enhance student learning, increase access, maintain program data, and facilitate recruitment and retention efforts
Provide service to the profession in community and professional organizations
Engage in teaching and other program-related activities in the evenings, summers, online, and occasionally weekends, as needed
Position is full-time, nine-month, tenure-track with option of summer employment if enrollment is sufficient. ABD nearing dissertation completion may be considered at instructor level in a non-tenure track one-year position.
Doctorate in exercise science, exercise physiology, or closely related field
Record of emerging or demonstrated scholarship commensurate with rank
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at the department, college, university, and community levels
ACSM certification at Exercise Physiologist level or higher and/or National Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) certification
Experience with accreditation procedures and assessments (CAAHEP/CoAES)
Teaching experience in higher education
Experience in mentoring and/or supervising undergraduates
Demonstrated ability in the use of technology and digital tools for instructional purposes, including online learning
Experience working with diverse populations
Application review will begin on November 15, 2019. Applications received after the start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified.
Submit the following materials:
A cover letter including the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests;
Current curriculum vitae;
Graduate transcripts for all advanced degrees (unofficial acceptable for application phase); and
Names and contact information for five professional references. (Provide in the required form available in application system.)
Additional materials may be requested during the review process.
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