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Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

E-appoint Tracking Number: HHPR009416

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Faculty

Is position tenure earning: Yes

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

Appointment Duration: 9 Month

Position Responsibilities: The Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department of Pittsburg State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The Exercise Science Degree is a new program as of 2011 and successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of our growing program. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Exercise Science/Physiology or closely related field (ABD considered). Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching along with the ability and desire to develop a scholarly research program that actively involves graduate and undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include courses required for the B.S. in Exercise Science, graduate courses, with the possibility of others within the HHPR Department. In addition, there will be shared supervision of student internships and student research projects. Additional expectations include advising students, active involvement in professional organizations, service to the college and community, and commitment to student success. This position is contingent upon funding.

Minimum Requirements: Possess or pursuing a Ph.D. in Exercise Science/Physiology or closely related field and experience in a university setting.

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Exercise Science/Physiology or closely related field, teaching experience in a university setting, ACSM or NSCA certification, and evidence of completing research, scholarly and creative activities.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 10/15/17

Application Instructions:

Electronic submission only. Interested and qualified applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and names/addresses of three references. Applications received by October 15, 2017 will be given first consideration. Position is open until filled. A criminal background check will be required for employment.

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

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