Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Summary

Position Title

Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Department

Health and Exercise Sciences

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Department of Health and Exercise Science in the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences at Jacksonville University invites applicants for a 9-month tenure-accruing position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor in Exercise Science. The Department is seeking a faculty member with expertise in nutrition. Ideally, the applicant would also have expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) exercise physiology, 2) strength and conditioning, 3) fitness assessment and exercise prescription 4) certifications including ACSM Exercise Physiology and NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), 5) ACSM Exercise is Medicine curriculum and research. 

Essential Job Duties

  • Develop and teach courses in the Exercise Science and Health Sciences undergraduate program and Exercise Science graduate program
  • Teaching load consistent with faculty in the department
  • Courses needed to be taught include: EXSC 101-Introduction to Exercise Science, HLSC 205- Statistics for Health and Exercise Sciences, HLSC 221-Human Nutrition, EXSC 427/527- Nutrition for Physical Activity & Health, EXSC 460/560-Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for Special Populations, EXSC 450/550-Resistance Training: Principles & Practice, HLSC 499/599-Senior Seminar
  • Develop research portfolio, reflective of a tenure earning faculty member, in the Exercise Sciences
  • Develop service portfolio, reflective of a tenure earning faculty member, including committee work at the University, college, and department level
  • Mentor students and collaborate with faculty

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in Exercise Science or a related field is required

Minimum Work Experience

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written form
  • Teaching experience in a college setting
  • Computer literate
  • Experience in a university environment
  • Ability to effectively relate to students of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Demonstrate knowledge and good judgement in matters of college policy and procedures
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of collaboration, team participation, creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning and decision-making processes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Knowledge of Exercise Science curriculum and accreditation
  • The following certifications are valued: ACSM EP, NSCA CSCS, Registered Dietician (RD)

Work Conditions

  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion
  • Some evening and weekend work/travel is required

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

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To Apply

To apply, send the following:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three current written letters of recommendation
  4. Jacksonville University Faculty Application
  5. Required Screening Question

to Dr. David Hooper, Search Committee Chair at dhooper4@ju.edu