Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Jun 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 non-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.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance enjoy a strong reputation in the preparation of quality professionals for South Carolina and the region. Winthrop University maintains close working relationships with schools and agencies while benefiting from close proximity to Charlotte, NC (approximately 20 minutes from downtown), high quality schools, and affordable cost of living.  The college is committed to building a diverse educational environment in which all students, faculty, and staff collaborate in a supportive and inclusive community. Individuals from under-represented groups or with experience working with under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Major Responsibilities may include:

  • Teaching exercise science and other related courses;
  • Supervising students in field and internship placements;
  • Advising and mentoring undergraduate exercise science majors and graduate research and/or thesis projects;
  • Assisting with curriculum development, accreditation, program planning, and student recruitment;
  • Participating in service to the program, department, and professional community;
  • Working with a diverse student population;
  • Conducting scholarly research in the area of exercise science and involve students as appropriate; and
  • Teaching evenings, summers, online, and occasionally weekends.



  • Doctorate in exercise science, exercise physiology, or closely related field (ABD nearing completion may be considered at the instructor rank);
  • Record of successful higher education teaching;
  • Foundation for active scholarly agenda;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative teaching environment and with departmental, college, and university colleagues;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; and
  • Ability to use relevant technologies to enhance student learning.


  • ACSM certification at Health Fitness Specialist level or higher and/or National Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) certification;
  • Experience with curriculum development;
  • Experience with advising undergraduates;
  • Experience with accreditation procedures; and
  • Experience with online teaching and/or training in online course development.


Application Instructions

The following materials should be added to the online application:

  1. A cover letter including the candidate's interest in the position, qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests;
  2. Current curriculum vitae;
  3. Graduate transcripts for all advanced degrees (unofficial acceptable for application phase); and
  4. Names and contact information for three professional references.