Assistant Professor of Allied Health/Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Westerville, Ohio
Aug 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor of Allied Health/Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Tenure Track.  Otterbein University, a comprehensive liberal arts institution in the suburban Columbus area, invites immediate applications for an Assistant Professor of Allied Health/Exercise Science and Health Promotion, with the appointment beginning in August 2018.  This is a tenure-track position with commensurate expectations for teaching, scholarship and service.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate level Allied Health and Exercise Science/Health Promotion courses in a traditional, hybrid or blended pedagogical manner– primarily courses that are dedicated to movement science, kinesiology, and exercise physiology.  Work with students and community partners to develop off-campus Advanced Clinical Practicum sites required for all students; develop each student’s undergraduate advising plan; advise undergraduate research projects with focus on refereed output; and create new knowledge through appropriate research. Candidates should have an interest in curricular development, advising students and developing relationships with multiple off-site clinics to provide students with an ideal educational experience.  The candidate will work closely with both the Allied Health and Exercise Science and Health Promotion programs to advance the goals and mission of both areas.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) in an Allied Health or Exercise Science profession. Three (3) to five (5) year’s experience teaching, managing and/or practicing in the Allied Health field (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) or Exercise Science field preferred. Knowledge of the extensive Allied Health field and areas for employment and graduate school opportunities.  Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in teaching undergraduates is desired. The ideal candidate must possess superior communication, leadership and organizational skills, and an ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse communities and cultures.  Program Administration and recruiting skills are also preferred to ensure growth in the Allied Health and Exercise Science and Health Promotion programs.

Application: To apply, send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Otterbein University, One South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081.  Applicants should also request that three (3) current letters of reference be sent directly to Dean Schaffner, separate from the initial application packet.  Email submissions to  For full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2017.    Finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts for their highest degree earned.  To learn more about the School of Professional Studies, please visit us at Studies.

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