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Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

Job description

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, 2018

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, 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 physiology and other related exercise science 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
  • Some engagement in the evenings, summers, online, and occasionally weekends.

About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


Required Qualifications:

  • 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;
  • Record of emerging or demonstrated scholarship commensurate with rank ;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at the department, college, university, and community levels; and
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ACSM certification at Exercise Physiologist level or higher and/or National Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) certification;
  • Ability to use relevant technologies to enhance student learning;
  • Experience working with diverse student populations;
  • 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 review will begin on April 11, 2018. Applications received after the start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified.

Submit the following materials:

  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 five professional references.

Specific questions related to this search should be directed to [email protected]




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Posted: 3/27/2018
Application Due: 5/9/2018
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