Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Defiance, Ohio
Dec 21, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Exercise Science (ESCI). Responsibilities include a 12-credit per semester teaching load focused upon a variety of courses that may include Biomechanics & Kinesiology, Fitness and Wellness Programming, Introduction to Exercise Science, Coaching and Sport Leadership, or Organization and Administration along with the supervision of ESCI internships and field experiences. This faculty member may also provide instructional support in the program areas of Athletic Training and Sport Management.

The successful candidate must have a completed doctorate in a field pertinent to Exercise Science; advanced ABD will be considered. Professional certification through ACSM and/or NSCA is also desired. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong teaching record, innovative ideas for course development and pedagogy, and a willingness to help students apply their work both inside and outside the classroom in creative ways.

Defiance College provides fulfilling and remarkable learning encounters connecting the classroom to the real world. As a United Church of Christ-related college, we emphasize learning based on the four pillars of our educational philosophy: to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve. Defiance College is home to the nationally acclaimed McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a program unique among colleges and universities across the country. McMaster gives students incredible opportunities to conduct research and service in specially-designed projects around the world. Defiance is consistently recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are at the forefront of colleges across the country that embrace service and engagement. We offer more than 40 undergraduate programs of study with graduate degrees in education and business. Building on a strong foundation of more than 150 years of educating citizens for lives of leadership and service, Defiance College enables its students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers. 

To apply, interested candidates should submit their statement of interest, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae with salary expectations, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), and contact information of four professional references electronically to: [email protected].

Additional information about Defiance College is available at Review of applications begins January 25, 2019, with a position start date in August 2019.


Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.