Clinical Assistant Professor in the Exercise Science Program

Burlington, Vermont
Dec 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, Exercise Science Program at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a full time 9-month clinical faculty position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor to begin in August 2019.

Successful candidates will have a master’s degree or higher in Exercise Science or related field with expertise in the area of exercise physiology. Responsibilities for this position will include teaching undergraduate laboratory and didactic courses in exercise science; performing service and clinical practice to support and advance the missions of the department, college, and university; providing student academic and career advising, and engaging students in research and/or community outreach.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a record of successful experience teaching, or potential for outstanding teaching, at the college level and/or related field experience; building successful partnerships with community agencies; promoting and engaging in practices that support the university’s focus on student engagement and active learning; and collaborating with university faculty and the community of practice. Candidates with professional certification(s) through the American College of Sports Medicine or other relevant organizations are also preferred.

Established in 2006, the Exercise Science program is an integral component of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The program offers a B.S. degree and, beginning in Fall 2019, a Master of Science degree in Physical Activity and Wellness Science. The College provides an exciting academic environment with excellent collaborative relationship potentials for new faculty as it is uniquely positioned on the UVM main campus, alongside our academic colleagues in Medicine, Nursing, Communication and Speech Disorders, Health Sciences, and Nutrition as well as our clinical colleagues in the UVM Medical Center. The College priorities focus on striving for excellence in research, teaching and learning and interprofessional education while promoting practice collaborations within a stimulating Academic Medical Center environment.

The University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution and medical center. The University is home to 9,970 undergraduates, 1,317 graduate students, 454 medical students and 1,484 full- and part-time faculty. Located in Burlington, Vermont (perennially voted one of America’s most exciting small cities), UVM’s setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green Mountain ranges, inspires visitors and residents alike. Burlington is a vibrant community with year-round recreational opportunities, safe communities and excellent schools, this progressive community has been frequently cited as one of the most livable cities in the U.S.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Review of applications will begin in November 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications, teaching philosophy, clinical expertise, and expected personal contributions to diversity and inclusion 2) a current CV, and 3) contact information for three professional references through the job application portal: and search for the position using department name “Rehabilitation & Movement Science.” Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Susan Kasser at [email protected]