Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

McPherson, Kansas
Commensurate with experience and academic credentials
Dec 27, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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McPherson College seeks an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science. This is an entry-level, tenure-track, nine-month appointment that starts in August 2019. A Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Human Performance, Kinesiology, Health Education, or related field is expected. Candidates with a master’s degree in a relevant field may be considered.

The successful candidate will teach and develop coursework in exercise science/physical education in response to departmental needs and his/her areas of expertise; advise undergraduate health science, physical education, and sports management majors; supervise field-based clinical and internship experiences; serve on committees within the department and college; and engage in professional service and scholarly activities. Possible courses include History and Philosophy of Sport, Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Methods for Teaching Physical Education, and other physical education/exercise science courses.

The right candidate will have demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, will hold the ability to function collegially in a small college environment, and will have a commitment to the liberal arts.

A complete application package will include:

  1. A letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae
  2. A brief statement of teaching philosophy
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Unofficial transcripts for all relevant degrees (B.A., M.S., Ph.D.)

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Course syllabi, assignments, and teaching evaluations may be requested if your application is forwarded to the next round of consideration. Official transcripts will be required of finalists.


McPherson College is a private, liberal arts college in central Kansas. It is recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as an Honor Roll college in regards to job satisfaction; work/life balance; teaching environment; professional/career development; tenure clarity & process; collaborative government; supervisor and department chair relationship; respect & appreciation; confidence in senior leadership; compensation & benefits; and facilities, workplace, and security. McPherson College is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to diversity, and encourages applications from women and people from traditionally under-represented groups. McPherson College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status, or any other classification that precludes a person from consideration as an individual.