Assistant or Associate Professor
Request/Posting Number 0710997
Classification Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor - Exercise Science
Job Class # 620000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department School of Kinesiology and Recreation - 05120000
General Summary The School of Kinesiology and Recreation invites applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Exercise Science, beginning August 16, 2019.
QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree required in Exercise Science (ES), or a commensurate field. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 1, 2020 will be considered. Candidates are expected to have expertise in one or more of the following areas: exercise physiology, human anatomy and physiology, or neuromuscular function. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law. For consideration at the associate level, applicants must have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarship.
1) TEACHING: Provide quality instruction in undergraduate ES courses and graduate Exercise Physiology (EP) courses. Direct graduate research projects and theses.
2) SCHOLARSHIP: Develop a focused area of scholarship that culminates in nationally refereed publications and presentations and be involved in scholarly projects with faculty and students.
3) SERVICE: Participate in College, School and Program faculty meetings and activities. Serve on Program, School, College, and/or University Committees and contribute to State and National/International professional organizations. Advise majors regarding general career options and professional matters.
APPOINTMENT: Tenure track, nine-month position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a comprehensive benefits package.
APPOINTMENT DATES: The starting date is August 16, 2019.
Additional Information: EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY TEACHING/RESEARCH LABORATORY: The School of Kinesiology and Recreation Exercise Physiology (EP) laboratory (http://kinrec.illinoisstate.edu/lab/) is strategically located on the ground level of the School of Kinesiology/McCormick Hall and is connected via skywalk to the Illinois State University Student Fitness Center. The lab space consists of six rooms: 1) A metabolic lab space including two SensorMedics Vmax systems, a Cosmed K5 system, and three EKG machines with dedicated treadmills, 2) a body composition room with a Bod Pod and hydrodensitometry system, 3) a Hologics DXA system room, 4) the Fit Lab, outfitted as a "mini-gym", 5) EP classroom, and 6) general purpose/storage room. Additional equipment includes Lange skinfold calipers, Bioanalogics and Tanita BIA systems, spirometer, an assortment of physical activity monitors (e.g., Polar E600, Actigraph accelerometers) and blood lactate analyzer. The laboratory space is designated to support student and faculty research, teaching, and service, with the assistance of a lab coordinator and two graduate assistants. The Exercise Physiology lab is also home to ISU's Exercise is Medicine on Campus program.
RELATED INFORMATION: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 20,500 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. Illinois State University (http://www.illinoisstate.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. The College of Applied Science and Technology includes the Department of Agriculture, Department of Criminal Justice Sciences, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Department of Health Sciences, Department of Military Science, Department of Technology, School of Information Technology, and the School of Kinesiology and Recreation (http://cast.illinoisstate.edu/). The campus is located in the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal, a thriving community of approximately 167,000 people, situated on major interstate highways halfway between Chicago and St. Louis (http://visitbn.org/). The ES program is a part of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation (www.KinRec.IllinoisState.edu). The 12 full-time exercise science faculty teach approximately 275 undergraduate ES majors. With 900 undergraduate majors and 35 full-time faculty members in the School, undergraduate programs also prepare majors in athletic training, physical education teacher education, and recreation and park administration. The Master's degree program in Kinesiology and Recreation includes eight specialized sequences including biomechanics, exercise physiology, and psychology of sport and physical activity. There are over 100 Master's degree students in the School's graduate program, and it is the third largest on campus.
Required Qualifications 1. Doctoral degree required in Exercise Science (ES), or a commensurate field. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 1, 2020 will be considered.
2. Candidates are expected to have expertise in one or more of the following areas: exercise physiology, human anatomy and physiology, or neuromuscular function.
3. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. Doctoral degree required in Exercise Science (ES), or a commensurate field.
Hiring Rate/Range Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2019
Posting date 08-10-2018
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants To assure full consideration, please complete a faculty employment application. Along with your application, please include the following: a letter of application, vita, and a list of three references with contact information.
Review of applications will begin October 19, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Kelly Laurson, search committee chair
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information Search Committee Chair:
Dr. Kelly Laurson
Departmental Homepage http://kinrec.illinoisstate.edu/
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Reference List
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Letter of Application
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.