Visiting Assistant Professor - Exercise Science - Strength & Conditioning

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DescriptionThe HumanPhysiology and Nutrition Program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs isseeking applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor with expertisein Exercise Science / Strength and Conditioning. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. (orterminal degree in a closely related field) and have a strong commitment toteaching. Applicants are sought who can teach core classes in the undergraduateexercise science curriculum, as well as specialty courses within thestrength and conditioning optionand graduateprogram.

The Human Physiology and Nutrition program is a new academic unit (formed January1, 2019) in the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences that merges expertise in human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, exercisescience, and biomechanics from the Department of Biology and the Department ofHealth Sciences. The program will administer existing degree programs in Exercise Science (BS, MSc), Strength and Conditioning (BS option, MS) andSports Nutrition (MSc), and has plans to expand undergraduate and graduate degreeofferings in both human physiology and human nutrition. Enrollment in thesedegree programs is expected to double in the next 5 years. A new building,which will house the program and its faculty, is under construction andscheduled to open in the fall of 2020.

This is a non-tenure-trackappointment for the 2019-2020 academic year. The successful candidate will be expectedto teach the equivalent of 21 credit hours of undergraduate- and graduate-levelcourses in the program, including strength and conditioning and exercisetesting and prescription (lectures and labs); advise undergraduate and graduatestudents; and demonstrate collaborative interests and collegiality in allaspects of faculty engagement (70% teaching; 30% service).

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Informationon benefits programs can be found at:

TheUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in theUniversity of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the stateand is consistently ranked as oneof the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Reportand has earned recognition as one of the “Great Collegesto Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

ColoradoSprings, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers manyrecreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliancewith applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering anenvironment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Coloradodoes not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, nationalorigin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genderidentity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or politicalphilosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, andeducational programs.

TheUniversity of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productivelearning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, weconduct background investigations for all prospective applicants beingconsidered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal historyrecord check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financialand/or motor vehicle history check.

Alternative formats of this ad can be provided uponrequest for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at(719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employmenteligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day ofwork.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Strength and Conditioning, or a closely related discipline, conferred by August 19, 2019
  • 1 year of teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant or higher
Preferred Qualifications:
  • C.S.C.S. and/or ACSM EP-C
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Strength and Conditioning

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 23, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 2/9/2019
Application Due: 4/10/2019
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