Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

Winchester, VA
Sep 30, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Faculty Full-timeWinchester, VAPosted 2 months agoShenandoah UniversityShenandoah UniversityShenandoah University

The College of Arts and Sciences at Shenandoah University, a private, comprehensive university located 70 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., announces an exciting opportunity within the Department of Exercise Science. This full-time and career-contract track position with rank dependent upon qualifications begins August 2020.

The Exercise Science Department at Shenandoah University is a growing program within the College of Arts & Sciences, and works to prepare students for career opportunities in health and fitness as well as graduate health professions programs such as Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. The Department emphasizes critical thinking, written communication skills, and application of theory and research for evidenced-based practice. The Department promotes experiential learning and student research opportunities and participates in campus-wide promotion of health and wellness with the Exercise is Medicine on Campus initiative through the ACSM.


Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the current Exercise Science curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and proficiency in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing & Prescription, Biomechanics, and Nutrition. Candidates with history of supervision of undergraduate research projects are also desirable. Additional expectations include academic advising, scholarly activity, and service to the department, University, and surrounding communities.


Doctorate in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Science, or related field is preferred; ABD with anticipated completion by May 2020 will be considered. Evidence of excellence in college-level teaching and advising is required, as is scholarly activity.

Candidates with NSCA and/or ACSM certification are preferred.

How to Apply:

Application materials should include resume/curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and contact information for three professional references. For priority review, please submit applications by March 16, 2020. A pre-employment background check will be required. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will also be required.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

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