Assistant Professor Position in Kinesiology and Exercise Science

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Assistant Professor Position in Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Illinois College invites applications for an assistant professor of kinesiology and exercise science to begin August 2020.

The ideal candidate will be committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Teaching duties include biomechanics, exercise physiology, and exercise testing. An ability to teach nutrition, personal wellness/health, and human biology strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a research program with undergraduate students and to mentor students preparing for many different careers.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently, our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to new teaching approaches.

The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Required: Ph.D. (or ABD) in kinesiology, exercise science, exercise physiology, or a related discipline. With extensive experience, master’s degree may be considered.

Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to [email protected]. On the subject line, please put Attn: Dr. Laura Corey, Chair of the Kinesiology Search Committee.

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or similar documents)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body as well as mentoring experience
  • An example of scholarly work
  • Contact information for three references and/or three letters of reference

Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.




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Posted: 10/11/2019
Application Due: 5/13/2020
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