Assistant Professor - Kinesiology (Strength and Conditioning)

Cortland, NY
Oct 22, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Details

Position Information

Budget TitleASSISTANT PROFESSOR 10 MONTHSCampus TitleAssistant Professor - Kinesiology (Strength and Conditioning)School/DivisionAcademic Affairs, Division ofDepartmentKinesiologyFaculty Sub-TypeFT FacultySalary LevelA5Salary RangeMid to high 50'sPosition EffortFull-TimeIf Part-Time, enter FTE:If Temporary, enter End Date:Position Summary

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

The Kinesiology Department is housed in the College’s School of Professional Studies. The degrees offered include: B.S. in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness Development, Coaching, and Sport Studies. A Master’s of Exercise Science degree is also offered. The proposal for a new M.S. in Athletic Training is currently being reviewed. The department has 26 full-time faculty members who readily engage their 800 students in teaching, research, and service activities.

The department is member of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) and recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The Athletic Training Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE). The department is characterized by a creative and collaborative faculty who foster learning through innovative classrooms, symposia (e.g. Sports Medicine), research, and service learning within the classrooms and in the community.

The department actively promotes equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice, incorporates various approaches to transformational technology, and has accessible, unique, laboratory equipment to provide the necessary experiences to meet student learning objectives. It also has several student clubs (Athletic Training, Dartfish, FIT) that provide avenues of student growth within and outside the department.
Internationally, the Kinesiology Department has affiliations with colleges in England, Germany and Australia. Several students have gained excellent learning experiences through these transformational opportunities.

Candidates are encouraged to review the department website at for further information.

Major Responsibilities

Serve as full-time tenure track assistant professor of Kinesiology; teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Kinesiology and/or other courses assigned by the department chair; seeking to hire for teaching courses/subject areas related to strength and conditioning and/or related coursework. Other courses/subject areas may become available within the department; develop an active research agenda that leads to nationally/ internationally refereed publications and presentations; seek funding to support research agenda; direct graduate/undergraduate research projects provide service to the department, school, college, and university participate in professional organizations; advise students.

Our program emphasizes experiential learning and is committed to the practice-to-theory-to-practice model of teaching. Successful candidates are expected to have a commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice; a passion for exercise and sport with well-developed understanding of the complexities of the clinical fields; a desire to contribute to a culture of inclusivity and diversity through teaching, scholarship or service; ability to provide leadership in teaching research or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment; a desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds; commitment to improving access to higher education for all students regardless of background, and; commitment to educating students to become global citizens.

Functional and Supervisory RelationshipsRequired Qualifications

Doctorate in Kinesiology, or closely-related field. Candidates who are ABD may be considered with expected completion of doctorate one year from appointment date. Please note: Reappointment will not be considered without completed Ph.D. prior to review date.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated research experience and evidence of University-level teaching; ability to successfully deliver undergraduate and/or graduate coursework with a specialization in strength and conditioning, including courses such as: Principles of Strength and Conditioning, Neuromuscular Fitness Assessment and Programming, Introduction to Kinesiology, Research Skills in Kinesiology, Pre-internship in Fitness, Internship in Fitness, or other courses assigned within the department; practical experiences and research productivity in strength and conditioning highly desired; certifications (e.g. ACSM, NSCA). Ability to administer NSCA-Educational Recognition Program.

EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

Posting Detail Information

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  1. Cover Letter
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