Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

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Assistant Professor, Exercise Science



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Job Description Summary:

Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Exercise Science to begin in fall 2021. This re-posted listing is to meet the needs of a new and rapidly growing program, with approximately 100 students starting the program each year. Candidates interested in this position should have interest in being part of developing an effective and meaningful program that successfully advances students to pursing graduate interests or professional placement.

This Exercise Science position will complement existing programmatic expertise among faculty in the Department of Science within the College of Science and Humanities, which also offers undergraduate degrees in Health Sciences and Biology, with concentrations available in Biochemistry and Environmental Science. The Exercise Science program is offered in 2-tracks and serves students in preparation of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program as well as a professional development track.

Husson University is a private institution of approximately 3500 undergraduate and graduate students located in Bangor, Maine. The University is dedicated to offering premier professional programs designed to maximize experiential learning opportunities and student success. Bangor has been ranked as one of the top 50 small cities in the U.S. It offers a safe, affordable community with excellent education and healthcare, easy access to major urban centers, and a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities. Year-round activities can be enjoyed on the numerous lakes, trails, and ski areas. The University is approximately 40 minutes west of the Maine coast and the nearby mountains of Acadia National Park and an hour south of the newly designated Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities associated with this position include teaching exercise science courses for undergraduate students in the major. The successful candidate will also fulfill faculty expectations for teaching, advising, service, and scholarship as outlined in university policies. The position is requires
teaching 24 credits per academic year, with additional opportunities possible. Note: this is not an online position, candidates are expected to be on campus.

Education and Experience:

The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Exercise Science or a related area and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Candidates should also have the ability and desire to develop and direct scholarly research to engage undergraduate students in the applied areas of exercise science.

Preferred qualifications: Previous higher education teaching experience in the areas of exercise physiology, motor behavior, nutrition, test and measures, exercise prescription and related courses; external certification such as ACSM or CSCS; and experience with accreditation.

EEO Statement:

Husson University is an Equal Employment Opportunity.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, current CV with the names and contact information of three references, statement of teaching philosophy, and a research statement that emphasizes potential opportunities for undergraduate research.

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Posted: 9/10/2020
Application Due: 3/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time