Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance in Exercise Science

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Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance in Exercise Science Status

The Department of Health and Human Performance at Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Exercise Science to begin August 2021. Nebraska Wesleyan, located in Lincoln, the capital city of Nebraska, is a nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts institution with approximately 2,100 students and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Final rank upon hire will be determined by the Provost commensurate with experience and education.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, a generous holiday schedule, and undergraduate tuition remission for employee’s dependents among other benefits.

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Mission statement:

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern.

Health and Human Performance Department Mission Statement:

Our mission is to foster the development of students' understanding and application of theoretical and practical science in the areas of health sciences, pedagogy, and sport management.

Exercise Science/Health and Fitness Studies Mission Statement:

To develop students’ knowledge, critical thinking skills, and values to serve and perform successfully in a diverse array of allied health and wellness professions.


We encourage candidates who are prepared to teach courses in Human Nutrition, Exercise Testing & Programming, and Research & Statistical Methods. Other courses may include Motor Learning & Control, Biomechanics & Kinesiology and Physiology of Exercise. The candidate will also assist in academic and career advisement of undergraduate students and contribute to faculty governance.


Candidates must:

  • Have received a doctoral degree with specialty in Exercise Science or a closely related area from an accredited institution by August 2021 or is near completion (ABD).
  • Demonstrate a commitment to engaging, innovative, and evidence-informed teaching incorporating diverse instructional methods.
  • Mentor undergraduate students in research experiences.
  • Have a teaching philosophy that incorporates diversity and inclusion.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills
  • Dynamic and team-oriented with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong commitment to student-centered active learning and student engagement activities
  • Demonstrated engagement in scholarly and/or professional development activities
SalaryDOE/QCommitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following to URL:

  • a letter of interest outlining qualifications,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a teaching philosophy statement that demonstrates how they are able to enhance and embrace the University’s core values of diversity and inclusion,
  • unofficial graduate transcripts,
  • the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references

Review of applications will begin November 2, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.




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Job No:
Posted: 10/6/2020
Application Due: 12/17/2020
Work Type: Full Time