Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Defiance, Ohio
Nov 18, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Exercise Science (ESCI). Responsibilities include a 24-credit per year teaching load focused upon a variety of courses that may include Introduction to Allied Health, Fitness and Wellness Programming, Pharmacology, and Sport and Fitness Nutrition, along with the supervision of ESCI internships and field experiences. This faculty member may also provide instructional support in the program area of Sport Management. The position duties also include academic advising; assisting with program leadership and curriculum development; committee work; and service to the college.

The successful candidate must have a completed doctorate in a field pertinent to Exercise Science; ABD will be considered but faculty rank would be at the Instructor level.  Professional certification through ACSM and/or NSCA and work experience in an allied health setting is also desired. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong teaching record, innovative ideas for course development and pedagogy, and a willingness to help students apply their work both inside and outside the classroom in creative ways.

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The campus is located on 150 acres in a residential area in the city of Defiance in Northwest Ohio. Defiance is a college where students learn to lead and serve in a democracy; learn to understand, appreciate, and have the skills to interact with other cultures; and learn to not only receive knowledge but to make their own knowledge by engaging in interactive experiences.  Our Vision creates an educational experience of engagement in civic, cultural, and learning dimensions for all students and is home to the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a unique research program serving as a focal point for teaching, service, scholarship, and action to improve the human condition.  

To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements of the position with salary expectations, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), and contact information of four professional references electronically to: [email protected].

Additional information about Defiance College is available at Position start date is anticipated for August, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially encouraged to apply.

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