Visiting Assistant / Associate Professor of Exercise Science
Visiting Assistant / Associate Professor of Exercise Science
Job ID: 222881
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community - https://visitcolumbusga.com.
Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.
Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.
Columbus State University invites outstanding candidates to apply for the position of Visiting Assistant / Associate Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in the College of Education and Health Professions. This position is a non-tenure-track faculty position with a start date of August 2021 and a tentative end date of May 2022.
Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate Exercise Science / Kinesiology courses; developing and maintaining an active scholarly agenda; and performing service at all levels to support and advance the missions of the department, college, and university; and performing related tasks necessary to ensure excellence in Exercise Science at Columbus State University. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, demonstrate
exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and the community of practice, and engage in practices that support the University's focus on student engagement and active learning.
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences offers the B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science and M.S in Exercise Science. The program houses a human performance laboratory that is more than 1,400 square feet and includes a Parvomedics Metabolic Cart, GE Lunar DXA, Bod Pod, multiple BIA devices, Accupower force plate, Lode Excalibur Cycle Ergometer, Brower Timing System, Lactate Scout, Monark Cycle Ergometers, Cholestech LDX, Zephyr BioHarness, LOGIQ e ultrasound, accelerometers/pedometers, and other equipment related to lab experiences (e.g., blood pressure monitors, skinfold calipers, and heart rate monitors).
Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, or related field, from a regionally accredited institution (ABD candidates considered); excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work effectively as a team member; ability to teach a variety of courses in the B.S. Kinesiology and/or M.S. Exercise Science programs; a record of successful research and publication or strong evidence of potential; a record of service and involvement in the profession; and the ability to use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
Preferred qualifications include the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses such as Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Psychology, Advanced Exercise Testing & Prescription, Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology; have active participation and certification from the ACSM or NSCA; and have successful experience teaching at the college level.
Required Documents to Attach
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to the second round of interviews)
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Research Interests
- Copy of recent paper presentation or publication
- Three references with emails and current telephone numbers
All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. Electronic transcripts preferred. Please direct them to [email protected]). If mailed, please mail them to Dr. Jan Burcham, COEHP, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan G. Burcham, Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or email to [email protected].
Conditions of Employment
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.
To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=30000&JobOpeningId=222881&PostingSeq=1
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