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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

Murray State University

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Health & Medical, Exercise Science & Kinesiology
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Title:

Instructor/Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

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Employment Term:

Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty (Tenure-Track)


Applied Health Sciences

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Full-time position to begin August 2022.

Murray State University is seeking qualified applicants for a 9-month assistant professor (preferred) position or instructor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Instructional responsibilities will support the undergraduate degree in exercise science. The successful candidate should possess strengths in the following areas including but not limited to: Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology Lab, Scholarly Writing in the Health Sciences, Exercise Instruction, and Exercise Testing Lab. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to innovative, high-quality classroom instruction to include a commitment to active learning and the use of technology to promote excellence in learning. The Exercise Science program emphasizes critical thinking, written communication skills, and the application of theory and research for evidence-based practice. A commitment to academic advising, engaging in scholarly activity and research, and providing service to the program, department, college, university, and community is expected. Additionally, the faculty member will assist the program with advising, curricular development, accreditation reporting, marketing, and recruitment.

Minimum Education Requirements:

A candidate with a Doctorate degree in Exercise Physiology or closely related discipline with a background in applied exercise physiology is preferred. A Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology or closely related discipline with experience in applied exercise physiology is required for the rank of Instructor.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Strong communication skills and demonstrated collaborative abilities. An American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification as an exercise physiologist or clinical exercise physiologist, or other related national certification. Commitment to involvement in professional organizations. Expertise in working with diverse clinical populations
Note: If the successful candidate is master’s prepared, the position will be filled as a non-tenure track, instructor. If the successful candidate holds a terminal degree, the position will be filled as a tenure-track, assistant professor.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching philosophy
• Statement of research interests
• Copies of transcripts

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by September 6, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.


As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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