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Director, Exercise & Human Performance Science Program, Full-Time, Tenure Track

York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA
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Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: School of Nursing and Health Professions
Locations:: York, PA
Posted:: Jan 5, 2022
Closes:: Apr 16, 2022 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 141215

About York College of Pennsylvania:

Established in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania is a private, four-year college located in the city of York, a hub of arts and industry between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Housed on 190 picturesque acres, the college is known for its focus on experiential learning and community engagement, serving over 4,000 undergraduate and 300+ graduate students in more than 70 baccalaureate majors, along with 20+ graduate and professional programs. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts and recognized for excellence in its professional nursing, business, engineering, and education programs, York is ranked among the nation's top 50 Best Value Schools by U.S. News. The College's robust recreation and athletics program is among the best in the region, and is home to 23 NCAA III Division sports teams and 30+ intramural sports. A Princeton Review Best Northeastern College, York prides itself on its experienced, engaged faculty; its high-impact and student-centric philosophy; and its long-standing commitment to affordability and accessibility.

York College is committed to building a diverse college community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Job Description:

Director, Exercise & Human Performance Science

The Dr. Donald E. and Lois J. Myers School of Nursing and Health Professions at York College of Pennsylvania is seeking experienced, innovative, and dynamic candidates for a new Exercise & Human Performance program. The Exercise & Human Performance program is a new bachelor's degree program that will begin accepting students for Fall 2022. This position is a full-time, tenure-track position. The School is devoted to building a diverse faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to support the development and sensitivity of a community of faculty, staff and students that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The successful candidate will have responsibilities which include program curriculum development, course development, lab development, recruitment of students, student advising, and internship co-op development. The director will provide collaborative leadership for matters related to accreditation/certification, teaching schedules, recruitment of new faculty, evaluation of faculty and staff performance, support for grant and external development opportunities, student advising, and formulation and implementation of strategic plans and policies.

The successful candidate is expected to teach in the exercise & human performance science curriculum, maintain an active research agenda in their field of expertise, and contribute service engagement to the College and community. Other teaching opportunities may be available across other disciplines.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Assure the development and delivery of an up-to-date curriculum in alignment with scientific, professional, and industry recommendations and best practices.
  • Develop, preparing, and deliver course plans and materials.
  • Create and supervise internships and experiential learning for exercise and human performance science major.
  • Recruit and advise students.
  • Develop the program lab, purchase equipment, supervise and provide testing in the human performance lab.
  • Recruit, retain, and develop a diverse, high-quality faculty by supporting faculty research, scholarship, teaching, partnerships, and external funding efforts.
  • Contribute to the continued development and success of the department through leadership in research, teaching, and service.
  • Manage the administrative and operational affairs of the department and advocate for the department across campus and outside the college.
  • Foster an environment that values shared governance, equity, dignity, justice, cultural competence, and academic freedom.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Candidates should have an established record of teaching and professional experience, scholarship activities, and service. The program director must have a doctoral degree in exercise physiology or a closely related field or at least one of the degrees in exercise physiology (Exercise physiology, Kinesiology, Physical therapy, health, human performance, etc.), have professional experience, teaching experience, and administrative experience in higher education.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in a related discipline and demonstrate evidence of scholarly potential.


Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills and have a strong commitment to working as part of a collaborative team in the Department of Health Professions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in Exercise physiology or closely related field
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience in higher education
  • 2-5 years of Administrative experience in the field (such as program chair, director, coordinator)
  • Professional certification in their field of expertise (such as ACSM, NSCA, IDEA, or NASM)
  • Professional experience in their field of experience (such as health, training, rehabilitation, strength & conditioning, etc.)
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication and interpersonal relationships and commitment to diverse learning and working environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health/clinical related experience, knowledge, background or certification is desired.
  • ACSM-CEP and Ep certification is highly desirable.
  • Strong background in experiential learning.
  • Served as a program chair or director is highly desired.
  • Strong administrative experience.
  • Evidence of supervising, testing and overseeing a human performance lab.
  • Ability to mentor and supervise internships in exercise science or other professional fields.

Additional Information:

York College of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a copy of York College's Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Campus Safety or visit the website: Annual Security Report

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should electronically submit cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, unofficial graduate transcripts.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022. For full consideration applications should be received by April 15, 2022.


YCP studentsA private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,000 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. 

York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.

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