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Assistant Professor

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The Department of Athletic Training at Duquesne University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (non-tenure track).  

The Department of Athletic Training and the Health Sciences Program strive to provide students with a high quality educational experience, in order to facilitate their development as evidence-driven, patient-oriented healthcare professionals who are prepared for the ever-changing health care market.  Health Sciences students are provided with a comprehensive health and exercise science based curriculum, steeped in basic and applied science coursework, as well as a comprehensive liberal arts foundation.  The program’s agile curricular framework enables students to customize their educational experience in order to meet their professional and educational aspirations.  High quality research facilities enable Department faculty to pursue independent and collaborative research initiatives, as well as engage in interprofessional teaching and scholarly activities.  

Qualifications:  Interested candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Nutrition, or related field.  Candidates should also possess a minimum of 2-3 years of college or university teaching experience in the areas of Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and/or Nutrition.   

Responsibilities: This position is a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure stream appointment with primary assignment to the faculty of the Health Sciences Program in the Department of Athletic Training.  Faculty responsibilities for this position include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as appropriate, mentoring health sciences students within the program, pursuing scholarship and service commensurate with the non-tenure track appointment.  In addition to teaching responsibilities, this individual will be engaged with the development of and guiding students through capstone and experiential learning opportunities.  The faculty member will contribute to the missions of both the Department of Athletic Training and the John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences.  The faculty member will have the opportunity to contribute to the on-going development and implementation of a new Health Sciences Program.  Furthermore, applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the University mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University.  

Duquesne University is a private, Catholic, co-educational university with approximately 10,000 students.  Duquesne University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a RU/H Research University.  The University is located on a private, 44-acre campus, which overlooks the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty community that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA, and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples. Our Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students." Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission. Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

The appointment begins July 1, 2022. Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Nominations and expressions of interest will be treated in confidence and must include: 1) a letter of application reflecting qualifications and interests; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement of not more than two pages that is inclusive of your teaching philosophy, approach to teaching, and a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to your teaching, mentoring styles and approaches; 4) transcripts of academic work; and 5) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references (including a brief statement indicating the nature of the relationship with each reference).

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by April 21, 2022.  All applications will be processed through the Interfolio system:

To learn more about Duquesne University and the Rangos School of Health Sciences please visit:

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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