Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Studies

Smith College
Northampton, MA

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Health & Medical, Exercise Science & Kinesiology
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Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Studies

Northampton, MA
Open Date:
Aug 15, 2023

 The Department of Exercise & Sport Studies at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position with expertise in human motor learning, rehabilitation science, and/or human movement neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2024.  Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with diverse students across the liberal arts. Teaching responsibilities for this position may include courses in Motor Learning/Skill Acquisition, Anatomy and Physiology, Rehabilitation Science. Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidate’s field of specialization. Candidates should have a strong foundation in human subjects research and be prepared to develop and engage students in a scholarly research program. Candidates who are knowledgeable about movement, sport and exercise and have the ability to apply motor learning concepts to coaching are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Movement Science or a relevant field is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in the field are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students can cross-enroll and faculty can cross-teach across the Five Colleges. The Department of Exercise and Sport Studies offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in movement, health, and sport as well as hands-on research opportunities in our labs. Our department also hosts a graduate program in coaching education, blending applied classroom instruction with coaching experience. Details about the Department of Exercise and Sport Studies may be found at

As set forth in our mission and values, Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty.  The College will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination. 

Application Instructions:
Submit application at  with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement (see link research statement, teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and the contact information for three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on October 15th. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.





Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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