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Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, School of Human Services, CECH

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to nearly 48,000 students, about 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

About the University of Cincinnati and the School of Human Services

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, and being recognized as a top research university, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.6 billion.

Based on the Carnegie Foundation Classification System, The University of Cincinnati ( is a Doctoral Granting Research University with very high research activity (RU/VH). It is part of Ohio’s higher education system with approximately 47,000 students in attendance (11,500 graduate students).

The Exercise Science Program is located within the School of Human Services in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. The School also includes undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Administration, Behavior Analysis, School Psychology, Counseling, Health Promotion & Education, and Substance Abuse Counseling. The School is a leader in online course and program development, and there are many active collaborative activities across programs and with community partners.

About the Program

The Exercise Science program at the University of Cincinnati is housed in the School of Human Services within the College of Education Criminal Justice, and Human Services. The Program directly offers a B.S. in Exercise Science and a M.S. in Health and Wellness Management, with future plans to develop additional degrees and minors (including a graduate-level degree in the area of sport performance) and to pursue national program accreditation.

Students seeking the B.S. degree are interested in careers in strength and conditioning, fitness center management, wellness programming, cardiac rehabilitation, clinical exercise physiology and more. The curriculum has a science base with robust applied practical learning opportunities and prepares students to sit for the NSCA-CSCS and ACSM-EP credentials upon graduation. The M.S. in Health and Wellness Management is an online graduate program focusing on wellness program leadership and health and wellness coaching.

The Exercise Science program is located on the main campus of the University of Cincinnati, in the recently renovated Teachers-Dyer Complex. The program oversees two lab spaces within the building, focused on strength, performance, and exercise physiology. Both lab spaces are equipped with current technology and equipment for practical teaching and research activities. Faculty within the program frequently collaborate with cross-campus and community partners on various research and service-related projects in the areas of fitness, sport performance, and wellness.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati is seeking up to two faculty members to join our growing programs in Exercise Science.

Essential Functions

The 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Exercise Science positions are responsible for:

  • Maintaining an active research agenda in the area of Exercise Science including publications, presentations, grant writing and/or pursuit of external funding consistent with the Program and University focus on research excellence.
  • Teaching Exercise Science undergraduate and graduate courses including online courses such as exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, strength and conditioning, and related courses.
  • Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Working collaboratively across disciplines within and outside the Program (e.g., research, curricular development, service).
  • Assisting with program growth and development including curriculum and degree planning.
  • Engaging in university, professional, and community service such as committee participation, curriculum development, professional service relevant to the applicant's line of inquiry.
Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of appointment:

  • Earned Doctorate in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, or related field.
  • An active and thematic research agenda, evidenced by multiple peer-reviewed publications and presentations at the national or international level.
  • Submission of at least one external funding proposal.
  • Experience teaching at least two different undergraduate or graduate Exercise Science courses (online or in-person; instructor-of-record or TA experience is acceptable).
Application Information

To apply for the position, please complete an online application. Applications require:

  • Cover letter- In your cover letter, please speak to the following: (1) Your long-term goals as a scholar, especially as they relate to the UC Exercise Science program, (2) Your experiences and goals as an educator, and (3) How you can contribute to one or more areas of potential program growth detailed above.
  • Curriculum vita
  • Official transcripts of all college work
  • The names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Please use the "Additional Documents" option as needed for these documents.

Candidates may be asked to submit teaching philosophy and/or research statements at a later date.

Review of applications will begin October 9, 2023. Start date for the position is August 15, 2024. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please direct all questions and other correspondence to:

Gabe Sanders, PhD
Search Committee Chair
Exercise Science Program
CECH | School of Human Services
University of Cincinnati
PO BOX 210068
Cincinnati, OH 45221

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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