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Assistant Professor Exercise Science

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Georgia College & State University
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Georgia College & State Univ

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor Exercise Science
Location: Georgia College & State Univ
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 271764
About Us

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices. One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors, 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.

As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), GCSU is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values academic preeminence, interdisciplinary inquiry and an inclusive learning community. GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction - among other ranking sources.

Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student engagement and experiential learning through high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, diversity, study abroad opportunities, mentored undergraduate research and a capstone project that fosters intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry and critical thinking.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, '45, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the university. Milledgeville is located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville - Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College & State University is committed to protecting academic freedom in addition to supporting the freedom of expression as outlined in the University System of Georgia's Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom policy and its Ethics Code of Conduct. For more information, visit us online at gcsu.edu.

Job Summary

Primary purpose of this position is to teach courses in the BS Exercise Science program. This position is tenure-track with a 4/4 teaching load per semester. Scholarship and Service are also components of a tenure-track line. The School of Health & Human Performance (which is in the College of Health Sciences) is committed to hiring faculty who have a passion for teaching and learning and a desire for high levels of academic and professional student engagement both within and outside of the classroom.

Faculty - Teaching/Instructing -

    Teach undergraduate and potentially graduate students in the some of the following courses: kinesiology, exercise physiology, applied research in exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, biochemistry, or others as appropriate for area of expertise.

    This tenure-track position is required to teach a 4/4 load - which is considered a full teaching load.

Faculty ¿ Scholarship/Professional Development -

    Tenure-track faculty are expected to conduct research/scholarship and contribute to the Exercise Science/Kinesiology body of knowledge through personal and collaborative means.

    Examples include, but are not limited to:

      Publications (editing, citations)

      Presentations at professional meetings

      Publication; peer reviewed scholarship

      Current work in circulation or in progress

      Grants received or applied for

      Membership and participation in professional organizations

      Other professional service of development activities

    Ability to develop and demonstrate knowledge of current philosophies, practices, and theories related to the academic discipline

Faculty - Service to Institution -

    All faculty are expected to maintain involvement in University, College, and Departmental/School service and active engagement in professional service at the national/international/regional/state or community levels.

Faculty - Public Service -

    Public Service is often a part of faculty service expectations and might include activities such as the following:

    Consulting work

    Provide continuing education service, instruction, or program development for department, school, college, or university

    Membership and participation in community organizations

    Other significant services to the community

    Ability to work collegially with others in service to the broader University community.

Responsibilities

The appointment will be for a 10-month Academic Year with summer teaching optional.

Courses may include, but not be limited to exercise physiology, applied research in exercise science, clinical exercise physiology, biochemistry, human physiology, etc.In addition, candidates will support the department, college and university goals to benefit the educational mission of the University.

Candidates are expected to:
1. understand the principles associated with teaching and learning.

2. have strong communication skills.

3. have started developing a research agenda.

4. have demonstrable ability to work collegiality and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

5. be willing to learn how to become a better teacher.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. (terminal degree) in the discipline (exercise science, exercise physiology, sport physiology, kinesiology, sport sciences, etc.) at the time of the appointment is expected.


Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials)

Preferred Qualifications

Hiring preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's liberal arts mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

Evidence of innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.

Preferred Experience
Clinical experience in the field of kinesiology, sports science, cardiac rehab and/or physical therapy.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by GCSU.

Georgia College & State University is a national award-winning institution in areas of student success and achievement. It strives to achieve excellence in the composition of its community, educational programs, university policies, research and scholarship, campus life, employment practices, extracurricular activities, and community outreach. It is a priority of the university to be a welcoming and inclusive environment so that its campus culture will enhance the ability of its community members to succeed in their endeavors, to be respected as individuals, and to feel a sense of belonging. Please visit Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.

Organization

Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students -5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the College.  Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.

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Location
231 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville
GA
31061
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