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Tenure-Track Faculty: Open Rank, Exercise Science Program, Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Science

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT



Position ID: 162751
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Department: Exercise Science

Applications Open: May 24, 2023
Applications Close: Open until Filled


Job Description:

The Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Science and Exercise Science Program at Sacred Heart University is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Exercise Science. Rank will be commensurate with education and experience. 


The faculty member will teach undergraduate coursework in the Bachelor of Science Exercise Science Program and within the Master of Science Exercise & Sport Science Program; advise undergraduate students; conduct independent and collaborative research; promote program growth and academic quality; demonstrate research productivity by producing peer-reviewed presentations and publications and contribute to the program's educational and service initiatives. We seek candidates with research interests and teaching experience that complement and strengthen current research programs by the Exercise Science faculty. 


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Appointments are scheduled to begin August 23, 2023. 



Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must hold a PhD in a Sport Science-related field (includes but not limited to Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Motor Control & Behavior, Data Analytics).

  • Commitment to teaching excellence. 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in an educational environment.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate:

  • Previous college or university-level teaching experience, particularly in the areas of exercise physiology, kinesiology, motor control & behavior, or data analytics.

  • A record of research/scholarship. 

  • Professional certification (e.g., ACSM EP-C, NSCA CSCS, CPSS)

  • Work and/or consulting experience with athletes or athletic teams. 

Additional Information:
Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence is the recognition that our institution's success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alums, and surrounding community. It is a mastery of inclusion that fosters a consistent sense of belonging. Inclusive Excellence is aspirational and is the pillar that guides the mission, vision, and function of this unity.


To achieve Inclusive Excellence, our personal and organizational responsibilities are to:

  • Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed. 

  • Participate in educational and developmental activities to increase awareness and competencies of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole.

  • Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Inclusive Excellent statements

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted starting immediately and will continue on a rolling basis. Initial interviews will be via Zoom followed by on-campus interviews.

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live. 

Posted May 2023.

Department Chair - Physical Therapy & Kinesiology

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Lowell, MA



Job no: 517208
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physical Therapy & Kinesiology
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

Applications Open: December 15, 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled


General Summary of Position:

The Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology (PTK) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks a visionary leader for the position of department chair and invites applicants with a strong track record in external funding to complement its research programs including, but not limited to, rehabilitation sciences, digital health, movement sciences, human performance, robotics or kinesiology-related fields. Candidates with a strong record of federal funding and higher education leadership are of particular interest. The appointment is expected to be at the associate or full professor level with tenure.

The Physical Therapy and Kinesiology Department is located within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, a dynamic, and growing college that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical, and translational areas. An active research initiative with supports from diverse and committed community partnerships support both the research and educational programs. The chair will work with all department chairs in the College and demonstrate a collaborative team approach to leadership and interdisciplinary program support and building within the university and beyond.

The PTK department offers the BS degree in exercise science (ES), along with a long-standing, accredited, doctoral degree in physical therapy (DPT). The chair will facilitate growth of current programs and development of additional graduate programming, promote the scholarly agenda of the department, and advance student learning and success. The chair will also seek to broaden the vibrant and sustainable clinical partnerships of the department, which further enrich and support the academic programs that offer hands-on professional training and experience. It is critical that the chair possess the ability to nurture and support a research culture in the college and the department as the university works towards strengthening its status as an R1 university. Leadership teams in the college and department will support the chair in carrying out the department’s academic mission.


The PTK department has benefited from improvements in academic programs over the past 4 years, as well as a name change that broadened the name to include both kinesiology and physical therapy. In addition to improvements in academic programs, the department has benefited from two major improvements in facilities. In the Fall of 2021, the PTK faculty moved into a modern building that consolidated the faculty and central department administration offices in a contiguous space. At the same time, the teaching and research labs moved into a renovated space specifically designed to enhance teaching and research.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is situated in the heart of New England on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful a hub of invention and innovation and the birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Proximity to Boston is a benefit in promoting academic and industry partnerships as well as connecting to the outstanding medical and health resources so abundant in this area.


The university is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage applicants from underrepresented populations to identify strengths in this area.


Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • An academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DHSc, ScD) from an accredited university in physical therapy, exercise science, kinesiology, or related field

  • Evidence of excellence in leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Strong track record in externally funded research

  • Substantial publication record

  • Demonstrated excellence in mentoring, teaching, and service

  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups and interdisciplinary teams

  • Previous rank of associate or full professor with tenure

  • Experience in fostering partnerships within the university and with outside partners, especially in industry


Additional Considerations:

  • Experience in a prior formal leadership role and ability to successfully collaborate with the faculty, the dean, and upper administration

  • Experience recruiting faculty with strong research agendas and mentoring them through the tenure process

  • Experience in externally accredited undergraduate (such as ACSM) and graduate (such as CAPTE) programs, with the ability to develop, implement and evaluate curricula


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled with a goal of a September 1, 2023 start date. However, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.


Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter which includes the following:

    • Description of your past leadership experiences and mentoring activities

    • Vision for advancing the department

  • Teaching Philosophy and list of courses taught

  • Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals: Please submit two or three significant, relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Research Statement listing accomplishments and future plans

  • Names and contact information of three professional references will be required at the time of application process. (One should be a current/former supervisor.) References will not be contacted until after the candidate visits campus and with candidate consent.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Posted December 2022.

Lecturer in Anatomy & Physiology - Department of Kinesiology

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amherst, MA


Job no: 516754
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Kinesiology

Union: MSP

Salary: $57,000

Application Review Opens: December 15, 2022
Application Review Closes: Open until filled


About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


About the Department of Kinesiology

The world-renowned Department of Kinesiology is one of six departments in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS). The department has 13 tenure-track faculty, 5 full-time lecturer faculty, 1 full-time undergraduate advisor, approximately 680 undergraduate majors and ~40 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Its research and teaching activities are organized into the areas of Biomechanics, Movement Neuroscience, Physiology, and Physical Activity & Health, with an array of well-equipped research laboratories within each area. Faculty are established and emerging leaders in their research fields, which range from the molecular basis of movement to community-based physical activity interventions, and on-campus leaders in teaching and educational innovation. The department boasts a highly cooperative and collegial environment that prioritizes diversity and inclusion for delivering high-caliber education and knowledge.


Job Summary

The Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, academic year (nine month), Lecturer Faculty to supervise delivery of our Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) laboratory sections. The successful candidate will work within a dynamic department to deliver student-centered learning experiences. This individual will be involved in lab management, teaching, and student support for our two large A&P courses.  

In addition to serving as a requirement for the B.S. in Kinesiology degree, our A&P courses satisfy prerequisites necessary for application to many graduate programs in the health sciences. Thus, our A&P courses serve students from across the University and Five Colleges. The person in this position will work with current A&P faculty to coordinate delivery of combined A&P lecture/lab courses. This position is responsible for oversight of lab instruction and involves both teaching and managing teaching assistants. Additional responsibilities include supply and equipment management for the A&P lab and an integrated teaching lab used for upper-level kinesiology courses. The successful applicant will teach in-person and online lecture sections of A&P.  Service work will include serving on department, school, and university committees, as needed.    


The Department of Kinesiology and The School of Public Health & Health Sciences are committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. A record of, or potential for, building diverse and effective collaborations in the workplace is positively considered. The department is interested in candidates with demonstrated commitment to teaching students with diverse learning styles, working with diverse populations, and contributing to the success of historically underrepresented students. There are multiple resources on campus for development in this area, including the Center for Teaching and Learning, which provides on-going professional development and individual instructional support for all interested faculty. Lecturers are a critical part of the faculty team and play an essential role in fulfilling the teaching mission of the department.


Candidates must have a professional profile appropriate for a September 1, 2023 appointment.

  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Biological Sciences, or related field.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Potential for fostering equity and inclusion.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an academic setting.


Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Teaching experience in-person and online.

  • Experience with team-based lab management and innovative pedagogical approaches including integration of interactive lab tools.

  • Evidence of ability to supervise teaching assistants.

  • Experience working in a teaching laboratory setting.

  • Experience teaching Anatomy & Physiology.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Typical office and laboratory environment.

Additional Information

The anticipated start date is September 1, 2023.

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week.

Salary Information

The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package. The minimum starting salary for a 9-month appointment in a Lecturer position at the University of Massachusetts is $57,000 and the initial two-year contract provides the opportunity to work towards a continuous appointment with a unique promotion program for Lecturers.  


This fully benefitted, non-tenure track position is in the MSP/MTA bargaining unit. Details on benefits can be found at

Application Instructions

Along with the application, please submit the following required, application materials:

  • Cover letter.

  • Curriculum vitae.

  • Statement of teaching philosophy that includes their teaching interests, experience, and how they have promoted diversity and inclusivity in their teaching.

  • Contact information for three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted until finalists are invited and give consent.

The application review process will begin December 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions about this position, department, or university in general, contact Jay Gump, Search Committee Chair at  Please indicate “Faculty Search - A&P” in the subject line of email correspondence. 

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

Posted December 2022.

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