Clinical Applied Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Program Director
University of Hartford
Open until filled
The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Clinical track faculty, Program Director of Exercise Science position at the rank of Assistant Professor. After program start-up, the candidate will be expected to teach 6 classes per year with administrative course reduction.
The chosen candidate's primary responsibilities will include the following: developing resources for programmatic growth and sustainability; developing strategic partnerships, alliances, and collaborations both on and off-campus; broadening collaboration with the University's athletics department; mentoring and support of faculty; and fostering interdisciplinary research. Candidates should demonstrate strategic thinking skills, organizational savvy and be visionary, creative and inspirational. Effective group communication skills and capacity to assimilate organizational vision, mission, values, and goals are highly desirable traits and instrumental for the success of the Exercise Science Program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate professional productivity as evidenced by sustained excellence and innovation in their practice, and service to academic, professional, or Hartford area communities. Candidates will be expected to remain active in clinical or professional practice and contribute to the profession through publications, presentations, or other publicly disseminated work. Clinical-applied faculty are expected to engage in professional productivity, as well as to actively participate in departmental and school committees, advise students, and contribute to student recruitment and retention. The initial Clinical/Applied contract is 1-2 years and subsequent longer-term contracts are based on review of performance and the continuing need for the position. The new entry-level BS degree program in Exercise Science will consist of an innovative curriculum, attractive to students interested in pursuing a career in exercise science and sports medicine. This program will also serve as the direct-entry pathway to the established Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Outfitted laboratories/teaching spaces in our new academic building will host the students and faculty in this program. There will be also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program.
The requirements for this position include an advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D., D.Sc., Ed.D., M.D., D.O., or equivalent; terminal degree preferred) in a health-related field from an accredited institution at the time of appointment; exemplary interpersonal skills; and teaching experience in higher education settings in an exercise and/or health-related field. Preferred applicants will also possess certifications or specialization in exercise or sports medicine; a history of supervisory and/or leadership experience; experience establishing clinical and community partnerships; evidence of curriculum design and development; involvement in professional organizations (ACSM, NSCA, AMSSM, or equivalent).
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The University of Hartford is committed to anti-racist values and actions; candidates should provide examples of their anti-racist values and actions. The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.
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Assistant Professor of Biomechanics/Kinesiology
The University of Rhode Island
Applications due Dec. 21, 2020
The Department of Kinesiology at The University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biomechanics position starting in the 2021-2022 academic year.
The Kinesiology department is located within the recently formed College of Health Sciences, which is part of the University's Academic Health Collaborative ( and the Institute for Integrated Health and Innovation ( The Kinesiology department includes undergraduate programs, a graduate program (M.S. in Kinesiology) and has a specialization track in the College of Health Sciences Ph.D. in Health Sciences. In addition, the College values interdisciplinary research efforts and the College and Department align with the URI Ryan Institute for Neuroscience ( The College and University also have a growing interest in offering courses through an online format.
The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) exercise science program, seek and secure external funding while developing an independent line of research in biomechanics or related movement science field, advise students, participate in collaborative research projects and participate in service activities at the university, college, and department levels along with service to the profession.
Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00213). Please attach only the following 4 (pdf) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position, (#2) Curriculum Vitae, (#3) Two page five-year research plan, and (#4) "Other Document" - three names and contact information for three references.
Applications must be submitted online only.
The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.
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