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Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology (Tenure track)
Simmons University

Date Posted Sep. 10, 2021
Title Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology (Tenure track)
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Physical Education & Kinesiology

The Exercise Science program, located within the Department of Biology at Simmons University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology to begin in January 2022.

We seek an innovative educator and scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, creative curriculum development, an active research agenda, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the University. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students, staff and faculty across a broad range of social and personal identities, abilities and perspectives. The primary area of expertise is open, but should complement existing departmental strengths in the Biology Department.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Exercise Physiology courses as well as upper level electives, along with a willingness to teach interdisciplinary courses in the Honors and General Education (PLAN) programs. In addition, the candidate will develop and maintain an active research program in Exercise Science that involves undergraduate student participation in BSL2 research labs. Responsibilities also include advising and mentoring students, participation in curriculum development, and service on departmental, college, and university committees.

Applicants should have a PhD in Exercise Physiology or related field, or a PhD expected to be completed by the time of the appointment. Expertise in physiologic response to exercise, physical activity epidemiology, public health or translational research is welcomed as is post-doctoral experience. Additional qualifications include evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the ability to establish an active research program with undergraduates. The Exercise Science program prepares students for entry into Simmons' Physical Therapy program, as well as for careers in exercise science, occupational therapy, and other health professions.

Located in the Longwood Medical area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons faculty and staff are committed to the mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. Simmons University strives for inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience and to become the most inclusive campus in New England. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives are sought. Simmons is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty.

The position is available January 2022 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2021. To apply, please upload all of the following to the resume section of the online application:
  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • statement of research interests (including proposed research projects to be done with Simmons undergraduate students)
  • three professional letters of reference when requested

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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