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Job ID: 138368

Special Instructor - Exercise Science
Oakland University

Date Posted Feb. 11, 2020
Title Special Instructor - Exercise Science
University Oakland University
Rochester, MI, United States
Department School of Health Sciences, Exercise Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2020
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Sport & Exercise Science
    Physiology/Exercise Physiology
    Physical Education & Kinesiology
    Health Sciences - General

Job Description:
The School of Health Sciences at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan invites qualified persons with a passion for Exercise Science to apply for a full-time special instructor appointment.

The Department of Human Movement Science, Exercise Program at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan invites applications for a Special Instructor to begin August 15, 2020. The key responsibilities are: development, management, and assessment of student internship and practicum experiences; engaging community partner coordination; maintaining relevancy with professional practices and trends; providing students with professional career guidance; teaching in an area of academic expertise; and contributing to university and community service. Qualifications include a minimum attainment of a master’s degree completed by August 15, 2020, as well as relevant experience with clinical, fitness and/or wellness centers.Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed to work effectively managing the internship and practicum site experiences. Applicants with experience in clinical settings, experience in academic settings, and/or who hold an ACSM certification are especially encouraged to apply. The expertise of the candidate to support and extend the current exercise science faculty will be considered to determine teaching responsibilities.

Candidates must demonstrate experience with, and a commitment to, diversity and inclusion.

Minimimum Qualifications:
Minimum requirements are a masters degree in exercise science or related field and experience in clinical, fitness and/or wellness centers.

School/College/Dept Summary:
The School of Health Sciences serves over 2000 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-professional students through a singular model of advancing community-engaged translational relationships and connecting theory to best practices. There are four thematic areas. Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences – programs include medical laboratory science, histotechnology, radiologic technology, nuclear medicine, and pre-clinical professions. Human Movement Science – the bachelor of science in exercise science and pre-PT concentration, prepare students for careers and graduate opportunities, including our master of science in exercise science, the doctor of physical therapy, post-professional certificates and doctor of science research degree. Public and Environmental Wellness – comprehensive programs consist of undergraduate wellness and health promotion, undergraduate and graduate environmental health and safety, and the master of public health. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences – the undergraduate health sciences degree program offers concentrations in nutrition, holistic health, and interdisciplinary pre-health professions, while the applied health sciences program offers degree completion opportunities for health specialized associate degree holders. Our beautiful platinum LEED-certified campus facilities and broad clinical and community-based opportunities offer an ideal supportive environment for students, faculty, staff and partners to create and enjoy innovative learning, meaningful service, and vibrant research pursuits – in purpose for health.

OU Standard:
Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

Special Instructions:
Application Information: Position begins August 15, 2020. Review will begin February 24, 2020 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries are encouraged. Please contact Dr. Charles R.C. Marks at

Candidates will provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

  • Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Contact Information

  • Charles R. C. Marks, Ph.D.
    School of Health Sciences, Excercise Science
    Oakland University
    433 Meadow Brook Road
    Human Health Building
    Rochester, MI 48309
  • 248 364 8687


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