DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY
Instructional Faculty in Exercise and Sport Science
Temple University’s College of Public Health strives to solve health’s complexities for a better tomorrow. Our faculty prepare researchers, practitioners, and educators to collaborate across disciplines to understand community needs, create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care. We invite applications for a non-tenure track faculty member to teach Exercise and Sport Science courses beginning August 2020.
Qualifications. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated professional with a background in exercise and sport science or related field to teach undergraduate introduction to exercise and sport science, advanced exercise physiology, and internship in exercise and sport science courses. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of teaching undergraduate exercise science. In addition, a clinical background, experience teaching or coordinating internship experiences, and professional certifications is highly desirable. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. Rank is open at the level of instructor, assistant, associate, or full professor dependent on qualifications. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education, research, and practice.
The Department. The Kinesiology Department is respected for its undergraduate and graduate programs, research, and service to the University. The undergraduate program is comprised of degrees in exercise and sports science and kinesiology. The Department is well known for its educational service to students across the College and University at large. This includes the delivery of lecture/lab-based courses in anatomy and physiology, physiology of physical activity, and strength and conditioning, as well as very popular physical activity courses. Fourteen full-time faculty and approximately 60 adjunct faculty (primarily serving the physical activity courses) serve the Department.
The exercise and sport science program offers courses on physical fitness and training related to two areas of focus: health (involving populations that are either healthy or have pre-existing medical conditions) and performance (involving populations whose primary goals are athletic, competitive, or related to sports performance). To help prepare students for careers in these two areas of focus, exercise and sport science students have the opportunity to learn in the recently renovated Exercise and Sport Science Labs which include new equipment for assessment of VO2max, body composition, movement analysis, and sports performance. Additionally, exercise and sport science students are required to complete two internships to enhance their knowledge and skills in health and/or performance-related fitness.
The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for academic programming and research, the College of Public Health, a CEPH-accredited school of public health, is a constellation of academic units of public health, social work, and health profession disciplines, enrolling 4,300 students. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other major funders. The College has recently launched a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice. We are harnessing the collective energies of our clinical disciplines through an emerging, innovative framework for interprofessional education.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers including CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.
To Apply. Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, and names of at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sara Kovacs, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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