As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sports Science who will promote our Catholic Franciscan Mission and Identity by teaching and directing research projects being conducted by our students. The candidate should have a strong interest in teaching, advising, and mentoring our students.
The candidate should be comfortable teaching a broad range of topics within the overall field of exercise and sports science. Within that field, it is expected that the candidate will have a center of expertise in one or more of the following three areas: (1) strength and conditioning, (2) physiology of exercise and/or (3) clinical exercise physiology.
We invite applications for a full-time faculty appointment in Exercise and Sports Science to start no later than January 2024.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Have the expertise and academic background to be able to teach undergraduate (BS degree) students in a wide range of exercise science courses.
- Advise students on their academic progress and their intended career paths.
- Actively participate in existing student retention.
- Be active in new student recruitment and advising efforts, including those that occur over the summer.
- Remain current in areas related to academic and intellectual areas of excellence.
- Mentor students working on research projects.
- Participate on departmental and university-wide committees.
- Actively work on course-level and curricular revisions.
The ideal candidate will also:
- Have the expertise and academic background to be able to teach graduate (MA and MS degree) students in several of our graduate-level courses.
- Enter this position with the ability to launch at least one research program, using our current laboratory and university-wide resources, suitable for participation by both our BS and MS students.
- Establish a research program suitable for participation by our students pursuing an MS in clinical exercise physiology and/or in physiology of exercise.
- Establish academic and research collaborations with faculty members across campus.
- Be an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
- Be an active member of MS student thesis committees, in and outside of the primary area(s) of expertise.
- Mentor adjunct faculty members and MS students working as teaching assistants.