The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science at Augsburg University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in its Exercise Science program to commence Fall, 2019. The department seeks a highly qualified individual who, in addition to having exercise science experience and expertise, will advance curricular alignment with university-wide values of social justice, urban education, diversity, and inclusion. The department especially seeks individuals professionally and personally committed to educating typically underrepresented minority and first-generation exercise science majors.
Augsburg’s exercise science program is an undergraduate program, offering Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. There are currently over 100 students in the program who are prepared for allied health science professional school or graduate school (30%) or prepared for entering the fitness/sports industry (70%).
Teach upper division course such as: Exercise Testing and Prescription, Advanced Fitness Training, Exercise Physiology Labs, Anatomy/Physiology.
Teach lower division courses such as: Components of Fitness Training. Teaching assignments are based upon the candidate’s training and expertise.
Advise student majors
Mentor students outside of the classroom (e.g. student-faculty collaborative research. Internships, and major’s club)
Collaborate with faculty in the department on curricula, assessment, and department projects.
Contribute to the life of the department and life of the University.
Cover letter –your cover letter specifically will:
describe your commitment to teaching in the area of exercise science at the undergraduate level;
express your interest in Augsburg University and/or its location in the Twin Cities.
Complete curriculum vitae
Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial application;
official copies will be required upon hire)
1-page statement of teaching philosophy
As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references.
Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University in living out its mission of educating students be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a site in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America and southern Africa.
We believe that education is the key to healthy, meaningful and productive lives for individuals, as well as to the vibrancy of our democracy. Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow citizens.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
*Doctorate in a directly related field
*Prior teaching experience as a lead instructor in higher education
*Current knowledge in technology, best practices, and recent trends in the exercise science field
*Pedagogical approach consistent with Augsburg’s priorities on access, inclusion and civic engagement
*Background in epidemiology or physical activity behaviors
Advanced fitness certification (e.g. CSCS), professional affiliation, and an active research agenda
Internal Number: AU 2018
About Augsburg University
Augsburg offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.