Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science to begin September 1, 2020.
Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.
The mission of the Health and Exercise Science Department is to provide educational opportunities in theory, practice, scholarship, and service pertaining to health-related fields, wellbeing, and sport. Through diverse curricular offerings and general education experiences, the department provides members of the Gustavus community with opportunities to enhance their personal wellbeing and become leaders in their professions, while embodying the core values of Gustavus – excellence, community, justice, service, and faith.
Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the college and department. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in the Exercise Physiology Program including biomechanics and contributions to general education (e.g., First Term Seminar, January Term).
Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:
Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;
A brief (one page) statement of research interests;
Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).
For full consideration, applications must be received by October 4, 2019. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.
Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
PhD in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Kinesiology (or a related field); we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2020;
Experience in and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching;
Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising;
Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.
Expertise and/or experience teaching in one or more of the following areas: exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, research methods;
The ability to work collaboratively across disciplines/sub-disciplines (e.g., team teaching experience, faculty committee service, collaboration on curricular development);
Ability to establish an active program of research;
Demonstrated interest in mentoring undergraduate research;
Articulated commitment to the Liberal Arts.
Internal Number: 1114
About Gustavus Adolphus College
Gustavus Adolphus College is a church-related, residential liberal arts college firmly rooted in its Swedish and Lutheran heritage.
The College offers students of high aspiration and promise a liberal arts education of recognized excellence provided by faculty who embody the highest standards of teaching and scholarship. The Gustavus curriculum is designed to bring students to mastery of a particular area of study within a general framework that is both interdisciplinary and international in perspective.
The College strives to balance educational tradition with innovation and to foster the development of values as an integral part of intellectual growth. It seeks to promote the open exchange of ideas and the independent pursuit of learning.
The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. It is a community where a mature understanding of the Christian faith and lives of service are nurtured and students are encouraged to work toward a just and peaceful world.
The purpose of a Gustavus education is to help its students attain their full potential as persons, to develop in them a capacity and passi...on for lifelong learning, and to prepare them for fulfilling lives of leadership and service in society.