The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Clinical track faculty, Program Director of Exercise Science position at the rank of Assistant Professor. After program start-up, the candidate will be expected to teach 6 classes per year with administrative course reduction.
The chosen candidate’s primary responsibilities will include the following: developing resources for programmatic growth and sustainability; developing strategic partnerships, alliances, and collaborations both on and off-campus; broadening collaboration with the University’s athletics department; mentoring and support of faculty; and fostering interdisciplinary research. Candidates should demonstrate strategic thinking skills, organizational savvy and be visionary, creative and inspirational. Effective group communication skills and capacity to assimilate organizational vision, mission, values, and goals are highly desirable traits and instrumental for the success of the Exercise Science Program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate professional productivity as evidenced by sustained excellence and innovation in their practice, and service to academic, professional, or Hartford area communities. Candidates will be expected to remain active in clinical or professional practice and contribute to the profession through publications, presentations, or other publicly disseminated work. Clinical-applied faculty are expected to engage in professional productivity, as well as to actively participate in departmental and school committees, advise students, and contribute to student recruitment and retention. The initial Clinical/Applied contract is 1-2 years and subsequent longer-term contracts are based on review of performance and the continuing need for the position. The new entry-level BS degree program in Exercise Science will consist of an innovative curriculum, attractive to students interested in pursuing a career in exercise science and sports medicine. This program will also serve as the direct-entry pathway to the established Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Outfitted laboratories/teaching spaces in our new academic building will host the students and faculty in this program. There will be also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program.
The requirements for this position include an advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D., D.Sc., Ed.D., M.D., D.O., or equivalent; terminal degree preferred) in a health-related field from an accredited institution at the time of appointment; exemplary interpersonal skills; and teaching experience in higher education settings in an exercise and/or health-related field. Preferred applicants will also possess certifications or specialization in exercise or sports medicine; a history of supervisory and/or leadership experience; experience establishing clinical and community partnerships; evidence of curriculum design and development; involvement in professional organizations (ACSM, NSCA, AMSSM, or equivalent).
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The University of Hartford (UHart) is a private university in West Hartford, Connecticut. The university attracts students from 48 states and 43 countries. The university and its degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the New England Commission of Higher Education. UHart offers the personal attention associated with a small college enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Students at the UHart find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. The full text of our academic mission can be seen at www.hartford.edu. UHart is located within the greater Hartford area, which is rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is a short drive from metropolitan Boston and New York.