Husson University's College of Science and Humanities invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Exercise Science to begin in fall 2022. This listing is to meet the needs of a new and rapidly growing program, with approximately 100 students starting the program each year. Candidates should have interest in being part of developing an effective and meaningful program that successfully advances students to pursue graduate interests or professional placement.
This Exercise Science position will complement existing programmatic expertise among faculty in the Department of Science within the College of Science and Humanities, which also offers undergraduate degrees in Health Sciences, Biology (with concentrations available in Biochemistry and Environmental Science), and Pre-Medicine. This program is offered in 2-tracks and serves students in preparation of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program as well as a professional Exercise Science development track.
Husson University is a private institution of approximately 3500 undergraduate and graduate students located in Bangor, Maine. The University is dedicated to offering premier professional programs designed to maximize experiential learning opportunities and student success. Bangor has been ranked as one of the top 50 small cities in the U.S. It offers a safe, affordable community with excellent education and healthcare, easy access to major urban centers, and a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities. Year-round activities can be enjoyed on the numerous lakes, trails, and ski areas. The University is approximately 40 minutes west of the Maine coast and the nearby mountains of Acadia National Park and an hour south of the newly designated Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary responsibilities associated with this position include teaching exercise science courses for undergraduate students – in particular strength and conditioning and exercise programming in chronic disease. Additional courses could include sports nutrition, exercise testing and interpretation, exercise program design, and anatomical kinesiology. The successful candidate will also fulfill faculty expectations for teaching, advising, service, and scholarship as outlined in university policies. The position requires teaching 24 credits per academic year, with additional opportunities possible. A key additional need is advising exercise science graduates to pursue job placement with a BS degree and management of senior capstone experiences including research projects or internships.
The position involves service to the College, participation in admissions events, and interaction with the internal and external community in a collegial and professional manner at all times.
Note: This is a face-to-face position; candidates are expected to be on campus.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Exercise Science or a related area and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Candidates should also have the ability and desire to develop and direct scholarly research to engage undergraduate students in the applied areas of exercise science.
Preferred qualifications: Previous higher education teaching experience in the areas of strength and conditioning, exercise with special populations, nutrition, exercise physiology, motor behavior, human performance, exercise testing and measures, and exercise prescription.