The Exercise Science program in the Department of Human Movement Science at Oakland University, in Rochester Michigan, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Instructor position to begin August 15, 2023.
We are seeking candidates with experience teaching courses in advanced exercise testing/prescription, fitness/corporate wellness and personal training. The ideal candidate will also be willing to pursue an active service agenda including the development of new courses and curriculum supporting the growth of a related, new Specialization within the Exercise Science program. Personal training certifications (past or present) are an asset. It is expected that the chosen applicant will have a minimum education of a Masters degree in the field of Exercise Science.
This is an exceptional growth opportunity to join a truly supportive faculty team in pursuit of high-level teaching and service opportunities. Through your teaching, you will bring disciplinary and experiential expertise to our broad array of undergraduate and graduate programming, including: the BS in Exercise Science degree with (4+1 advanced option for graduate study) specializations in Pre-Physical Therapy or the unique Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant program, as well as graduate degrees of MS in Exercise Science, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Human Movement Science degree.
By contributing service, you will help advance our professional relationships with campus, community and clinical partners for mutual research, clinical, and teaching goals. Provide distinct energies to our school, university, and communities of practice, including eager participation in student recruitment and retention activities. Contribute to continuous academic program refinement, and participate actively in professional organizations. Throughout, contribute meaningful efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
Creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus is a strategic priority for Oakland University. To this end, we are seeking applications from individuals who are interested in and committed to supporting our Diversity Equity and Inclusion institutional values. It is the policy of Oakland University that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, disability, creed, sexual orientation, veteran status or other prohibited factors in employment, admissions, educational programs or activities.
The School of Health Sciences serves over 1800 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-professional students through a singular model of advancing community-engaged translational relationships, and connecting theory to best practices. Built upon the foundations of the natural and behavioral sciences we are organized departmentally into four themes: Public and Environmental Wellness, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, and Human Movement Science (HMS).
The HMS department, advancing and restoring physical function, offers degree programs at the bachelor’s (BS), master’s (MS), clinical professional (DPT), and research doctorate (PhD) levels, as well as post-professional degrees and certificates. Our programs span exercise science (EXS), physical therapy (PT), and uniquely, orthotics and prosthetics (O&P), with multiple teaching/research labs available for EXS (Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics Ergonomics Abilities Research, Strength and Fitness); PT (Acute Care Simulation, Musculoskeletal, Neurorehabilitation); and O&P (Orthotics and Prosthetics Fabrication).
The University is located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University offers 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan that is dedicated to building ongoing, collaborative relationships, Oakland University embraces community and civic engagement to enhance the lives of its students and positively impact the broader community. Learn more about Oakland University’s mission, vision and strategic goals.
EEO: Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
It is expected that the chosen applicant will have a minimum education of a Masters degree in the field of Exercise Science. Personal training certifications (past or present) are an asset.
1. Position begins August 15, 2023.
2. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2023, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
3. For questions regarding the position, contact the Search Chair, Dr. Daniel Goble at email@example.com.
4. To apply, upload:
a. letter of interest outlining experience in teaching, service and practice
b. one-page teaching philosophy statement
c. curriculum vita
d. academic transcripts (unofficial) for all degrees
e. evidence of post-doctoral or post graduate certification or specialization (where applicable)
f. diversity statement that describes your interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.
g. Contact information for references will be requested in the Professional References section of the application and a link provided through which references can submit letters.
Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.