Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine beginning August 1, 2022. If you are seeking a tenure-line faculty appointment as a scholar/educator at a premier Christian university committed to the highest standards of the liberal arts and kinesiology, then we encourage you to apply.
Successful candidates will actively contribute to a rigorous curriculum in the exercise sciences, with demonstrated doctoral/postdoctoral preparation for teaching undergraduate coursework in two or more of the following areas: human anatomy, human physiology, functional anatomy, neuromuscular adaptations to strength training, neuroscience, biostatistics/research methods, health and disease, health and fitness, physical activity epidemiology, or exercise psychology. In addition to teaching expectations, candidates are expected to establish a productive research program that involves undergraduate students. Current research interests in the department include human performance in hypoxia, nutritional considerations for elite athletes, and exercise during the perinatal period. Well-equipped exercise science laboratories are available for teaching and research. Scholarly collaboration among Sports Medicine faculty as well as with faculty from other disciplines (e.g., biology, nutrition, chemistry, physics, etc.) is encouraged.
Successful candidates also must demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College. Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.
Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/95004. Application review will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Any inquiries about this position should be directed to:
Dr. Cooker Storm (firstname.lastname@example.org) Program Coordinator for Sports Medicine Natural Science Division Seaver College, Pepperdine University 24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263
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Minimum Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. with expertise in at least one of the recognized sub-disciplines of the exercise sciences. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, and all requirements for the degree must be completed by fall 2022. Demonstrated ability/potential to provide effective teaching at the undergraduate level. Record of scholarly productivity in Exercise Science or related discipline. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Desired Qualifications: Evidence of mentorship of undergraduate students. Evidence of service to the university, community and professional organizations.
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