Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Lourdes University, rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, provides a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies. In support of this mission, Lourdes University nurtures a diverse community that supports students in fulfilling their potential, commits to the engagement of faith and reason, inspired by our Catholic and Franciscan intellectual traditions, and provides a holistic, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. Offering bachelor and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional studies, Lourdes provides education and preparation for meaningful careers and lifelong learning and fosters personal integrity, ethical understanding, social responsibility, care for all of creation, and a commitment to community service.

Lourdes University invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Biology. This is a full-time, nine-month, faculty position beginning in the Fall of 2021. Faculty load is 12 credit hours per semester in face-to-face, hybrid or online academic format.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach a range of courses related to the Exercise Science major as well as Anatomy and Physiology lectures and labs for the Department of Biology and Health Sciences. Deliver classroom instruction that ensures the curriculum design is consistent with best practices and industry standards
  • Present a dynamic classroom presence and be versed in multimodal teaching
  • Participate in student recruitment and retention initiatives
  • Assess student learning and curriculum
  • Supervise internships and/or capstone projects
  • Advise students
  • Initiate and develop mentoring, community engagement and high impact educational practices as well as a commitment to collegiality, academic citizenship and cultural diversity
  • Participate in a minimum of one faculty and/or university committee

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • High ethics and social responsibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with first generation students and advise students on academic matters including course scheduling
  • Ability to provide guidance and advice for students regarding academics and career development
  • Ability to demonstrate dedication to the mission of Lourdes University, evidence of excellence in teaching and potential for significant scholarship and/or demonstrated experience in a professional role

Job Type:

  • Full-time, nine-month, exempt


  • Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Biology, Kinesiology or a closely related this discipline. (A.B.D. candidates who complete their dissertation by August 2021 will also be considered)
  • Expert knowledge of and experience teaching Anatomy and Physiology and exercise science curricula
  • Teaching experience and varied scholarly activity will be given preference

Lourdes University is developing a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in an inclusive environment where differences are valued and respected. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. People of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, other minorities, and intersectional individuals are encouraged to apply.

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