Assistant/Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Gordon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Kinesiology. Rank will be commensurate with experience. The position begins August 2021.
Located on Boston’s North Shore, a beautiful coastal area in a classic New England town with easy access to the Boston area, Gordon College is a vibrant Christian community committed to the liberal arts. We strive to foster conversation at the intersection of faith and cultural engagement in a wide variety of disciplines, all with the mission to prepare Christian men and women to actively participate in every community in which they find themselves. We seek someone who exhibits excellence in Kinesiology, is a committed Christian, and is passionate about teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds in a Christian liberal arts setting. We specifically seek a dedicated professional with expertise in exercise physiology to provide instruction for introductory and advanced courses in exercise physiology and to assist with current or new course offerings in the Kinesiology program. Ideal candidates will have prior teaching experience, will be able to teach an advanced clinically-oriented course, and will have a research program suitable for involving undergraduate students.
Gordon College has a thriving Kinesiology Program within the Natural Science Department leading to a B.S. degree. Our small classes and active departmental community allow faculty to develop strong relationships with students. The Kinesiology Program offers outstanding faculty who are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and motivated students, most of whom aspire to graduate study in the medical and health professions. The department is housed in the new Ken Olsen Science Center that includes: a bioenergetics laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art isokinetic dynamometry and metabolic assessment equipment; a biomechanics laboratory with two AMTI force plates and 6 Vicon cameras; a neuromotor control lab with a Bertec Functional Balance System and an EMG system; and a Gross Anatomy Lab with human cadaveric dissection. The department also maintains strong connections with the Gordon College Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness. The Center provides outpatient physical therapy services for individuals with neurological, vestibular and balance and gait disorders. In addition, the Center provides a membership-based fitness program for individuals 50 years and older. For details on the Center see http://www.gordon.edu/balance.
The ideal candidate will:
- Demonstrate a dynamic Christian faith,
- Excel at teaching and have a strong desire to develop long-term relationships with students,
- Show a commitment to nurturing and promoting diversity in their educational and professional communities,
- Have a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a closely related field completed by the time of appointment,
- Exhibit research momentum to continue research and include undergraduates in it, and
- Complement and extend expertise in the department.
Interested applicants should apply through Interfolio by submitting a letter of application that addresses their fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College and with the specific position, a curriculum vitae that includes the names of 3 references, a sample of academic writing, a description of research, and statement of teaching philosophy.
Our review of applicants will begin as applications are received and continue until the position is filled.
Gordon College is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, or disability.
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