Assistant Professor

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F67360 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor School/Unit College of Humanities and Sciences Department Kinesiology And Health Sciences Number of Months 9 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

The mission of the department is to lead the state and nation in physical activity and health sciences education and research by delivering rich and focused undergraduate and graduate curricula, engaging in significant scholarship which draws from the health and exercise sciences, life sciences, and social sciences, and promoting diversity and inclusiveness as we seek to enhance the quality of life of our surrounding, national and global communities.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The chief purpose of this position is to support our mission in regards to undergraduate instruction and advising.

Position Responsibilities

1. Teaching – The faculty member hired for this position will teach undergraduate courses in exercise science, particularly in biomechanics, and advise undergraduates in the academic requirements and policies for students pursuing the health science concentration.

2. Research – Research responsibilities are not a requirement of this position.

3. Service – Meet service expectations of the department, school, university, community and profession

4. Clinical – N/A

Required Qualifications

Earned Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, Biomechanics or related field; teaching experience in higher education; competence in teaching undergraduate courses in content areas such as biomechanics, resistance training for health and performance, exercise testing and prescription, and/or exercise programming and leadership. Faculty member must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU .

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral Degree in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics or related field; record of teaching and service activities in higher education. American College of Sports Medicine Certification (Certified Exercise Physiologist or Clinical Exercise Physiologist) or National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). Experience advising undergraduate students and directing undergraduate student research. Prefer candidate with a successful record of teaching and working with diverse students including underrepresented minority students ( URM ), and other underserved populations.

Date Posted 02/08/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

In addition, submit letter of application that emphasizes the courses that relate to your specialization, curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to Candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted, if they are among a small group of finalists. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Posted Salary Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents