Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise Science
The Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) at Norwich University invites applicants for a full-time assistant or associate professor position, starting in fall 2021. Responsibilities include teaching 9-12 credit hours per semester, academic advising, engaging in institutional service, and maintaining an active program of scholarship. The department is particularly interested in candidates with strong teaching records and/or experience conducting research with undergraduates.
The successful candidate will have a passion for bringing excellent teaching into the classroom, with post-secondary level teaching experience preferred. All applicants must have demonstrated commitment to working with a student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, culture, academic interests, and career paths. Willingness to work collaboratively with other faculty is essential. We strongly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups.
Housed in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) includes degree programs in Exercise Science, Health Sciences, Athletic Training, Physical Education-Teacher Education, and Physical Education-Recreation Management. The department averages 150 enrolled majors across the degree programs. Introductory courses are generally limited to a maximum of 30 students, while enrollment at the junior/senior level, especially laboratory courses, is typically in the low teens. The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the Physical Education-Teacher Education program is accredited by the Vermont Agency of Education's Results Oriented Program Approval (ROPA) process to recommend K-12 Physical Education teacher licensure. Currently the Exercise Science program is undergoing curriculum reconstruction to seek ACSM and NSCA accreditation. Full-time faculty members enjoy funding opportunities to attend conferences, maintain membership in professional societies, engage undergraduates in research, and further their own scholarship.
A doctorate in Applied Exercise Science or related field.
Relevant certification(s) in Applied Exercise Science.
A demonstrated ability to teach some or all of the following undergraduate, lab-based courses: Kinesiology, Physiology of Exercise, Advanced Exercise Physiology and Prescription, Exercise Testing and Electrocardiography, and other application-based exercise science courses.
Experience with curriculum design and external program
Experience teaching in accredited Exercise Science program(s)
Certification from ACSM and/or NSCA, including: ACSM-CET, ACSM-CEP, CSCS, CSPS, or TSAC-F.
Applied research experience incorporating undergraduate students in hands-on learning and/or research skill building.
The University's mission is to guide students, regardless of lifestyle or background, to become smarter, stronger, and more determined leaders and citizens of the world. Norwich is credited with being the first private college to teach engineering, the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), and in 1974, the first senior military academy to admit women to the Corps of Cadets. There are only a few schools that have a legacy as long, or as influential, as Norwich University's.
With the hybrid civilian/military ethos as a defining feature, Norwich is dedicated to increasing the diversity of its professoriate, workforce, and student populations in order to meet its initiatives of producing well-rounded graduates who are interculturally proficient and who are internationally engaged as global ambassadors. With these goals in mind, a candidate's experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as experiences overcoming, or helping others overcome, barriers to academic careers or degrees are favorable factors in an application. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to Norwich's commitment to engagement and inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their application materials.
Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at email@example.com for assistance.
All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.
A complete application will include:
A Norwich Employment Application
A cover letter
A curriculum vitae
A statement of teaching experience and philosophy, not to exceed 2 pages
A statement of scholarly activities and professional engagement, including plans for involving undergraduates, not to exceed 3 pages.
Names and contact details of three professional references, with at least one that can comment on teaching.
Please submit each of these materials as a separate file, whenever possible.
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021. The search will remain open until the position is filled, however, priority consideration will be given to complete applications received by March 15. The anticipated starting date for the appointment is July 1, 2021, with teaching duties to begin with the fall semester. Further questions about the department and the position may be addressed to Dr. Amy Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 485-2350.