Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 13, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Introduction: The Department of Health and Human Performance at Roanoke College invites applicants to fill a nine-month, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Health and Exercise Science.  The appointment begins August 2021. The department is located in the Cregger Center, a state-of-the-art facility with exceptional research and classroom space.  In 2018, Health and Exercise Science restructured its entire curriculum. It includes a diverse range of core and elective courses that address many professional and post-graduate interests.  

Duties and Responsibilities: Expectations include teaching across a broad spectrum of courses in the major and supporting the general education curriculum of the College.  Courses in the major will include Motor Control & Learning and Research Methods.  In general education, it will include Fitness for Life.  Based on expertise, other courses may include Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, or laboratory experiences.  Teaching load is seven courses per year, generally divided 3 to 4 or 4 to 3 across semesters.  Candidates will have an active research agenda, possess a strong desire to involve undergraduates in research activities, and be willing to support the values and mission of a liberal arts education.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or related field, and evidence of, or the potential for, excellent teaching at the collegiate - level. 

Applications: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and three professional letters of reference electronically to Ms. Jennifer Crouch at  For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Matt Rearick, Chairperson, Department of Health and Human Performance at or (540) 375 – 2032.

Closing date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

To learn more about Roanoke College, please visit Roanoke College is a nationally ranked, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia

(  A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We also seek candidates with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement. Applicants are encouraged to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community in their cover letters.  AA/EOE

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