Asst Professor, Exercise

Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 14, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Asst Professor, Exercise & Sport Science

Position Number: F00250P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category: Fulltime Faculty
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Health Sciences
Unit: Exercise & Sport Science
Contact Person: Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, AEMT, SMTC
Funding Source: Institutional

About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is a dedicated high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

The Department of Exercise & Sport Science at Eastern Kentucky University is one of seven departments housed in the College of Health Sciences. The ESS Department offers undergraduate degrees in the following areas: a Bachelor of Science of Exercise & Sport Science with two concentrations 1. Fitness & Wellness Management, 2. Pre-Athletic Training / Pre-Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management both traditional and 100% online. The Department also offers a Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Science and has a Masters of Science in Athletic Training CAATE accredited program. The Department currently is comprised of 10 full time faculty and approximately 15 part-time faculty and 9 Funded Graduate Assistants. The Department serves approximately 450 students across the various undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Position Summary:
The Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach courses in the Fitness & Wellness major concentration as well as core courses within the Exercise & Sport Science major and graduate-level courses in the Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Science. These courses include adaptive activity, group fitness, lifeguard certification, WSI certification, foundation courses and other areas of need within the exercise & sport science discipline.

This is a tenure-track position and requires teaching, service, and scholarship consistent with Department, College and University P & T requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:
A doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DA, etc) from an accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field of Exercise & Sport Science, Kinesiology, or a related field at the time of application. Finalists will be required to provide official transcripts with degree certification.

Desired Qualifications:
Certification as an ARC Life Guard Instructor, WSI Instructor or willingness to become certified within first year.
Experience in teaching group fitness instructors &/or group fitness.
Experience or certification in teaching Yoga.
Experience teaching in or with CAAHEP Accreditation of Exercise & Sport Science Programs.
Experience with design, upkeep, promotion and messaging on Social Media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for academic programs.

Posting Number: F00250P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Open Date: 04/13/2021
Application Review Date:
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Candidates must submit all application material through the EKU Employment website. Initial applications require unofficial transcripts for review, but if selected as a finalist you will be required to submit official degree certified transcripts.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, AEMT, SMTC, Chair Department of Exercise & Sport Science via email

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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