Lecturer- Human Physiology

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
May 17, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Gonzaga University invites applications for a full-time, one-year fixed-term faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in the Department of Human Physiology for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Program and Position: Vibrant, growing, undergraduate human physiology program (with approximately 220 students) seeks a faculty member to teach primarily in the areas of biomechanics, human kinetics and research methods/statistics. Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, WA, which has approximately 570,000 residents in the metropolitan area. Spokane is located in the heart of the Inland Northwest, serves as a major medical hub for the region, has multiple institutions of higher learning, and offers multiple outdoor opportunities.



  • Ph.D. in a Biomechanics related discipline (Physiology, Engineering, Kinesiology, or other related discipline). ABD considered, with the expectation that the candidate will have degree in hand by August 1, 2021.
  • Teaching experience at the university or college level
  • Evidence of skills in technology applied to classroom and laboratory work in data analysis, biomechanics and kinesiology
  • Demonstrated record of successful research
  • Record of supporting students with diverse background
  • Demonstrated knowledge about cultural competence in academic settings


  • Experience advising undergraduate research is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience supporting students from diverse backgrounds in the academic community.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Teach 20 credits per academic year in the Human Physiology program. Teaching assignment will include biomechanics (with labs), human kinetics, human anatomy, research methods & statistics, scientific writing and/or other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise or as assigned by the department chairperson to meet departmental needs
  2. Potential to advise 2 undergraduate research projects
  3. Potential to act as academic advisor to ~10 Human Physiology majors
  4. Academic citizenship: Active participation in departmental activities.
  5. Professional development: Ongoing engagement with the discipline is expected. This may include conference attendance and presentation, membership and participation in professional organizations, development of pedagogy, etc.

Application Materials and Process: To apply, please visit the Gonzaga University Human Resources website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs.  Applicants must complete an online application that must include:

  • Cover letter with statement indicating how the candidate intends to contribute to the mission of the institution and department
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • A written statement describing achievements/success in supporting students from diverse backgrounds and how the candidate’s work will contribute to supporting diversity and a culture of inclusion in the academic community
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the university or college level (e.g., course evaluations, written observations of teaching, etc.)
  • List of courses the candidate is interested in teaching in the current Human Physiology curriculum and articulate how their area of expertise complements that of the department's current faculty
    • Candidate should also articulate one new course they might develop in their area of expertise
  • Sample of scholarly work (e.g. copy of one peer-reviewed publication, or similar)

Finalists will be asked to provide names and contact information for 2 professional references to provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications must be received by midnight PST on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. David Thorp, Professor and Chair, Department of Human Physiology, thorp@gonzaga.edu. For assistance with your online application, please call the Human Resources department at 509-313-5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and applicants from diverse backgrounds are are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.