Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Overview

The Program of Exercise Science at Marquette University is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and problem-solving Clinical faculty member to join our faculty starting in Fall of 2021. We are seeking applicants for a full time participating, clinical assistant professor (9 month, non-tenure-track) due to expansion and high demand for our major. The new position has a 3 yr renewable contract with faculty eligible for promotion and progression in rank. Marquette University is a major research university where teaching, research and service are all highly valued. Our highly successful undergraduate major feeds directly into the physical therapy doctoral degree as well as other post bachelorette clinical and graduate programs. Our new MS degree in Sports and Exercise Analytics is a rapid growth program. Both are housed within the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Science. We pride ourselves on a rigorous basic science foundation and exceptional critical thinking skills provided to our students and their outstanding placement in graduate and clinical programs as well as into diverse clinical exercise physiology practice settings.

This new position requires collaboration with faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy, Marquette Athletics, and the Data Science Program including physical therapists, exercise physiologists, biomechanists, strength and conditioning specialists and athletic trainers as well as clients seeking analytic services. Teaching across the curriculum includes graduate, undergraduate and professional students during the fall and spring depending upon courses assigned with additional summer opportunities available as overload. The successful candidate will create new content and teach to meet national standards and ensure continued mastery of skills and contribute to the development of exceptional exercise physiologists and athletic performance specialists committed to sustained learning and delivering compassionate exercise programming. Teaching assignment will be related to expertise in at least one of the following areas: advanced strength and conditioning, elite performance training, analytics of performance.

Classes are delivered in a standard semester format (fall/spring) and 6 or 10-week summer sessions. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Exercise Science. Clinical faculty participate in all program and university governance including academic advising, service to the profession and community, faculty shared governance, recruiting of students and professional commitment to exercise physiology.

    Duties and Responsibilities

The expectations and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Teaching in following areas: strength and conditioning and elite performance training, analytics of performance, analytics in biomechanics, sports analytics.
• Ability to contribute to the ongoing development and enhancement of the program in particular the Sports and Exercise Analytics degree (SPRT).
• Participation in profession.
• Advise students, including mentoring of master student projects & thesis.
• Assist with programmatic requirements such as assessment, mentorship, and direct supervision of students while providing exercise physiology, strength and conditioning services in area of specialty.
• Assist with the program objectives, teaching and achieving diversification of exercise physiology students.
• Ability to meet University, Department and Program requirements for ongoing scholarly activity, service and promotion.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• The successful candidate will have a minimum of a MS (PhD preferred) in sports science or related field (e.g., exercise physiology, biomechanics, S&C, or data science).
• Applied experience in sport science / analytics.
• Demonstrated mentorship of student projects in data science and S&C required (and accepted in lieu of PhD).
• Minimum of three years of experience as an Exercise Physiologist/Strength and Conditioning/Performance Specialist or related profession.
• A commitment to the Mission and Vision of Marquette University.
• Demonstrated commitment to establishing relationships, communication and teaching that fosters inclusion, justice, diversity and equality but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion.
• Effective communication and computer skills appropriate for the university setting.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Terminal degree in Exercise Physiology or a related discipline.
• Certified or Registered Exercise Physiologist or other equivalent certifications based upon field

Previous college teaching experience desired.
• Previous experience in a variety of exercise physiology, wellness or healthcare settings working with diverse populations.

In lieu of terminal degree, evidence of mentoring master’s degree student projects/thesis and a Master’s degree.


It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.