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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

Marian University (IN)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Posted Date
Jul 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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As part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Exercise Science to promote our Catholic Franciscan Mission and Identity. 

Marian University invites applications for a faculty appointment as an assistant, associate or full professor in exercise and sports science. Although the candidate should be comfortable teaching in many areas of exercise science, it is expected that the center of expertise will be in clinical exercise physiology. The candidate should have a strong interest in teaching, advising, and mentoring our students. The candidate should be prepared to help build and work within our future masters-level program that provides a path for students to earn certification from the American College of Sports Medicine as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. (CEP).


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • Teach courses in the area of clinical exercise physiology.
  • Teach undergraduate courses in other areas of Exercise and Sports Sciences.
  • Academic and career advising of our students.
  • Participate on department and university-wide committees.
  • Actively work on course level and curricular revisions
  • Actively participate in new student recruiting and existing student retention
  • Coordinate student internships.
  • Mentor undergraduate and master’s level students working on research projects.
  • Coordinate a program that leads our students to be able to earn certification as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP).
  • Have knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University.
  • Adhere to Marian University’s policy and procedures.
  • Show courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students, subordinates, and supervisors consistent with the University Franciscan values.
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor about Department issues.


  • A terminal (Ph.D. or other doctoral-level) degree in clinical exercise physiology or a closely related area. We will consider candidates who are still finishing their doctoral-level program if they have a sound plan to complete the degree in a timely manner.
  • Outstanding teaching and lecturing skills and provide evidence of excellence in teaching. Preference will be for candidates who are experienced in the use of student-centered, hands-on, and inquiry-based teaching methodologies.
  • Be qualified to, and eager to, mentor undergraduate and master’s level students working on research projects.
  • Record of sustained intellectual and professional achievement
  • Proficiency of expression in oral and written communication
  • Proven history of managing people to success
  • Commitment to collegiality and collaborative decision-making
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to the integration of liberal and professional learning and the creation of a vibrant campus life in a Catholic, Franciscan environment

Applicants whose scholarly interests align with the general areas of 1) social justice; 2) innovation in STEHM education; and/or 3) aging and its impact on society are particularly encouraged to apply.

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report’s top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years.  Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women’s basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 42 national titles.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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