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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology-Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology

St. Cloud State University
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022
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The College of Health and Wellness Professionals is searching for an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology-Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology.

This position will teach undergraduate and masters students in the areas of B.S. Exercise Science and M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology as well as additional courses assigned by the Kinesiology department. Courses may include Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Electrocardiography, Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Cardiovascular and Muscular Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Clinical Rehabilitation, as well as oversight of student practicum and internship experiences.

This position will provide supervision to the Husky Activity and Wellness Center. This Assistant Professor – Tenure-Track position will require the individual to serve as the program director for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The individual will serve as a major advisor and a member of master’s thesis committees.

The candidate will recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students. Work effectively with colleagues across disciplines. Assist in program operation and planning. Participation in university and department service activities. Perform other duties as requested. The successful candidate will also be expected to embrace the department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position reports to the Dean of College of Health and Wellness Professions.

This position works collaboratively with other faculty and staff to advance the strategic mission of the College of Health and Wellness Professionals and St. Cloud State University.

The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU’s It’s Time strategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.  

For more information about the school and department, go to:   Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization.

In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignments effectively; 2) conduct scholarly research and/or engage in creative works; 3) continue preparation and study in their discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)  

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology OR a related discipline as evidenced by specialized training and expertise in sport, physical activity, or human movement. ABD candidate must complete all requirements for the doctorate by the effective date of appointment in August 2023.
  • Expertise, specialized preparation, and the ability to teach in the area of exercise science and exercise physiology.
  • Previous experience teaching at the university or college level.
  • Evidence of demonstrating ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience teaching at the university or college level for 3 years.
  • At least one-year cumulative experience coordinating or assisting operations of Exercise Physiology lab facilities.
  • Experience working with students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience supervising undergraduates and graduate students.
  • Active engagement in the professional community of your discipline.
  • ACSM-Exercise Physiology Certification
  • NSCA CSCS Certification

About St. Cloud State University

Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at:  

Benefits Information  

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year  

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State University is Chocoletta Simpson. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121


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