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Exercise Science Assistant Professor (Clinical Track, Clinical Exercise Physiology)

Aurora University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2022

Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.

Position Purpose: The School of Health Science at Aurora University invites applications for a full-time, clinical-track Assistant Professor of Exercise Science. The candidate will be instrumental in furthering the Exercise Science program’s objective of providing students with outstanding classroom and experiential learning opportunities to become highly competent and productive clinicians. The candidate will possess experience and knowledge in clinical exercise physiology and running a clinical exercise physiology lab. This position is a 9-month academic appointment with the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon the need and availability of funds, beginning fall of 2023.

Essential Job Functions: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses that span the Clinical Exercise Physiology emphases offered in the Exercise Science major as well as engage in research and service projects that will strengthen the university community. The successful candidate will also work well in a highly collaborative departmental environment and provide service to the university. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Faculty typically teach three courses per term and have opportunities for service and professional growth and development. The successful candidate will have experience working with specialized equipment in an exercise physiology lab.

Education: Applicants must have an earned master’s degree in Exercise Science or an equivalent field by the appointment date. Doctorally prepared candidates are preferred and ABD candidates will be considered as well. Current certifications at the level of Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM) and/or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) or higher are preferred.

Experience: Industry experience and teaching experience preferred. Demonstrated experience working in an exercise physiology lab.

Skills: Demonstrate commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment. Demonstrated effective written, oral communication, and/or presentation skills. Commitment to staying current in the field. Mentoring undergraduate students.

Physical Requirements: Ability to interact with individuals, either in person or via technology. Ability to be physically present in class and during office hours. Ability to stand next to and lift laboratory equipment. Ability to demonstrate physical activities.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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