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Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, Wisconsin
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2023

Job Details


The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Health and Human Performance department. This is a tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 2023.


The Assistant Professor Health and Human Performance is responsible for teaching department major courses such as: Biomechanics, Anatomical Kinesiology, Human Physiology, Research Methods and may include some of the following courses: Human Nutrition, Injury Prevention and Treatment, and Fitness Testing and Prescription.

Additional department responsibilities include academic advising and involvement in undergraduate research. Those with research experience in Biomechanical Kinesiology are encouraged to apply.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. in Exercise Science or related field. An ABD candidate will be considered if near completion.
  • Experience working with an undergraduate population and be willing to engage undergraduates in research lines.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal, written, and pedagogical skills.
  • Additional consideration will be granted to those with two or more years’ experience teaching at the university level.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The Department of Health and Human Performance includes three emphases: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Physical Education. Our Exercise Science emphasis is designed to prepare graduates for the professional workplace research setting and acceptance into graduate schools. Students within our department have continued into graduate school in a number of areas including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic School, Cardiac Rehab, and Exercise Physiology.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received through our online applicant portal. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

  1. A letter of application, addressing all qualifications listed above, including technical skills and experience.
  2. A current curriculum vita
  3. Names and contact information of three references*Official transcripts will be required of finalists.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.




Since 1866, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been a regional leader among 4-year colleges with challenging academics; renowned faculty; and notable alumni.

On all three campuses—UW-Platteville, UW-Platteville Richland, and UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County—we are leaders in science, technology, agriculture, and engineering fields, with unique initiatives in microsystems and nanotechnology, forensic investigation, and renewable energy. While the challenges facing us now may seem daunting, we are applying this expertise to be here for you, now and in the future.

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