Assistant Professor Position in Exercise Physiology
Nov 10, 2022
Open Until Filled
FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission, serves nearly 7,600 students at its traditional,
residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan
branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring
standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity
Nine-month tenure track position
beginning, August 2023.
The Assistant Professor will
teach undergraduate and graduate classes in exercise physiology,
stress testing, EKG interpretation, and other teaching
responsibilities as assigned. Additional job responsibilities
include the expectation to engage in research and scholarly
activity and provide service to the department, college, university
and the profession.
Additional expectations for this position include: engagement in
scholarly and professional activities, participation in both
undergraduate and graduate research, service on graduate theses and
project committees, participation in curriculum development and
assessment, participation in state, national, and/or international
organizations that serve the field of Exercise Science and other
organizations of interest, and service to the community and
RANK & SALARY:
Assistant Professor. Salary
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Western Illinois
University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic
partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/
- Earned doctorate in Kinesiology (or related field) with a
specialization in exercise physiology by the time of
- Candidates must have experience in exercise stress testing and
EKG (administration, techniques, and interpretation).
- Teaching experience in a university setting.
- Ability to teach in other areas such as anatomy and physiology
or research methods/statistics.
- Experience with non-invasive cardiology.
- Experience in or potential for research and scholarly
presentations, professional involvement, and securing external
funding. ACSM Clinical or Registered Clinical Exercise
- Physiologist certification desirable.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a
regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher
education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body) at
the time of appointment.
The Kinesiology Department's 15
full time faculty members serve a department of about 200
undergraduate students majoring in four B.S. degree programs in
Exercise Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and
Foodservice Management, and Physical Education Teacher Education,
and approximately 70 graduate students majoring in the M.S. degree
programs in Kinesiology and Sport Management. The Department has
multiple lab facilities and equipment, including 12-lead EKG
monitoring systems, a metabolic cart, EMG capabilities, an ANTI
force plate, and other numerous biometric assessment tools that
support teaching and research related to exercise physiology, motor
behavior, biomechanics, sport psychology, human performance, and
pedagogy. For more information go to www.wiu.edu/kinesiology.
About WIU (wiu.edu/about/)
Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding
educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois
and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential
campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and
athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities
non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only
public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
Western's traditional, residential
main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and
graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and
post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west
central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture,
industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as
the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak
providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point
in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad
Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the
Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
Located on the banks of the
Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus
is the only public four-year regional university that serves the
Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus,
WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral
programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb
campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of
383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and
entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied
businesses and industries.
WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and
Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion
for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to
anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and
diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential
element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces
individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports
broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the
educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as
integral to the success of all individuals.
At WIU, we will:
- Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our
- Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social
- Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and
environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our
communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and
- Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University
facilities, programs, resources, and services.
- Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
- Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring
practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and
faculty from diverse backgrounds.
- Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation,
retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
- Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued
commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice,
More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs,
two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccaulaureate certificate
programs prepare students for a successful career after
More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social,
academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other
opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership
skills, and much more.
Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural
events and more are presented and performed each year, along with
numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows,
and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a
diverse and inclusive campus environment.
The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource
centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and
the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers
promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and
inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
WIU Intercollegiate Athletics
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus,
sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's
varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football
Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football
Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I
level through The Summit League.
Complete applications include:
- A letter of application
- Current curriculum vitae or resume
- Unofficial copies of transcripts for highest degree
- A separate statement regarding your demonstrated commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusion (candidates should describe their
awareness and understanding of diversity and experience promoting
diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research,
and service in the past and currently as well as how they propose
to continue in the new position.)
- The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three
Please upload the requested documents by clicking "APPLY NOW" or
navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL located
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB
Screening of applicants will begin December 15, 2022 and will
continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Timothy
Piper, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Kinesiology at
(309)-298-1981 or email@example.com
For assistance with the online application system contact the
Office of Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal
Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that
spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications
from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to,
minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU
has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based
on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race,
color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic
information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by
state or federal law
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment
for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to
a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is
contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures
relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in
the background investigation.
To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=155727&CNTRNO=25&TSTMP=0