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Assistant Professor Position in Exercise Physiology

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 30, 2023

Assistant Professor Position in Exercise Physiology

Category: Faculty
Department: Kinesiology
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Nov 10, 2022
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: 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 & Access.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: Nine-month tenure track position beginning, August 2023.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 profession.

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:


  • Earned doctorate in Kinesiology (or related field) with a specialization in exercise physiology by the time of appointment.
  • 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.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: 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

About WIU (

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.

WIU-Macomb, IL: 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).

WIU-Quad Cities: 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 Anti-Racism (

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 University communities.
  • Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
  • Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
  • 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, and diversity.

Academics (

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 graduation.

Student Resources

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.

Application Instructions:


Complete applications include:
  1. A letter of application
  2. Current curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Unofficial copies of transcripts for highest degree
  4. 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.)
  5. The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references.

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 in size.

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

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


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