Samford University’s School of Health Professions invites applicants interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Lab Coordinator and Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology. This non-tenure-track faculty position is a 9-month appointment and will begin in August 2023. The major responsibilities of the lab coordinator and instructor are to coordinate all aspects of the operations of the Kinesiology laboratories, teach undergraduate didactic courses, and engage in scholarship and service. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: assisting with program assessment, accreditation standards and reports, curriculum development and assessment, and student mentoring.
Qualified candidates will hold a graduate degree in exercise science or health-related field. Preferred candidates have previous teaching or research presentation experience and experience with exercise-based laboratory equipment and techniques. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work and communicate effectively with faculty, students and colleagues are expected.
The College of Health Sciences includes four schools: School of Health Professions, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health. The College offers multiple degree programs and majors within the health sciences with an inter-professional education focus that reflects today’s team approach to health care delivery and professional practice.
Samford University (samford.edu) is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 430 full time faculty and more than 5,600 students representing 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 18 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability, and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.
Applications will be accepted until July 7, 2023. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, the names of three professional references, Application for Faculty Position and Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement. Salary is dependent upon academic qualifications, clinical experiences, previous academic teaching experiences, and scholarship accomplishments. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the School of Health Professions embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.
“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:
“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:
Please submit all materials in PDF format to:
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