Health and Exercise Physiology
The Department of Health and Exercise Physiology at Ursinus College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor to join faculty committed to teaching and research involving undergraduates in Fall 2024. The Department seeks an individual with practical and research experience in nutrition who can contribute to courses relating to human health and wellness. Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.
The successful candidate will teach in the core curriculum for Health and Exercise Physiology majors including Nutrition (HEP-334). Other possible courses include Concepts of Wellness and Fitness (HEP-100), Public Health (HEP-202), and Health Ethics (HEP-275). The candidate will also have opportunities to develop new courses within their specialty area that contribute to department and college curriculum. The candidate is expected to contribute to Ursinus’ Common Intellectual Experience first-year seminar and first year advising program. All courses at Ursinus seek to engage students in addressing the four questions of our distinctive QUEST curriculum, and the candidate’s teaching plans should reflect incorporation of QUEST. We will also screen applicants based on their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful applicants will demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and also develop a productive research program that provides opportunities for undergraduate student achievement. Successful applicants will be supported with start-up funds and will be expected to seek external funding to support their research program. Dedicated lab space will be provided along with access to shared facilities.
Requirements and Qualifications
Ph.D. in Nutrition or related degree with teaching experience are required. Post-doctoral experience and/or successful demonstration of research experience through peer-reviewed publications is recommended. Preference will be given to individuals with a Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.
Anticipated Start Date
The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. It is the expectation of all faculty members that they will be similarly reflective. Therefore, all applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and transcripts as well as separate statements reflecting on each of the following:
- Teaching experience, practices, and goals;
- Scholarly accomplishments and a proposed agenda for scholarship;
- Experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community.
In addition, please ask three references to submit confidential letters of recommendation through the Interfolio job site. All documents should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/131877. Priority will be given to applications received prior to October 27, 2023. Inquiries for these positions are welcome and should be directed to the Chair of Health and Exercise Physiology, April Carpenter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ursinus College is an AA/EO Employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law with respect to all aspects of employment.