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Lecturer of Exercise Science

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, Wisconsin
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
Jan 10, 2024

Job Details

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking a Lecturer of Exercise Science in the Health and Human Performance department. This is a full-time, 9-month position, with an anticipated start date of August 26, 2024. Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate courses in different areas, instructing at all levels.


Starting salary for this position is $38,000, commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Wisconsin System has a nationally top ranked retirement plan and a comprehensive benefits package along with a Trailing Partners Engagement Program. The City of Platteville is a friendly rural community with affordable housing and convenient access to affordable healthcare.


The primary duty will be teaching Exercise Science undergraduate courses in the Department of Health & Human Performance. Courses to be taught may include (but are not limited to): Biomechanics, Anatomical Kinesiology, Exercise Technique & Performance, Human Nutrition, Physiology of Exercise, and Exercise Science Research Methods. Employees are also expected to participate in curriculum development, assessment and revisions, maintaining professional contacts, university/community service and outreach activities, and possible advising of undergraduate Health & Human Performance students. 

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Ability to engage modern pedagogy to teach undergraduate students through classroom and laboratory settings.
  • Willingness, interest, or experience in cross-disciplinary collaborations.
  • Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with colleagues to complete tasks and goals.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Master's Degree in Exercise Science, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, or related field.
  • Hands-on experience in an Exercised Science environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses during or after completion of graduate school or at least two semesters as a graduate teaching assistant for a lab.

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.

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 by February 12, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Matthew Fencl, Department Chair and Professor of HHP


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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