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Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction

University of Iowa- Health and Human Physiology
Iowa City, Iowa
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

Job Details

The Department of Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Instruction or Associate Professor of Instruction position teaching undergraduate courses in the department, with a start date in August 2024. For consideration at the rank of Associate Professor of Instruction, candidates must have a doctoral degree and six or more years of relevant university teaching experience.

This is an instructional-track faculty position with opportunities for promotion (e.g., to Associate Professor or Professor of Instruction) if criteria are met. The position is renewable in one-year increments for the first three years, and renewable thereafter in three- or five-year increments (depending on rank). The University of Iowa's instructional track faculty policy, updated January 1, 2024, can be found here:

Applications are sought from candidates who have:  1) Demonstrated evidence of outstanding teaching in the following areas: human anatomy and/or human physiology, and other related courses within the candidate’s expertise. 2) Excellent communication skills. Applicants must have a master’s or PhD degree or equivalent in human anatomy, human physiology, kinesiology, exercise physiology, applied physiology, or a closely related field by the start date to be qualified for the position.

University and Department

The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities with 33,564 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. The Department of Health and Human Physiology is a thriving program with multiple majors, minors, and focus areas. The department has shown significant growth over the past several years and is currently the largest department at the University of Iowa with 2200+ undergraduate students across six majors including Human Physiology, Exercise Science, Health Studies, Health Promotion, Sport and Recreation Management, and Therapeutic Recreation. To accommodate this growth, a new six-story, $249 million Health Science Academic Building that will house the Departments of Health and Human Physiology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Communication Sciences and Disorders, is scheduled to be completed in 2026.  This new building will become a hub for innovative teaching and learning, community outreach and engagement, experiential education, and cutting-edge biomedical, clinical, and community health-related research.

The University of Iowa has an enrollment of 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is known for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, a progressive and diverse community, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.

Iowa City, IA

Iowa City is part of a cosmopolitan area offering cultural and recreational opportunities within its college-town charm. The city and university are part of a historic campus community offering an array of cultural and athletic activities, including outstanding theatre and music venues, well-recognized art collections, a thriving literary tradition, ethnically diverse restaurants, and a full menu of Big Ten sports. Iowa City has the diverse atmosphere of a much larger city while having the feel of a small, friendly campus town. The area also boasts a multitude of local, state and national recreation areas, with many hiking and biking trails as well as water-related activities. Location is approximately 3 hours by car from Chicago, and 4-5 hours from St. Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Kansas City. Iowa City is within 20 minutes of the Eastern Iowa airport in Cedar Rapids and 1 hour drive to the Quad Cities International Airport in Moline, IL. The Iowa City area is often ranked as one of the most livable communities in the nation (

Education Requirement: Master’s degree or PhD or equivalent in human anatomy, human physiology, kinesiology, exercise physiology, applied physiology, or related field completed prior to the start date.

Required Qualifications:                             

Demonstrated effectiveness teaching as a primary instructor in human anatomy and/or human physiology, and other related courses within the candidate’s expertise. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills.  

Desirable Qualifications:

  • PhD in human anatomy, human physiology, kinesiology, exercise physiology, applied physiology, or related field is preferred. Demonstrated effectiveness teaching in large enrollment courses at the university level. Experience teaching in an online format. Previous supervision of graduate teaching assistants or other instructors.
  • Potential for excellence in teaching biomechanics, and/or motor control at the university level.

Previous ‘laboratory’ teaching experience at the collegiate level in two or more of the following areas: human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, exercise testing, biomechanics, or motor control. Demonstrated experience with undergraduate course design and/or development and support of curricular innovation. Regular participation in discipline-appropriate professional societies and/or experience with other types of undergraduate science education initiatives.


Please search requisition #75153 on the Jobs@UIOWA ( website and apply online. Screening of applicants will begin April 1, 2024. Required attachments for the application include a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, teaching statement, and documentation evidencing effective teaching (e.g., student evaluations, example syllabi, etc.).

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.

The Department of Health and Human Physiology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.



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