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Assistant Professor Exercise Science, Physical Education and Recreation

Colorado State University - Pueblo
Pueblo, Colorado (US)
$59,000.00 - $61,000.00 Annually
Date posted
Mar 19, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The mission of Exercise Science, Physical Education and Recreation is to prepare students for professional positions and leadership roles in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Strength and Conditioning, and Recreation through experiential educational opportunities that promote healthy lifestyles. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Recreation (EXPER).
The BS in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Recreation (EXPER) program currently includes four emphases of study: 

General Exercise Science

Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation


Strength and Conditioning

Responsibilities of this tenure-track, nine-month generalist position include teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in Exercise Science and Strength and Conditioning; contributing to program curricular needs.  The teaching expectation is 12 hours per semester and possible courses include, but are not limited to: Intro to EXPER; Advanced Weight Training; Personal Health and Lab; Functional Training; NSCA Test Preparation; Drugs and Healthy Lifestyles; Behavioral Facilitation; and Research and Statistics.  This position will maintain a program of scholarly activity; and will fulfill basic service duties to program, college, university and/or profession. Scholarship is broadly defined to include mentoring undergraduate research projects; research, presentations, and publications; professional consulting; interdisciplinary research collaborations; use of research in curriculum development; applying for or reviewing grants, and supporting NSCA Accreditation requirements. Applicants must be committed to all aspects of diversity in learning, discovery, and engagement and to contributing to the success of EXPER programing through frequent positive collaboration with faculty colleagues, service to industry and/or profession, and dissemination of scholarly works.


Primary Duties
Teach baccalaureate and possibly graduate level courses in the Exercise Science or Strength and Conditioning program in accordance with program needs.  This includes preparing and presenting course materials according to department curricular needs; administering appropriate evaluation of student performance; selecting and ordering texts; preparing, administering, and grading assignments; and assigning final grades.  It will also include proposing curriculum changes and program modifications to the appropriate Department Chair/Coordinator and meeting with students during office hours concerning course assistance or concerns.

Conduct and engage in scholarly activity such as professional research, presentations, publications, grant writing, reviewing journals or textbooks, attending conferences, providing leadership on research projects etc.

Conduct student advising/mentoring to ensure appropriate course and field work is completed to accomplish program objectives.  This requires the faculty member to establish, post, and communicate to students at least five regularly scheduled office hours each week and more during registration periods (part of the office hours will be spent supporting teaching).

Participate in service to the university and profession: participate in committees, campus meetings, University functions, graduation, professional service work and other duties as assigned.

Ancillary Duties
Participate in recruitment or retention activities, program review, assessment, strategic planning or other assistance to the department as needed.

Salary Range
$59,000-$61,000 per nine-month academic year


Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Human Performance or closely related field and significant progress toward a Doctorate degree in Exercise Science or related field with required completion by August 2025
  • NSCA CSCS certification required by August 2025
  • Experience with and/or commitment to working with diverse student populations and commitment to equity in education at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Human Performance or related field
  • ACSM certification
  • CSCCA certification
  • Aquatics certifications
  • FMS Certification
  • Strong collegial and collaborative skills  
  • Willingness to teach a broad range of courses (from introductory to graduate level)
  • Evidence of successful experience in college-level teaching
  • Evidence of Scholarly work
  • Prior professional background in related non-academic positions such as coaching, strength and conditioning, and/or personal training.
  • Experience and/or commitment to the use of technology as an instructional tool including teaching online or hybrid courses

Supplemental Information

*** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. ***

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 

  • a letter of intent (cover letter)
  • a current resume or CV
  • unofficial or official transcripts showing required degree conferred
  • current contact information for three professional references, either within the online application or as an attachment

Applications submitted without the required attachments/information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until filled, but those applications received prior to 11am (MST) on Monday, April 1st, 2024, will receive full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.
Students can choose from 38 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 15 graduate programs.
 CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  
 Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
 At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.


Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical and prescription insurance
  • Dental insurance 
  • Vision insurance 
  • Flexible benefit plan 
  • Basic term life insurance 
  • Voluntary term life and AD&D lnsurance 
  • Long-term disability insurance 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Travel accident insurance 
  • Voluntary critical illness and accident insurance 
  • Annual and sick leave
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee and dependent tuition discounts
  • State employee discounts via BenefitHub

     Other incentives include various on-campus event, recreation, and meal discounts.


About Pueblo, Colorado 

The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of  Human Resources& Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 

Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.


Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU-Pueblo’s success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse student population and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
Our work is driven by eight guiding principles. At CSU Pueblo, we strive to:
Develop people who have meaningful lives and make significant contributions to their families, communities, and world.
Transform learning and create new opportunities by reimagining academic experiences.
Live sustainably and dedicate resources and focus toward programs and policies that support sustainable living.
Cultivate entrepreneurship by creating educational, economic, cultural, and global innovators
Engage place and embraces our regional histories, diverse cultures, socioeconomic realities, and physical location.
Build knowledge by advancing research and scholarship that serves the public good.
Empower students and promote whole-student success in and out of the classroom.
Impact society and elevate the region through our commitment to the health and well-being of our people and our communities.

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