Assistant Professor/Health and Exercise Science

Southern Oregon University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor/Health and Exercise Science

Southern Oregon University

Position Number: F00162


Position Summary:
The Division of Education, Health and Leadership at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Health and Exercise Science. Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree or ABD from an accredited institution in an exercise or health sciences field such as Exercise Physiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise and Sport Science, Sport Nutrition or similar fields of study.

Teaching responsibilities include coursework in exercise physiology as it relates to assessment, chronic disease and athletic performance and may include online courses.

Other responsibilities include advising, research, collaborative curriculum development and program assessment, oversite of the exercise physiology lab, community outreach and networking, project supervision, professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned.

We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 16, 2022 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of November 15, 2021.

The Division of Education, Health and Leadership is actively engaging in addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student body and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree or ABD from an accredited institution in an exercise or health sciences field such as Exercise Physiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise and Sport Science, Sport Nutrition or similar fields of study.
• Applicants should have at least one year of experience teaching in higher education.
• Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities.

Preferred Qualification:
• Two or more years of teaching in higher education teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students. Candidates with a background in clinical exercise and sport science disciplines with considerable laboratory experience will be preferred.
• Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and supervising graduate students, including students from diverse backgrounds.• Candidates with a strong teaching background and those who demonstrate a history of working with local and regional communities to support sport performance, health and wellness are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy; and (4) at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.

To view SOU’s offers very generous benefits and pension programs available to eligible positions, please visit:
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Special Conditions
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

Notice to Prospective Employees
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link: A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email

All applicants must apply online at

Diversity Statement
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.


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