Assistant Professor/Health and Exercise Science
Southern Oregon University
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
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.
• 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.
• 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
• 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
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.
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•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
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are
•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
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All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sou.edu/postings/9468
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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
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