The Department of Health and Sport Science is a growing,
successful department at the University of Dayton, in Dayton, OH.
With over 700 students across 4 undergraduate majors and one
graduate dietetics program, we collectively seek to train and
inspire future leaders in health, wellness, and sport. Over 400
students are Health Science majors who primarily pursue graduate
programs such as medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy,
occupational therapy, and nursing. We are looking for an engaged,
dedicated, and innovative faculty member to join our
We currently are seeking applications for a full-time
instructionally-focused faculty colleague. Our lecturers contribute
fully to our academic mission through their primary work in
teaching courses and service to students, the department, and the
university. We encourage and support the development of lecturers
and provide opportunities for promotion and access to professional
opportunities on- and off-campus.
The position will start August 16, 2022 and is a non tenure
track position that is renewable annually. Some summer teaching
opportunities may be available depending on department needs. The
ideal candidate is expected to contribute to one or more areas in
our core health science curriculum that covers anatomy, physiology,
exercise physiology, kinesiology, and corresponding laboratory
courses. Specific teaching responsibilities will be determined
based on candidate specialization, interest, and balance of lecture
and laboratory courses in collaboration with the department chair
and existing faculty.
At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate
because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is
vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex
problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We
translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have
experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues
and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range
of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested
candidates to apply.
If you are looking for a faculty position where you can:
● focus on teaching;
● work with highly-motivated students in and out of the classroom
● contribute to a thriving academic program;
● be a member of a mission-driven institution;
● live affordably in a central location with easy access to both
recreation and urban amenities;
Then apply today!
● Master’s degree in anatomy, physiology, exercise science,
kinesiology, science education, or related field;
● Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level;
● Effective written communication.
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred
qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the
● PhD or EdD in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, science
education or related field;
● Successful experience in any or all of the following:
-working with students in a non-classroom setting (e.g. laboratory,
-utilizing laboratory skills related to area of expertise (e.g.
cadaver-based dissection, exercise testing, motion analysis)
-as Instructor of Record in a lecture- and/or laboratory- based
-working with and/or teaching socially and culturally diverse
-working in the health professional career fields;
● Interest and willingness to serve, lead, and/or collaborate
within a department and/or broader university community;
● Ability to model excellence in teaching, to foster a stimulating
classroom environment and to challenge students in creative
● Effective interpersonal communication skills;
● Effective oral communication skills;
● Effective classroom management skills;
● Commitment to breadth of education, including educating the whole
person in the Marianist tradition to support the principles of
diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment of service to the
community, university and profession.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
A complete application for the position consists of the
● Letter of intent, which addresses all the required qualifications
listed above and as many preferred qualifications as apply.
● Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts. If degree conferral is
not displayed on transcripts, the applicant should submit another
form of evidence of degree completion.
● Statement on teaching philosophy that describes how you would
teach a course or lab in the core health science curriculum and how
diversity, equity, and inclusion informs that teaching
● Contact information for three references.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States on a full-time basis.
To comply with federal rules, UD will require all employees
including student employees to be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19. The University will accept valid religious or medical
exemptions and seek to reasonably accommodate them. Links to the
most up-to-date COVID-19 health information, an easy-to-navigate
index of the University's COVID-19 guidelines, and resources can be
found at https://udayton.edu/coronavirus.
Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST on December 1, 2021.
The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research
university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral
levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a
diverse community committed to advancing the common good through
intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and
local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist
educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link
learning and scholarship with leadership and service.
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University
is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve
equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus
community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer,
we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected
veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender
The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of
prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career
program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an
effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information
can be found: at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php