Assistant/Associate Professor, Exercise Science, Kinesiology & Sports Sciences

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 30, 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

Job Description or Duties

The University of Nebraska at Kearney invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position within the Exercise Science program with an interest in Sports Performance. The Exercise Science program is located in the Kinesiology and Sport Sciences Department and College of Education. This search is part of UNK’s Program of Excellence Initiative to expand research and community program outreach in sports performance (strength and conditioning/ sport science), nutrition, and physical activity promotion in a collaborative environment on the UNK campus.  The successful candidate will teach undergrad and graduate courses within the Exercise Science program (potential courses include: strength and conditioning, introduction to exercise science, applied exercise physiology,  fitness assessment in special populations or research methods); advise undergraduate students; participate in service activities within the department, college, university, region, and profession, and engage in scholarly research. The successful candidate will conduct research in her/his interest area leading to publications in nationally peer-reviewed journals.  


Required Qualifications:               Doctoral degree in exercise science or related field (ABD considered) and evidence of ability or potential to conduct research and garner external funding. Excellence in teaching in exercise science courses and the ability to communicate effectively with students and community groups is essential.


Preferred Qualifications:   

Candidates with experience in leading sports performance programming with youth, teen, and college athletes. Data analytics, promoting programs and leading undergraduate students in research related activities. 


HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date January 7, 2022. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact:   Kate Heelan at For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. Benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.


The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,000 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.  The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment The University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.


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