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Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Syracuse, NY

Pay Range
Commensurate with Experience

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per department chair

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Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code
Not Applicable

Job Description

The Department of Exercise Science in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the assistant/associate professor level. As an integral part of the Invest Syracuse initiative, this faculty position is one of several within a research cluster in the focus area of Healthy Aging. The faculty member hired into this position will build on our existing strengths in Healthy Aging and participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

We encourage creative, dynamic, and passionate candidates with a Ph.D. in exercise science, kinesiology, or a related discipline, and a research focus in the area of aging (gerontology/geriatrics) to apply. We welcome applicants across the breadth of exercise science sub-disciplines – ranging from those working at the cellular/molecular level to those working at the applied/clinical and population level. Preference will be given to candidates who focus on exercise as a countermeasure to combat age-related loss of function (e.g., cognitive function, physical function) and/or age-related comorbidities (e.g., obesity, cardio-metabolic disease, sarcopenia). A collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to research that transects faculty interests in physical activity measurement, applied physiology, health disparities, chronic disease, and/or disability is desirable. Candidates should have or demonstrate the potential for an outstanding record of research accomplishments, publications, and extramural funding consistent with rank. The ideal candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, graduate student mentoring, undergraduate student advising, and professional service.


Ph.D. in exercise science, kinesiology, or a related discipline, and a research focus in the area of aging (gerontology/geriatrics).

Job Specific Qualifications



Teaching, research, graduate student mentoring, undergraduate student advising, and professional service.


Physical Requirements

“Not Applicable”


“Not Applicable”

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.
Applicants are also requested to submit a short (1-page) research statement that also includes a statement on how their scholarship contributes to equity, diversity, inclusion and internationalization.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEO Statement

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Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

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