Assistant Professor of Kinesiology/Exercise Science

Washburn University’s Department of Kinesiology invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Exercise Science to begin August 2022. This is a full-time 9-month, tenure track position. A completed doctorate is necessary for tenure-track appointment. 

The selected candidate for this position will have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing teaching excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds. Class sizes at Washburn are small, and students and faculty have the opportunity to participate in community-engaged learning. 

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students and that is located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka. Washburn has a student body of over 5,500 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first-generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate in Kinesiology or related area; ABD applicants will be considered, with completion of the doctorate by May 2023.
  • Graduate training or experience Exercise Physiology, Fitness Testing, Exercise Prescription and Anatomical Kinesiology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ACSM, NSCA, or related certification.
  • Experience supervising an Exercise Science lab.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching effectively at the collegiate level.
  • Graduate training or experience appropriate to teach Sports Nutrition.
  • Current Literature in Kinesiology.
  • Evidence of discipline-related scholarly/creative activity.
  • Evidence of discipline-related service to the profession.

Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill teaching expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment. Teach 12 credit hours per semester (either in person or online) or a full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook. Teach and develop courses consistent with candidate’s training and interests for majors and non-majors as assigned and dependent upon department needs.
  • Supervise Exercise Science Lab.
  • Advise students, maintain regular office hours, participate in departmental governance.
  • Arrange and supervise internship placements.
  • Fulfill service expectations associated with the tenure-track appointment by engaging in service activities in the department, university, and profession.
  • Fulfill expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment for scholarship.
  • Pursue an active research program that can involve students.

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin Feb. 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Please submit a cover letter explaining interest in teaching at Washburn, vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of an active research program that can involve students, examples of collegiality and inclusivity, the names and contact information of three professional references, and, if available, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as official copies of student evaluations/reports) to facultytalent@washburn.edu. Please use the position title “Assistant Professor Kinesiology” in the subject line.
  • If you have questions about the position, please email Dr. Ross Friesen ross.friesen@washburn.edu, search committee chair.
  • The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.
  • Official graduate transcripts are required if offered a position.

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.
Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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