Assistant or Associate Professor - Exercise Science
Brief Summary of Work for this Position The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS), within the College Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks an outstanding faculty member for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, nine-month, tenure-track position in the School’s Exercise Science program beginning in August 2021.
Appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank is dependent upon qualifications relative to University and School standards. The successful candidate will become one of nine Exercise Science faculty members that serve approximately 400 undergraduate Exercise Science majors. The successful candidate will have a wide-ranging background and be able to teach a variety of undergraduate Exercise Science courses. Moreover, the successful candidate will conduct research, publish, write grants, advise students, and provide community engagement and service to the program, school, college, university, and profession.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Applicants must possess the following qualifications:
Doctoral degree in Exercise Science, or a closely related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Exercise Science. Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.
Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity in Exercise Science.
Evidence of successful college teaching experience in an Exercise Science or closely related curriculum both face-to-face and online.
Ability to teach Human Anatomy & Physiology courses.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications:
Experience working and teaching in a human cadaver lab.
Experience teaching a variety of Exercise Science courses.
Evidence of a commitment to promoting undergraduate student scholarly activity.
Hold professional certifications associated with Exercise Science.
Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations or students of color.
Interest in developing and implementing curricula related to culturally diverse populations.
Successful research program and grant activity with a clear research trajectory.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the School, College and University.
Experience in lab facility management.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit The UNCW Exercise Science Program has a long-standing and successful history of preparing students for matriculation to graduate school or careers within the field of exercise science. Exercise Science students are required to complete the exercise science core courses and one of two self-selected concentration: Allied Health concentration or Exercise Physiology Certification concentration.
The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) has five undergraduate degree programs:
Healthful Living and Fitness Education
Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management
The SHAHS also has Master of Science degrees in:
Gerontology with 4+1 options:
(Bachelors / Masters) with Public Health / Gerontology
Recreation Therapy / Gerontology
Exercise Science / Gerontology
The SHAHS also supports a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and a Master of Education concentration in Physical Education and Health through the Watson College of Education.
Minors are offered in:
Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management
College/School Information The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.
University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
Special Notes to Applicants Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Applicants should submit the following materials:
Cover Letter (2-3 pages in length; please address how you meet the minimum requirements / preferred qualifications for this position)
Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.
EEO Statement At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.