HEALTH, KINESIOLOGY AND SPORT DEPARTMENT
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN EXERCISE SCIENCES – TENURE TRACK
POSITION AVAILABLE JANUARY 1, 2022
THE HEALTH, KINESIOLOGY AND SPORT DEPARTMENT of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Southern Alabama is seeking candidates for a full-time (9-month) academic position in Exercise Science at the rank of Assistant Professor.
SOUTHERN ALABAMA UNIVERSITY is a diverse and vibrant public university that makes a difference in the lives of Alabama residents and the nation through education, research, service, and healthcare. The University offers a wide range of high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 14,000 students. Located in the city of Mobile, USA, it is a major public higher education institution on the Upper Gulf Coast.
THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES is one of nine colleges and schools that host approximately 2,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The College supports a wide range of study programs in five departments and is nationally accredited by the National Council for Teacher Education Accreditation and our educator preparation programs are accredited by the Department of Education of the state of Alabama. College counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). The College of Education and Professional Studies is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment where the unique identity of each student is valued and respected, and in which students feel safe to explore their intellectual, interpersonal development. and professional in order to serve competently in a multicultural world.
THE HEALTH, KINESIOLOGY AND SPORT DEPARTMENT currently has 11 full-time tenure-track professors, 4 non-tenured professors, 3 staff, 10 graduate assistants and over 600 students. The department offers undergraduate programs in exercise science, health and physical education, sport management and recreational studies, recreational therapy and health promotion. Graduate programs include exercise science, health and physical education, health promotion, and sports management. The department is home to the University of Southern Alabama (ENRG USA) Exercise and Nutrition Research Group, which is made up of a group of well-equipped collaborative laboratories capable of supporting a wide range of related research exercise and nutrition, education, community outreach and service learning activities. Current laboratory capabilities include equipment for body composition (DXA, 3D scanner, BIA / BIS, hydrostatic weighing), neuromuscular (Biodex dynamometer, EMG, nerve stimulation, force plate), cardiovascular (NIRS, ultrasound, restriction cuffs flow rate, ECG), metabolic / pulmonary (metabolic cart with exercise capacity and REE, spirometry) and biochemical / molecular (rtPCR system, microplate reader, pipetting robot, electrophoresis, freezers). An assortment of other equipment is available for stress testing, including bicycle ergometers (Velotron, Monark), treadmills, a fully equipped collegiate weight room. and other basic exercise and laboratory equipment
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION are consistent with those of a full-time university position (9 months) at the rank of assistant professor. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of exercise science, as assigned by the department head; to conduct, publish and present research; seek external funding; provide academic advice; supervise the internship experiences of the students; participate in the development of the curriculum; collaborate with the faculty; and providing services to the department, college and university. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to employ effective teaching practices, provide experiential learning opportunities to students, and engage in program-related community engagement.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include a doctorate in exercise science, kinesiology, or a closely related discipline. ABDs near completion of the diploma will be taken into account. Applicants should have demonstrated skills and / or experience in teaching, research and service with the ideal candidate complementing our existing programs and faculties and have the ability to work effectively in a research team.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the post are candidates with publications and / or experience in conducting research exploring adaptations to exercise training. Experience in conducting studies involving exercise combined with nutrition or dietary supplement interventions is desirable. Proficiency in phlebotomy procedures and basic wet lab techniques (ELISA, PCR, electrophoresis) is highly desirable. Demonstrated leadership activities and / or certifications from ACSM, NSCA, ISSN or other related organizations are preferred. Preference will be given to applicants whose research complements the existing strengths of ENRG USA. Broadly speaking, current initiatives / projects include examining changes in cardiovascular, biochemical, neuromuscular and body composition of various exercise and nutrition interventions.
A FULL REQUEST includes: emailing (1) a cover letter of interest to include a description of research and teaching interests / experiences and a description of how the candidate would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at the University of Southern Alabama through his / her teaching, research and / or service; (2) a curriculum vitae which includes the name, affiliation and contact details of three references; and (3) copies of unofficial graduate and undergraduate school transcripts to Ms. Dana Burleson, Administrative Assistant, College of Education and Professional Studies at [email protected] Please organize and save all documents in PDF format into one file in the following order: cover letter, CV, and graduate and undergraduate transcripts. In the subject line, indicate “Research of the Faculty of Exercise Science”. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Geoffrey Hudson at (251) 461-1620 or by email: [email protected]
After reviewing the documents, applicants invited for an on-campus interview will arrange to have submitted three original signed letters of recommendation and official transcripts from graduates and undergraduates from all degree-granting institutions attended. sent directly to Dana Burleson, College of Education and Professional Studies, University South Alabama, UCOM 3600, 307 University Blvd., N., Mobile, AL 36688-0002 or [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Southern Alabama is an EO / AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.