Augustana University seeks a physical education and/or strength and conditioning professional to fill a full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences. This position has a possibility for tenure-track. This is a growing department serving more than 175 majors in Exercise Science, Fitness Management, and Physical Education. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration within the School of Health Promotions (Physical Therapy, Nursing, Genetic Counseling, Athletic Training), educational partners, health care agencies, and research centers in the Sioux Falls area.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess an earned master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in the field of strength and conditioning, physical education, or related field by August 2023 and a NSCA-CSCS certification. Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date. A commitment to quality teaching and scholarship along with active participation in allied professional organizations is necessary. University-level teaching experience, a record of scholarly activity, and the ability to involve undergraduate and graduate students in research are preferred.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are for teaching undergraduate courses supporting majors in Physical Education, Exercise Science and Fitness Management. The successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of exercise science courses including Theory and Techniques in Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Technique in Anaerobic Exercise, Program Design for Strength and Conditioning, Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning, School Health Education, Organization and Administration of PE and Sport, Kinesiology and/or Exercise Physiology. The successful candidate will also provide and/or promote opportunities for undergraduate student involvement in research. He/she will assist in student advising and coordination of practicum experience. Service to the University and the community is expected. Opportunities to teach and support graduate programming in the master’s program in Sports Administration and Leadership (SAL) also exist.
Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.
Review of complete applications will begin January 2023, and remain open until filled. Please submit a complete application, including an Augustana University Employment Application, letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references electronically to: email@example.com.
For additional information or inquiries, contact: Dr. Shane Scholten, Program Director, Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.
Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, comprehensive university affiliated with the Lutheran Church. With more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs for undergraduates, along with graduate degree and continuing education programs, the University is committed to enriching lives and fostering development by combining a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study. Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, SD.