The Department of Sports Medicine at Mercyhurst University is seeking applications for a full time, permanent faculty member within Exercise Science; qualified applicants will be considered for a tenure- track line.
The Exercise Science major, within the Department of Sports Medicine, strives to provide students with a high-quality, evidence-based educational and applied experience, to facilitate their development as clinical, industrial, athletic, and/or recreational exercise professionals. Exercise Science and Sports Medicine department students are provided with a comprehensive health and exercise science-based curriculum, steeped in basic and applied science coursework, as well as promoting ACSM’s Exercise-Is-Medicine® ethos, while rounding out with a complementary liberal arts component. Additionally, Mercyhurst is 1-of- 12 universities in Pennsylvania approved as an undergraduate NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) affiliate. This distinction acknowledges and endorses approved strength and conditioning curricula designed to prepare students to sit for, and pass, all NSCA gold-standard certification exams. The Exercise Science Program is also preparing for CASCE (Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education) authentication.
Responsibilities: This full-time, 9-month, Assistant Professor appointment will have primary assignment to the Exercise Science major in the Department of Sports Medicine. Faculty responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate Exercise Science/Sports Medicine courses; advising/mentoring students within the department; pursuing scholarship/funding, and service to the University. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the qualified candidate will be engaged with the development of evidence-based capstone student research and experiential learning opportunities. The successful candidate will contribute to the missions of the Exercise Science Program, Department of Sports Medicine, and Mercyhurst University. The successful candidate is intended to ultimately advance to a more significant leadership role in the Exercise Science Program.
A master’s degree is required (doctoral degree preferred) in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, or related field. Special attention will be given to applicants with a minimum of two years teaching experience applicable to a multiplicity of exercise science topic areas, including exercise assessment, exercise prescription, exercise physiology, and applied research methods.
Preference will be given to those candidates with ACSM and/or NSCA certification. Evidence of scholarly productivity and external funding is highly desirable, but not required.
Mercyhurst University is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy. It is located in northwestern Pennsylvania along Lake Erie. A Mercyhurst education, inspired by the works and vision of the Sisters of Mercy aims at engaging students for life and at creating leaders in justice and service. Today, Mercyhurst University is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students seeking academic excellence, professional expertise, an environment of inclusiveness, and high expectations for growth and development of the whole person.
Mercyhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply. Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States.