BIOMECHANICS FACULTY POSITION DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY AND NUTRITION SCIENCE
Whittier College has an opening for a full-time Visiting Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science beginning August 2016. The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in biomechanics, research methods and courses that meet the interdisciplinary component of the curriculum. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to supervise senior seminar projects and lead undergraduate research in biomechanics. The minimum qualifications for the position include: Ph.D. (ABD will be considered) in kinesiology, biomechanics, or a closely-related field from an accredited institution; a strong background in biomechanics; university teaching experience; achievements in scholarly research; and effective communication skills. In addition to the academic requirements, the position requires excellence in teaching and a commitment to the mission of Whittier College.
Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally recognized liberal arts program. As a liberal arts college, Whittier College is also distinctive by having a strong Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science that is well respected within the College and has the second largest number of majors on campus. The kinesiology and nutrition major has been designed to fit within the context of the liberal arts program and allows for creativity in course content and design. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer. More information on Whittier College is available at our website: http://www.whittier.edu/
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; brief research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. All application materials and letters of support should be electronically submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science. For full consideration of this position, all materials need to be submitted by March 28, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.