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University of Dayton, OH: Assistant Professor in Health & Sport Science

Assistant Professor in Health & Sport Science

[If you are interested in this position, please let Dr. Dzikus know. He’ll be able to give you further advice, as he has worked in the department before.]
The University of Dayton Department of Health and Sport Science is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of health and sport sciences. The department and UD offer a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, where the incumbent has the opportunity to join a dynamic faculty that is committed to the development of competent and skilled future professionals.  Responsibilities include teaching, student advisement, leadership and service to the program, department, school, university and profession. Candidates who exhibit a commitment to diversity and equity through their teaching, scholarship, and service are encouraged to apply. Preference given to those who are able to teach in the following areas: kinesiology, biomechanics, and research methods. Consideration also given to those who are also able to teach in one or more of the following areas: epidemiology, public health or healthcare management. This position is full time beginning August 16, 2017.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university.  The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research, development of the whole person, leadership, and service in the local and global community.  The department currently has 500 undergraduate students in the following programs: exercise science and physiology, pre-physical therapy, dietetics, and sport management.

Required Qualifications:
ABD in the Health Sciences by Dec. 15, 2016;
Articulated ability to teach undergraduates in area of expertise;
Articulated potential to advise undergraduate and graduate students in research projects;
Articulated knowledge of and involvement in professional community;
Demonstrated ability to conduct publishable research for peer-reviewed journals;
Experience with university, school, and department activities, or engagement in community or professional service.
Effective written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
Earned terminal degree in area of expertise by August 16, 2017;
Demonstrated ability to teach graduate students in area of expertise;
Experience in curriculum and program review and program development;
Clinical and/or industry experience in area of experience;
Experience in academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students;
Record of scholarly productivity including publications and professional presentations;
Demonstrated research agenda;
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative/collegial environment;
Effective oral communication skills;
Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
Willingness to engage in Quality Matters online training and course design;
Affinity for the values central to Marianist education including diversity and social justice.

Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, accomplishments, and interest in the position; a curriculum vitae; informal transcripts of all coursework in area of expertise; if terminal degree has not been obtained, a letter from the candidate’s thesis adviser indicating status toward terminal degree. Three letters of recommendation are required. When you apply you will be asked to provide the e-mail addresses for three letter writers. At the completion of your application, they will be sent a unique link to upload the letter of recommendation. These letters must be received on or before November 4. Additionally, candidates are required to submit two statements: 1) Philosophy of Teaching; and 2) Description of Research Program.  Applications must be submitted electronically to  Applications must be received by November 28, 2016.   Candidates selected for campus interviews will be expected to demonstrate teaching knowledge and skills to university students and present current research work to the faculty and administration.  If you would like more information on this position, please e-mail Dr. Jon Linderman, chair of the search committee at

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices.  As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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