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Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
at Lindenwood University
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Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Exercise Science
Department: School of Health Sciences
Evaluation Group: Faculty and Instructors
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: St. Charles, MO
Reports To: Assistant Dean, Exercise Science
- Cover letter specifying your area of expertise and interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching philosophy
- Three (3) recent letters of recommendation
- Unofficial transcript(s) of all degrees conferred
Lindenwood University invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month faculty position as an assistant/associate professor of exercise science in the School of Health Sciences starting in August 2019.
This nine-month faculty position will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Exercise Science and Graduate Health Sciences core curriculums. Possible areas may include: Research Methods, Exercise Physiology (graduate & undergraduate), Exercise for Diseased Populations, Strength and Conditioning, Biomechanics, and Sports Nutrition. Experience serving and chairing graduate thesis committees is preferred. Courses are offered during the day, evening, and online.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
1. Teaching and Learning
- Develop and teach 24 credit hours (9-month contract) of undergraduate and/or graduate courses or the equivalent as authorized by the dean for the purpose of developing and demonstrating Lindenwood’s Institutional Learning Outcomes, including broad, integrative, and specialized knowledge, essential habits of mind, communicative fluency, and effective problem-solving skills.
- Course release time is available for active research resulting in peer-reviewed publications
- Conduct all classes in accordance with an established, current, and compliant course syllabus, text(s), and/or related instructional material(s), submitted in accordance with established University guidelines.
- Supervise laboratories, independent studies, tutorials, and off-campus learning such as study abroad, practicums, and internships.
- Ensure accessibility, copyright, and authentication compliance (online and hybrid courses)
- Ensure compliance with Canvas minimum use standards (on-campus courses).
- Participate in textbook adoption and review as appropriate. Use all materials required for a course sufficiently to justify student expense.
- Respond to student questions, inquiries, etc. within 24 business hours.
- Maintain student attendance, grade, and discipline records as required by the University and/or School.
- Serve as academic advisor and mentor to students and maintain accurate files on each advisee
- Refer students, when appropriate, to specialized University services
- Utilize the appropriate University policies and procedures to resolve and document student complaints, concerns, and problems.
- Resident full-time faculty and instructors teaching a full-time load are expected to post and keep eight office hours per week. Non-resident full-time faculty and instructors teaching a full-time load online are expected to keep the equivalent of eight office hours per week. These hours may be maintained online, via telephone, or Canvas Conferences.
- Respond to student concerns, questions, and requests for assistance within 24 hours, excluding Saturdays and Sundays and official University holidays and breaks.
- Participate in shared governance annually, assuming positions of increased responsibility.
- Provide mentorship and leadership within the school.
- Participate in and develop efforts to recruit and retain students.
- Complete administrative tasks as requested by the dean, including but not limited to work associated with student attendance and grades, course schedules, academic catalogs, assessment, program reviews, recruiting, retention, performance evaluation, and accreditations.
- Exhibit interpersonal effectiveness with and respect for students, colleagues, and administrators by acting as a team player and coordinating work with colleagues.
- Maintain a high level of professional ethics.
- Support a safe and orderly environment.
- Work on complex projects using a collaborative model.
- Attend program/department, school/division, campus, and University faculty meetings, special professional development opportunities, commencement ceremonies, and other University events as requested by the administration.
3. Subject Matter Expertise and Scholarship
- Engage in scholarly activities and/or creative endeavors that contribute to the academic mission of the University.
- Support Lindenwood’s advancement as a leader in the scholarship of teaching and learning through study, research, and application of evidence-based educational practices.
- Provide updated resume/CV as requested by the dean
- Establish an annual improvement goal related to subject matter expertise and scholarship as appropriate.
Qualifications required for effective job performance. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
- Doctorate degree in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, or related field from an accredited institution
- Active membership and involvement in an exercise science related professional organizations
- An established diverse record of effective teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Documented evidence of professional service contributions
- Record of/or potential to develop a research agenda and interest in supporting existing efforts leading to an active student-centered scholarship program resulting in national presentations, peer-reviewed publications and the procurement of external funding
- Three (3) years or more of professional experience in exercise science or a related field preferred
- Certification in an exercise science related certification preferred (i.e., ACSM or NSCA)
- Experience serving on and chairing graduate theses committees is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
- Ability to verbalize understanding of complex problem or situations, ask relevant questions for clarifications, and explain it clearly to others.
- Well-developed written communication skills.
- Ability to communicate diplomatically, clearly, and effectively with students and co-workers verbally, in-person and by telephone, using the English language.
- Ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
- Ability to support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through effective interactions with students, employees, alumni, and other stakeholders.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
- Ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain procedures, such as how to perform a task to someone else
- Ability to deal with abstract and concrete variables.
- Use current technology to enhance effectiveness including but not limited to computers, computer-assisted instruction programs, and audio-visual equipment
- Be willing to learn and apply any other new technology necessary to enhance learning
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Canvas (LMS), CAMS (SIS), Workday (EIS)
- Ability to use phones, fax machines, printers, scanners, and copiers.
Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
- General office and/or classroom conditions for on-campus faculty and instructors.
- Variable work environments as determined by online instructors; must have 24/7 access to a computer that meets minimum technical specifications and high-speed Internet access.
Activities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Stamina to teach classes as required.
- Ability to stand or sit for extended time periods.
- Regular and reliable on-campus attendance is required.
- Informing the dean (SC) of any absence is required.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the level and types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to education programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
The mission of the human resources department is to provide a quality education and experience for all Lindenwood University students by selecting the appropriate full time and adjunct faculty, staff, and administration to serve the students, and by supporting the professional and personal success and wellness of those employees from the time of application through retirement.