Willamette University’s Department of Exercise Science invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. The Department of Exercise Science is seeking to add a colleague with expertise in clinical healthcare and/or anatomy to continue its successful growth as a strong academic unit within the University. The position will begin August 2014. The position calls for an individual with a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, ability to establish a research agenda involving the undergraduate majors in our field, and an interest in the interdisciplinary/collaborative potential of a Liberal Arts university. The position does not include clinical responsibilities. The mission of the Department of Exercise Science is to provide students with a solid grounding in the factual and conceptual mastery of the interdisciplinary nature of the study of human movement. The curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking, effective writing, clear articulation and presentation, and to promote analytical skills that transcend the subject matter. To learn more about the department, faculty and students, please visit www.willamette.edu/cla/exsci.
1. Teaching: Undergraduate courses in Human Anatomy; Prevention, Evaluation, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Injuries and Disabilities; and/or other science-based theory courses in the Department of Exercise Science. Potential to teach in the University’s General Education Program
2. Scholarly Activity: Seek internal and external funding for undergraduate and other research projects; write, present, and publish professionally
3. Service: Advise students; active involvement in professional associations, university and community programs
Qualifications (Minimum required)
1. Doctorate (ABD considered) in Exercise Science or related field, or clinical doctorate (e.g., DPT), with teaching and research experience
2. Expertise in Human Anatomy and/or Clinical Healthcare
3. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness
4. Evidence of scholarly and professional activity
5. Ability to develop a teaching/research laboratory with limited internal support and to advance a student research program
6. Demonstrated writing skills
1. Background to teach in additional area(s) related to Exercise Science
2. Experience working with undergraduate students, particularly in a Liberal Arts environment
3. Interest in developing interdisciplinary and/or collaborative teaching and research
4. Experience in authoring or co-authoring grants
5. Additional certifications/credentials relevant to the position and the mission of the Department (e.g., from NATABOC, ACSM, NSCA, NASM)
Submit the following materials as part of your online application:
• Letter of Application specific to the position announcement
• Curriculum Vitae
• Unofficial copy of all graduate transcripts
• Outline of teaching philosophy and examples of teaching portfolio including course syllabi, assessment strategies and successful pedagogical approaches
• A diversity statement that describes your experience with diverse populations and the importance of diversity in teaching and research communities
• Outline of research interests and professional goals for the first 5 years in the position
• Three (3) letters of Recommendation
Application deadline: All materials must be submitted by January 2, 2014.
About Willamette: Willamette University, founded in 1842, is the oldest institution of higher education in the Far West. Willamette University is a selective residential liberal arts college in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Situated in Oregon’s capital city, Willamette includes the College of Liberal Arts (approximately 2000 students), and graduate programs in Law and Management. The academic year is divided into two semesters, beginning in late August and ending in May. Willamette students are recipients of prestigious national awards annually, such as NSF, Watson, Truman, Fulbright and Goldwater fellowships. Salem is located in the center of the Willamette Valley, approximately an hour’s drive from the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland and Eugene. For more information about Willamette, visit our website at www.willamette.edu.
Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.