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    Hello All,

    Here is a announcement for a tenure-tack position in Exercise
    Science. Please note that the application needs to be completed
    online. For additional information, please contact Dr. John Keener
    directly (email:

    Thank you,

    Morris Levy

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    The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the
    University of Minnesota Duluth is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure
    track exercise science position at the rank of assistant professor
    beginning August 25, 2008. Rank and salary will be determined by
    successful candidate's education, background and experience.

    Required Qualifications include:
    1. Academic preparation leading to ability to teach the following
    courses: human anatomy, principles of strength and conditioning
    programs, sport science applications, and other ESAT (exercise science
    athletic training) courses.
    2. Earned academic doctorate with specialization and expertise in
    exercise science. This degree may be earned from programs housed in
    academic departments such as exercise physiology, human performance,
    kinesiology, physical education and sport studies, sport and exercise,
    education, athletic training, rehabilitation sciences, physiology,
    medicine, physical therapy, medical sciences or biological science.
    Focus of studies must be toward acute and chromic responses and
    adaptations to exercise and training.
    3. Ability to pursue successful research and scholarly activities
    related to exercise science.
    4. Ability to pursue successful grant writing.
    5. Involvement at the state and national level professional
    associations and organizations.

    Desired Qualifications include:
    1. Demonstrated successful undergraduate or graduate college teaching
    2. National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength
    and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    3. Demonstrated experience as a strength and conditioning specialist
    or coach
    4. Ability to teach the following courses: physiology and mechanics of
    physical activity, functional anatomy and sport injury management,
    exercise adherence, exercise leadership, management of fitness
    5. Scholarly publications in exercise sciences
    6. Evidence of successful grant writing
    7. Experience in undergraduate student advisement/mentoring
    8. Experience in development, placement and supervision of interns in
    fitness and strength/conditioning facilities

    The exercise science position is primarily devoted to working with
    undergraduate exercise science majors with some work with athletic
    training majors, physical education majors and coaching minors. The
    major responsibilities are undergraduate teaching; pursuing research
    in area of exercise science expertise; advising exercise science
    majors; development of a concentration for exercise science majors in
    strength and conditioning that qualifies for the NSCA Strength and
    Conditioning Educational Recognition Program; and providing service
    within and outside the university.

    The University of Minnesota Duluth is a state supported public
    institution. Approximately 11,000 students are currently enrolled in a
    community of 85,000. Duluth, a truly unique city, is at the western
    end of Lake Superior, 150 miles north of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It
    stretches for nearly 25 miles along the 600-foot-high headlands of the
    lake and is a popular tourist attraction, busy international port, and
    the cultural, medical, and commercial center of the region. Located in
    Minnesota's Arrowhead region the area offers unlimited opportunities
    for a variety of year round recreational activities such as hiking,
    golfing, canoeing, camping, skiing, skating, fishing, and sailing. The
    Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation has 20 full
    time and 16 part-time faculty members. Exercise Science is one of six
    undergraduate majors and three minors offered. Exercise Science majors
    select between Exercise and Sport Science and Health Fitness
    The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and

    Application Instructions
    The University of Minnesota requires that you apply online for this
    position at Please search for Requisition
    #153364 .

    Complete applications must include:
    1) letter of application that specifically details how the applicant
    meets the five "Essential" and, if applicable, any of the eight
    "Desired" qualifications - must be submitted online;
    2) vita and contact information - must be submitted online;
    3) documentation of teaching experience may include student
    evaluations and/or course syllabi - may be submitted online or by mail
    4) contact information (name, title, phone number, and email address)
    for three professional references who can be contacted by the search
    committee as a part of the screening process - must be submitted
    online. Please do not ask for nor send letters of reference.
    5) paper copy of unofficial transcript can be mailed to:

    Dr. John Keener, Search Committee Chair
    Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
    110 Sports and Health Center
    1216 Ordean Court
    University of Minnesota Duluth
    Duluth, MN 55812-3032

    Review of completed applications will begin March 10, 2008, and
    continue until the position is filled.