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  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Kirksville, Missouri, USA

    Truman State University

    Entry-level Tenure Track faculty member to start August 2016 in Health and Exercise Sciences to provide classroom instruction in upper division Exercise Science/Kinesiology curriculum; to fulfill additional faculty duties including conducting research appropriate to the teacher-scholar model, academic advising, mentoring of students in research and other experiences; and to provide service to the University and community. This position requires a Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or equivalent doctoral degree in a closely related field; ABD (with Masters in specified field) will be considered with Ph.D. completion scheduled by December 2016.

    Applicants will be evaluated on:
    · academic qualifications;
    · professional certifications (ACSM EPC or EPC-eligible preferred);
    · evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, successful college level teaching in courses related to Human Anatomy and/or motor learning;
    · evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, scholarly activity with emphasis on the use of candidates’ scholarship to inform their teaching;
    · evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, encouraging and mentoring students in transformative learning experiences such as undergraduate research, service learning, and internships;
    · compatibility with the department’s needs;
    · evidence of commitment to liberal arts education as a teacher-scholar, with undergraduate student development and accomplishment as the highest priority;
    · evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, developing critical thinking and problem solving skills in undergraduates; and
    · evidence of strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

    Compensation and Rank: Salary commensurate with experience and education; benefits package includes life, health and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and reimbursed assistance for moving expenses. Awarding of tenure and promotion to Associate and Full Professor is based on success as a teacher-scholar; the University and departmental policies on Promotion and Tenure are available on request.

    Program: The Department of Health & Exercise Sciences is part of the School of Health Sciences & Education at Truman State University. The department has 18 full-time faculty members and approximately 700 highly motivated undergraduate majors who are preparing for a wide range of graduate health-related and professional programs and job settings. The department also supports Truman’s Liberal Studies Program. For more information about the Exercise Science program, please visit

    Lab Space: The department has recently opened two new labs, the Human Performance Lab includes over 180 m2 of work space and includes treadmills, bike ergometers, SensorMedics Metabolic Cart, HUMAC isokinetic system, DXA system, high speed treadmill with harness, and other various equipment. The Piper Movement Analysis Lab includes over 200 m2 of work space and includes a 12 camera Vicon system, 3 force plates, 16 channel Delsys EMG system, Dartfish software, Neurocom Balance system, and other various equipment for biomechanics and motor learning.

    The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars with a highly selective student body, Truman is a residential university focused on providing its approximately 6,000 students with broad liberal arts experiences and depth of study in 48 undergraduate majors and 8 graduate programs. Truman’s students are well-prepared academically. Most have leadership experience and over 45% will enter graduate or professional education within a year of graduation. Over 20% of Truman students engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects, including participation in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference.

    Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of the educational opportunities it offers to students and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. Truman, Missouri’s only highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university, has been recognized for the 19th year in a row by US News and World Report as the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Regional Category. The Washington Monthly ranks Truman as the No. 2 Masters’ University in the United States. For more information about the University, please visit

    The Community: Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman plays a vital role in this thriving regional center of northeast Missouri. The city enjoys a low crime rate, excellent schools, and a low cost of living. A broad range of outdoor recreational opportunities is easily accessible. Kirksville is connected to St. Louis (STL) by Cape Air ( Amtrak operates the Southwest Chief on daily schedules from Kirksville to Chicago, Kansas City, and points southwest to Los Angeles. A.T. Still University maintains dental and medical schools in Kirksville which provides opportunities for interdisciplinary biomedical research. Information about Kirksville can be found at

    Application: The School of Health Sciences & Education coordinates the application process. Electronic submission of applications is required and candidate’s documents should be uploaded at Letters of recommendation may be e-mailed to: with “Tenure Track Search” in the subject line.

    Complete applications must include:

    · cover letter that addresses the evaluation criteria, scholarly activity interests, and any other applicant characteristics that merit emphasis;
    · current curriculum vitae;
    · statement of teaching philosophy that presents the candidate’s commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to student development;
    · evidence of, or potential for, success in teaching excellence and scholarly activity;
    · copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable); and
    · three recent letters of recommendation (these should be e-mailed to:

    Review of applications will begin March 25, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicant must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.

    Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Roberta Donahue, Professor and Chair, Department of Health & Exercise Sciences,

    Truman State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.