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Assistant Professor in Exercise Science, Creighton University, USA

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  • Assistant Professor in Exercise Science, Creighton University, USA

    The Department of Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in biomechanics to begin August 2019. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in biomechanics and neuromechanics, and other courses depending upon department need. In addition to teaching nine contact hours each semester, the successful applicant will engage in scholarly activity in their area of expertise; submit/obtain grant funding; advise undergraduate students; contribute to undergraduate research; participate in university, college, and departmental committee service; and support student recruitment and retention initiatives. Interested candidates should familiarize themselves with our programs, department, university and mission.

    Qualifications: Earned doctorate in exercise science, biomechanics, or related field from an accredited college or university by time of appointment (ABD considered with established defense date); strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated line of scholarly activity evidenced by publications, professional presentations and/or grant submissions/funding. Teaching experience at the university level and professional certifications relevant to the position (e.g., ACSM, NSCA) is preferred.

    Salary: Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

    Effective Date of Employment: Nine-month tenure-track appointment beginning August 2019. Summer school employment may be available dependent upon department needs.

    Additional Applicant Information:
    All candidates must submit:
    • a completed Faculty Application Form which can be found at
    • a cover letter, which includes a written statement addressing the candidate’s understanding of the interrelated missions of the University, College, and Department, and the role she or he would hope to play in accomplishing those missions
    • a Curriculum Vitae that lists at least the following information:
    o date, institution and academic field of every academic degree received
    o date, institution, field and academic rank of all professional employment
    o details of scholarly publications, presentations and research undertaken
    o names and contact information for, four professional references
    • original academic transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (photocopies of transcripts are acceptable during the initial application process)
    • a statement of how your teaching fits with the Jesuit mission of Creighton University
    • three letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak of the candidate’s teaching and research ability

    Individuals providing letters of recommendation should be asked to mail those directly to Dr. Joan M. Eckerson, Chair, Department of Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions
    Creighton University
    2500 California Plaza
    Omaha NE 68178

    Here’s the link for the assistant professor position