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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Oakland University

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  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Oakland University

    The Exercise Science program in the Department of Human Movement Science at Oakland University, in Rochester Michigan, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 15, 2021.

    This is an exceptional growth opportunity to join a truly supportive faculty team. Enjoy engaging in a meaningful balance of teaching, research and service.

    Through your teaching, bring disciplinary and experiential expertise to our broad array of undergraduate and graduate programming, including: the BS in Exercise Science degree with (4+1 advanced option for graduate study) specializations in Pre-Physical Therapy or the unique Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant program; and the graduate degrees of MS in Exercise Science, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Human Movement Science degree.

    In your research, enjoy rich student support and faculty mentoring while establishing a line of peer-reviewed research and scholarship. Draw benefit from our well-equipped laboratories and on-campus athletics, recreation and wellbeing facilities, as well as our diverse clinical partnerships and strengths in upstream care and community engagement.

    Contributing service, help advance our professional relationships with campus, community and clinical partners for mutual research, clinical, and teaching goals. Provide distinct energies to our school, university, and communities of practice, including eager participation in student recruitment and retention activities. Contribute to continuous academic program refinement, and participate actively in professional organizations. Throughout, contribute meaningful efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

    The position requires a terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, DHS, or equivalent), or ABD (scheduled for completion). Our interest areas include exercise physiology, strength and fitness, biomechanics, motor control, and human performance inclusive of diverse populations, and persons with physical disability.

    Application Information:
    1. Position begins August 15, 2021
    2. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2021, and will be accepted until the position is filled
    3. For questions regarding the position, contact the Search Chair, Dr. Daniel Goble at
    4. To apply, upload:
      1. letter of interest outlining experience in teaching, research, service and practice (where applicable)
      2. one-page teaching philosophy statement
      3. curriculum vita
      4. academic transcripts (unofficial) for all degrees
      5. evidence of post-doctoral or post graduate certification or specialization where applicable
      6. diversity statement that describes your interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality
    Contact information for references will be requested in the Professional References section of the application and a link provided through which references can submit letters.

    The School of Health Sciences serves over 2000 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-professional students through a singular model of advancing community-engaged translational relationships, and connecting theory to best practices. Built upon the foundations of the natural and behavioral sciences we are organized departmentally into four themes: Public and Environmental Wellness, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, and Human Movement Science (HMS).

    The HMS department, advancing and restoring physical function, offers degree programs at the bachelor’s (BS), master’s (MS), clinical professional (DPT), and research doctorate (PhD) levels, as well as post-professional degrees and certificates. Our programs span exercise science (EXS), physical therapy (PT), and uniquely, orthotics and prosthetics (O&P), with multiple teaching/research labs available for EXS (Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics Ergonomics Abilities Research, Strength and Fitness); PT (Acute Care Simulation, Musculoskeletal, Neurorehabilitation); and O&P (Orthotics and Prosthetics Fabrication).

    Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity. The School of Health Sciences offer distinct research support and mentoring through a number of opportunities including: by the University, the Principle Investigator Academy, faculty grants, grant writing workshops and support through the Research Office; and distinctly by the School of Health Sciences, Seed and Sprout Grants and Student Research Dissemination Grants. Our HMS department provides strong connections to the clinical community, features service engagement through pro bono and health and wellness programs, and our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and clinical expertise.
    Our beautiful platinum LEED-certified campus facilities and broad clinical and community-based opportunities offer an ideal supportive environment for students, faculty, staff and partners to create and enjoy innovative learning, meaningful service, and vibrant research pursuits – in purpose for health.

    Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

    Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
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