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Lecturer, Department of Health and Sport Science, University of Dayton (Dayton, OH)

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  • Lecturer, Department of Health and Sport Science, University of Dayton (Dayton, OH)


    Position Summary

    The Department of Health and Sport Science is a growing, successful department at the University of Dayton, in Dayton, OH. With over 700 students across 4 undergraduate majors and one graduate dietetics program, we collectively seek to train and inspire future leaders in health, wellness, and sport. Over 400 students are Health Science majors who primarily pursue graduate programs such as medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing. We are looking for an engaged, dedicated, and innovative faculty member to join our student-centered team.

    We currently are seeking applications for a full-time instructionally-focused faculty colleague. Our lecturers contribute fully to our academic mission through their primary work in teaching courses and service to students, the department, and the university. We encourage and support the development of lecturers and provide opportunities for promotion and access to professional opportunities on- and off-campus.

    The position will start August 16, 2022 and is a non tenure track position that is renewable annually. Some summer teaching opportunities may be available depending on department needs. The ideal candidate is expected to contribute to one or more areas in our core health science curriculum that covers anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and corresponding laboratory courses. Specific teaching responsibilities will be determined based on candidate specialization, interest, and balance of lecture and laboratory courses in collaboration with the department chair and existing faculty.

    At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

    If you are looking for a faculty position where you can:
    ● focus on teaching;
    ● work with highly-motivated students in and out of the classroom and laboratory;
    ● contribute to a thriving academic program;
    ● be a member of a mission-driven institution;
    ● live affordably in a central location with easy access to both recreation and urban amenities;

    Then apply today!

    Minimum Qualifications

    ● Master’s degree in anatomy, physiology, exercise science, kinesiology, science education, or related field;
    ● Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level;
    ● Effective written communication.

    Preferred Qualifications

    While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
    • PhD or EdD in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, science education or related field;
    • Successful experience in any or all of the following:
      • working with students in a non-classroom setting (e.g. laboratory, advising, mentoring)
      • utilizing laboratory skills related to area of expertise (e.g. cadaver-based dissection, exercise testing, motion analysis)
      • as Instructor of Record in a lecture- and/or laboratory- based course.
      • working with and/or teaching socially and culturally diverse communities.
      • working in the health professional career fields;
    • Interest and willingness to serve, lead, and/or collaborate within a department and/or broader university community;
    • Ability to model excellence in teaching, to foster a stimulating classroom environment and to challenge students in creative ways;
    • Effective interpersonal communication skills;
    • Effective oral communication skills;
    • Effective classroom management skills;
    • Commitment to breadth of education, including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition to support the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession

    Special Instructions to Applicant

    A complete application for the position consists of the following:
    • Letter of intent, which addresses all the required qualifications listed above and as many preferred qualifications as apply.
    • C.V.
    • Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts. If degree conferral is not displayed on transcripts, the applicant should submit another form of evidence of degree completion.
    • Statement on teaching philosophy that describes how you would teach a course or lab in the core health science curriculum and how diversity, equity, and inclusion informs that teaching
    • Contact information for three references.

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

    To comply with federal rules, UD will require all employees including student employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The University will accept valid religious or medical exemptions and seek to reasonably accommodate them. Links to the most up-to-date COVID-19 health information, an easy-to-navigate index of the University's COVID-19 guidelines, and resources can be found at

    Posting closes December 1st, 2021 at 11:55 PM EST

    Closing Statement

    The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

    Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at