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Assistant Professor/Tenure Track - Northern Michigan University

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  • Assistant Professor/Tenure Track - Northern Michigan University

    Position Title: Assistant Professor/Tenure Track
    Department: School of Health and Human Performance
    Term of Assignment: Tenure Track

    Brief Statement of Duties:
    This position will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more exercise science areas and maintenance and research associated with the Exercise Science Laboratory. Advising, service to the department and university and a program of scholarship will also be required. This is a campus-based position.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Required Education: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree
    Discipline / Degree Area: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control or combination

    Required Specialized Training/Certifications:
    Two positions, both of which require an earned doctorate in exercise science-related areas. One position is specific to biomechanics, motor control and/or related field and one position is specific to strength and conditioning, sports performance and/or related fields. Degree must be from an accredited institution by August 2023.

    Required Minimum Work Experience:
    Earned doctorate in biomechanics, strength and conditioning/sport performance, exercise physiology, motor control, or combination area in the exercise sciences from an accredited institution. Evidence of teaching biomechanics and/or strength and conditioning and sport performance-related courses. Evidence of research and scholarship.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:
    Conveying oral and written information in understandable ways and communicating effectively verbally and in writing. Working effectively with others in productive ways.
    Expertise in sport performance, strength and conditioning, and biomechanics. Ability to supervise and mentor students through the research process. Ability to develop and maintain a personal program of research and scholarship. Ability to serve on departmental and university committees.

    Additional Desirable Qualifications"
    Experience in the application of equipment in biomechanics, strength and conditioning, and sport performance. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate
    level. Flexibility with teaching methodology (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, distance education). Potential for securing external funding for research and evidence of successful grant funding.
    Certifications related to strength and conditioning and or coaching (e.g., National Strength and Conditioning Association CSCS). Experience in statistical analysis using various software programs (e.g., SPSS, R).

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Applicant materials will include the faculty application, cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy/statement, research plan/statement, and unofficial transcripts.

    Contact Information:
    Elizabeth Wuorinen - Chair,

    Equal Employment Opportunity:
    NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.