The Department of Health and Exercise Science in the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a nine-month appointment that will begin August 2019. Instructional duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. In addition, all faculty are expected to maintain an active independent program of scholarship, as well as participate in service roles within the university, profession, and community.

Minimum Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in exercise science or related discipline is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential for effective instruction, innovative independent research, interpersonal communication skills, interest in collaboration, and workplace collegiality. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment begins.

Special Consideration Given To:
Candidates with previous teaching experience in exercise science or related discipline. Candidates with professional certification (e.g., NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, ACSM Exercise Physiologist-Certified) and who show active participation in pertinent professional organizations. Candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to improve access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Teaching and/or research expertise may include, but are not limited to, the following:
● exercise prescription,
● athlete monitoring and data analytics,
● fitness assessment

The Department of Health and Exercise Science is an interdisciplinary department housing nationally accredited and recognized programs including Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Science, Public Health, and Athletic Training (to be replaced by a Master of Science by 2021) and Master of Science degree in Exercise Science.

The BCHS is the newest and second largest college at Appalachian State University, with over 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. The BCHS recently moved into a new state-of- the-art 203,000 square foot facility. Appalachian State has approximately 19,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Nestled high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, the region is renowned for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation such as hiking, skiing, biking, fishing, and canoeing. Boone is conveniently located approximately two hours from Asheville, Charlotte, and Greensboro, NC.

Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 30, 2018. A complete application consists of the following: (1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching goals and experience; (4) a research agenda; (5) unofficial copies of all transcripts; and (6) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview. For questions contact the search committee chair, Herman van Werkhoven, Ph.D. (, 828-262-7120). Applications should be submitted electronically and loaded to (create a free account).

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Herman van Werkhoven (, 828-262-7120).

Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
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