Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Exercise & Sport Science

Western State Colorado University

Date Posted October 17, 2012
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Exercise & Sport Science

Western State Colorado University


POSITION:                   Western State Colorado University invites applications for a tenure-track position in exercise and sport science at the assistant professor level. Teaching responsibilities are focused in the area of clinical exercise science. Expertise and teaching experience in the following areas are desirable: exercise physiology (including labs), exercise assessment & prescription, clinical exercise physiology, nutrition & supplementation, biomechanics and anatomy & physiology.  Interest and expertise in environmental physiology, including high altitude physiology is sought. Responsibilities include teaching 24 semester credits per year, academic advising, college service, and scholarly activity. For more information on the Exercise & Sport Science Program, visit our website at http://www.western.edu/academics/ess


SALARY:                     Salary is commensurate with qualifications and rank; Salary range is $48,000-$50,000.



QUALIFICATIONS:      Doctorate required. ABD will be considered for appointment, and doctorate is required for tenure. Candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and excellence in teaching. Experience in supervision of undergraduate student research is highly desired. Preference will be given to candidates who have lab experience with a variety of testing protocols, ability to supervise a lab manager, and ACSM certification. Ability to work closely with colleagues in a small, student-centered undergraduate program is critical. Working with existing faculty to develop masters level curriculum in exercise physiology and programming associated with the proposed Center for Wellness & Human Performance is expected. Candidates should have a vision for professional activity (research, writing, professional involvement).


STARTING DATE:       August 2013



MATERIALS:               Candidates must apply using our online application process by visiting www.western.edu/jobs  Required attachments to your online application include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy and a list of contact information for at least three references. 


                                    For more information please contact: Dr. Christina Buchanan, Search Committee Chair, at chbuchanan@western.edu or (970) 943-2027.


Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.


Screening of applicants will begin November 26th and will continue until the position is filled.

Western State Colorado University is a residential, four-year public institution with an enrollment of 2,300 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. WSCU is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnisonvalley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western State Colorado University because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about Western.

Western State Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.