Director of Sport and Exercise Science (SPEX)

Seattle University in Washington

Deadline May 08, 2014
Date Posted April 7, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Director of Sport and Exercise Science (SPEX)

Seattle University


The College of Arts & Sciences at Seattle University seeks applications for a tenured or tenure-track Associate or Full Professor to hold the position of Director of Sport & Exercise Science beginning July 1, 2014.  SPEX is a program of approximately 110 majors with active ties to the community and strong student commitment.  Applicants with academic, research, medical, and athletic career backgrounds will be considered.


The SPEX program is a rigorous academic program focused on training the next generation of sport scientists and health care practitioners.  Applicants with a passion for providing a hands-on educational environment that utilizes the intelligent application of sport and exercise science practices and its respective technologies in coursework, internships and laboratory experiences are encouraged to apply.


SPEX is a science-based undergraduate curriculum that explains the contribution of chemistry, nutrition, physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, motor learning, and psychology to effective exercise and sport performance. For additional information go to:


The SPEX Director oversees the undergraduate program and is responsible for all program operations as well as supervision of faculty & professional staff. Current staffing consists of the director, a lab technician and part time faculty who hold experience/expertise in the field.  The new director will have opportunity to hire a tenure-track faculty member.  Responsibilities for both the Associate and Full Professor levels include teaching, an active scholarly program, and service. 


Requirements:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree and a history of academic leadership and/or administrative experience, strong student evaluations; and an established publishing record.


Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic University located on 48 acres on Seattles Capitol Hill.  More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.  U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges 2013 ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.  Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.


In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.


Submit applications to http://jobs/ To ensure full consideration, include a letter of application that demonstrates qualifications for this position including commitment to diversity and Seattle Universitys mission, values, and vision; vita or resume; teaching evaluations; statement of research; and the names and contact information for three current references (recommendation letters will be solicited upon submission of application).  Review of applications will commence May 8, 2014

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