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Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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1460 University Drive, Winchester, Virginia

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The College of Arts and Sciences at Shenandoah University, a private, comprehensive university located 70 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., announces an exciting opportunity within the Department of Exercise Science. This full-time and career-contract track position with rank dependent upon qualifications begins in August 2023.

The Exercise Science Department at Shenandoah University is the largest program within the College of Arts & Sciences and works to prepare students for career opportunities in health and fitness as well as graduate health professions programs such as Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. The Department emphasizes critical thinking, written communication skills, and the application of theory and research for evidence-based practice. The Department promotes experiential learning and student research opportunities and participates in the campus-wide promotion of health and wellness with the Exercise is Medicine on Campus initiative through the ACSM. 

Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the current Exercise Science curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and proficiency in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing & Prescription, and Nutrition. Candidates with a history of supervision of undergraduate research projects are also desirable. Additional expectations include academic advising, scholarly activity, and service to the department, University, and surrounding communities.

Required Experience

Doctorate in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Science, or a related field is preferred; ABD with anticipated completion by May 2023 will be considered. Evidence of excellence in college-level teaching and advising is required, as is scholarly activity. Candidates with NSCA and/or ACSM certification are preferred. 

How to apply:

Complete application submissions will include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, most recent course evaluations, and letters of support from three professional references.  As part of the letter of intent, please address the following: How will you support a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment at Shenandoah University? Feel free to draw upon your experiences and/or growing awareness. Incomplete applicant submissions may not be considered. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected. A pre-employment background check will be required. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will also be required.

**Note: A pre-employment background check will be required and a satisfactory driving record may be required as a condition of hire. 

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

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Not Applicable