The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is recruiting for an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Fayetteville, AR, USA. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012.
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Position #Y1293. The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville invites nominations and applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Exercise Science in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 1) Teach graduate and undergraduate classes in Exercise Science. 2) Establish a research agenda capable of securing external funding. 3) Supervise theses, dissertations, and honors projects. 4) Advise both undergraduate and graduate students. 5) Provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession.
Required Qualifications: 1) Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Exercise Science or closely related field. 2) Evidence of refereed publications and presentations. 3) Demonstrated ability to be an effective teacher and mentor.
Preferred Qualifications: 1) 2-3 years of post-graduate experience. 2) Knowledge of ACSM standards of exercise testing and prescription.
Appointment and Salary: This is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and background. The anticipated starting date is August 15, 2012.
The Program: The Exercise Science program has a strong reputation for having quality students, high standards, and a student-centered faculty. The 7 faculty in the Exercise Science Program are committed to providing experiential opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, including research mentoring and interdisciplinary collaborations in the Human Performance Lab. Exercise Science is the fastest growing program on the campus and is now the second largest major with approximately 600 undergraduates and 70 graduate students (M.S., Ph.D.). This dramatic increase in student numbers in the last five years warrants the addition of new faculty. Our students represent a diverse background with academic interests in both exercise physiology and biomechanics. The Exercise Science faculty has successfully collaborated with faculty in Nursing, Biological Science, Animal Science, Engineering, and Environmental Life Sciences.
The Human Performance Lab: Serves as the responsible multi-disciplinary unit for the initiation and coordination of research, outreach education, and service programs. The 7,000 sq. ft. lab housed within the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department, is one of the most comprehensive research facilities in the area. Specialty areas include body composition analysis, muscle function analysis, biomechanical analysis, cardiovascular assessment, biochemical assessment, thermoregulatory assessment, and other evaluation areas. Some of the state of the art resources include equipment for exercise biochemistry as well as applied research. For information about the Exercise Science Program or the Human Performance Lab, go here.
The Department: The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation is one of five academic units in the college. The department offers fully accredited undergraduate (B.S.E.) and graduate degree programs (M.Ed., M.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.) with over 1,000 students, 21 graduate assistants, and 23 full-time faculty members.
University and Location: The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville serves as the major center of liberal and professional education and as the primary land-grant campus in the state. It is Arkansas’ major source of theoretical and applied research and the provider of a wide range of public services to people throughout the state and nation. The Carnegie Foundation categorizes the University of Arkansas as a research institution with “very high research activity”, placing the University among the top 108 universities nationwide and in a class by itself within the state of Arkansas. In its 2011 edition, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University among the top tier of institutions of higher education. Fayetteville is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains in the northwest corner of the state with an approximate population of 75,000 residents. The city and area have been featured in numerous publications as a very desirable and economical place to live and most recently was listed by Money magazine as one of the “100 Best Places to Live.”
Applications: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.To apply, send a letter of interest (demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications listed above), complete curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and the names, titles, addresses, and contact numbers of three references to the address below. Official transcripts will be required only from finalists. All materials and queries should be addressed to:
Dr. Inza L. Fort, Chair of Search Committee
1 University of Arkansas
Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
**HPER - 321**
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-6762
Fax: (479) 575-2853
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, veteran status or sexual orientation. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States and subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.