Assistant Professor of Human Performance/Exercise Science

Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD

ID: 7069768
Posted: September 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Text
Responsibilities: Northern State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Human Performance/Exercise Science in the Department of Health and Physical Education. Responsibilities include teaching both face-to-face and online undergraduate and graduate courses in a learner-centered environment, undergraduate research, mentor graduate students, scholarly activity, and service to the university and community.
Qualifications: Applicants with an earned doctorate in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, or a related field are preferred; however, ABDs who will complete their degree before the date of appointment will be considered. The candidate should be able to teach courses in Biomechanics; Nutrition; Exercise Physiology; Motor Learning; Tests and Measurements; and Strength and Conditioning. Candidates must have relevant laboratory experience including Biodex operation, metabolic cart, and EKG equipment. The successful candidate will facilitate the operation of the Human Performance Laboratory. Certification (CEP, CSCS) or professional membership (ACSM, NSCA) is preferred.

Posting Date 09/14/2020
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 10/19/2020
Advertised Salary DOE
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
Work Hours

Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Values: Northern State University is committed to building a culture of inclusion, belonging and collegiality that respects diversity in knowledge, culture and world view. We strongly encourage women and individuals bringing diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives to apply.

Setting: Northern State University is a premier regional institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and excellent co-curricular opportunities. NSU is consistently ranked as one of the best public undergraduate institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. Northern State University is organized into the School of Fine Arts, the
College of Arts & Sciences, and the College of Professional Studies housing the School of
Business and the Millicent Atkins School of Education. NSU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and by CAEP. NSU is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern SD. The city has a population of approximately 30,000 and is a cultural, retail, banking, agribusiness, and healthcare hub for the region. The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region. With more than $100 million invested over the last decade, Northern State University is experiencing transformative positive momentum. Recent new buildings, renovations and projects under construction include significant updates to the Johnson Fine Arts Center and Barnett Athletics Center, three new residence halls, the new Jewett Regional Science Education Center, and a new regional Sports Complex with athletic and recreational fields. Faculty and student research are facilitated in NSU’s Human Performance Lab, which is equipped with essential measurement tools for kinesiology

Affirmative Action Statement
Northern State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Diversity Statement
Northern State University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At NSU, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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