Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

ID: 7180162
Posted: September 18, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Purpose of Position
The Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry at Christopher Newport University invites applications for one or more tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions in Biology (Kinesiology), effective August 2024. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The University seeks a teacher-scholar committed to undergraduate education who will engage a diverse group of students in creative intellectual challenges and pursue a robust research program in their field. The successful applicant must be able to support the growth and development of a new major in Kinesiology and teach courses such as Introduction to Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Biostatistics, or Biomechanics and contribute to the Cellular, Molecular, and Physiological Biology major. The applicant may have the opportunity to develop courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, teach lower division courses in our Liberal Learning Core, and support the M.S. in Environmental Science. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.

A Doctoral degree in Kinesiology, Biology, or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Post-Doc experience is preferred. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the doctorate by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
Departmental Information
The department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry(MBCH) is composed of 22 full-time faculty members and housed in an $80 Million integrated science building that includes dedicated research space for faculty in three departments and has over $1M of instrumentation. This includes kinesiology equipment and instruments such as treadmills, ergometers, a body composition analyzer, a metabolic cart, and a force plate. We also have an ICP-OES, HPLC, FTIR, X-ray diffractometer, fluorometer and fluorescence plate reader, UV/Vis, GC-MS, Q-TOF LCMS, a 400 MHz NMR, confocal microscopes, real-time thermocycler, and other standard molecular biology equipment as well as a vivarium. The department oversees roughly 450 students who are in pursuit of the B.S. degree in Biology with majors in both Cellular, Molecular, and Physiological Biology and Kinesiology and the B.S. degree in Chemistry with majors in both Chemistry and Biochemistry. The department works in conjunction with the Psychology department to support the B.S. degree in Neuroscience through the Neuroscience program.

Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit
Faculty Information
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in “The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition,” Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our Fall 2022 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.76 and 1180, respectively. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at