Tenure Track Faculty in Exercise and Sport Science

Western State College of Colorado - Gunnison, CO

Full-time$49,000 - $54,000 a year
Western Colorado University invites applications for a tenure-track position in exercise and sport science at the assistant professor level.
For more information on the Exercise & Sport Science Program, visit our website at: https://www.western.edu/academics/undergraduate/exercise-sport-science

Duties: Teaching responsibilities are focused across broad areas of exercise and sport science. Expertise and teaching experience in the following areas are desirable: motor development and learning, exercise and sport psychology, nutrition for wellness and performance, biomechanics, and program design of physical activity settings. Responsibilities include teaching 24 semester credits per year, academic advising, college service, and scholarly activity.
Qualifications: Doctorate required. ABD will be considered for appointment, and doctorate is required for tenure. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and excellence in teaching. Experience in supervision of undergraduate student research is highly desired. Preference will be given to candidates who also have a background in the areas of sport management and/or K-12 physical education. The ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas is desirable: Lifetime Wellness, Principles of Exercise & Sport Science, Introduction to Sport Management, and Strength & Conditioning. A demonstrated ability to work closely with colleagues to mentor diverse students in a small, student-centered undergraduate program is critical. Working with existing faculty to develop evidence-based strategies for program growth is expected. Candidates should also have a vision for professional activity (research, writing, professional involvement, fundraising).
Additional Application Information: SALARY: $49,000-$54,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: August 2020

APPLICATION: Apply online at www.western.edu/jobs. Required attachments to the application include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of 3 professional references with name, position, and contact information.

For more information please contact: Dr. Lance Dalleck at ldalleck@western.edu or (970) 943-3095.

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

Screening of applicants will begin November 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3,400 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Western is a student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged campus and community. Faculty help students develop the skills and commitments needed to continue learning throughout their lives and strive to elucidate the connections unifying academic domains, which have traditionally existed separately: the sciences, liberal arts and professional programs. The curriculum provides professional flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western is also an advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The university is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about the university.

Western Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus