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Assistant Professor, Exercise Science 110740

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https://jobs.uwf.edu. Please be prepared to upload your curriculum vitae, letter of application/interest, statement of teaching/advising/community outreach philosophy, and a list of three professional references. Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three references who can provide confidential, electronic letters of recommendation to support your application. There will be an opportunity to upload these documents during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email jobs@uwf.edu.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Number 110740
Position Title Assistant Professor, Exercise Science 110740
Working Title
Department 8990 - Exercise Science & Comm Health
Job Summary

The Department of Exercise Science and Community Health invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Exercise Science (tenure accruing position). The position requires a PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or closely related discipline and expertise in the field of human motor behavior (motor learning and/or motor control), motor development, and biomechanics. Applicants should have evidence of a research agenda that will guide the candidate’s scholarly career in meaningful research; participate in department, college, and university committees; supervise field-base experiences; be actively involved in professional organizations; and collaborate with community partners.

As a successful candidate, you will have a commitment to teaching excellence and be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in motor learning, motor development, biomechanics, and measurements and evaluation. Ability to teach courses in research methods, statistics, and other exercise science related course is also desirable. Applicants should have a focused line of research; publications in scholarly journals; and evidence of success in or strong potential for obtaining extramural funding from federal, foundation, and/or industry sources. Additional responsibilities include: thesis and dissertation committees, internship and career advising of majors and participating in University and community service

FLSA Exempt
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.  

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD in degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or closely related discipline and expertise in the field of human motor behavior (motor learning and/or motor control), motor development, biomechanics however ABD candidates will be considered.

• Evidence of a clear research agenda that will guide the candidate’s scholarly career.

• Demonstrated success in external funding and research publications.

• Potential to become a leader in research field.

• University teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

• Strong interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research.

Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Contract Period (In Months) 9
FTE 1
Normal Work Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, Flexible

Posting Details

Posting Details

Employment based visa sponsorship will be considered for this position.

Requisition Number F00129PO
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Location Pensacola Main Campus
Desired Start Date 08/08/2017
Position End Date
Open Date
Close Date 06/16/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https://jobs.uwf.edu.

Please be prepared to upload your curriculum vitae, letter of application/interest, statement of teaching/advising/community outreach philosophy, and a list of three professional references.

Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three references who can provide confidential, electronic letters of recommendation to support your application.

There will be an opportunity to upload these documents during the application process.

For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email jobs@uwf.edu.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have University teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a demonstrated record of achievement in academic research?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a demonstrated record of achievement in service?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Will you have a PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution by the start date for this position?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Interest
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents