Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

Posted: 09/16/2022

Assistant Professor, Exercise Science 

The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Kinesiology seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Exercise Science, starting January 2023. This position advances the university's vision, mission and strategic plan in relation to scholarship, research, and creative activity, engaged and applied learning. This position involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in two or more of the following areas: Anatomy, Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Clinical Exercise Science. Responsibilities also include scholarship, professional service, advising students, and supervision of undergraduate and master thesis/research projects.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Exercise Science or related field. ABD's will be considered with doctoral program completion by January 1, 2023. Required qualifications include at least two years of university teaching experience as a leading instructor in at least one of the following areas: Anatomy, Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Clinical Exercise Science; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; demonstrated ability to establish a research agenda, conduct research and publish manuscripts in peer reviewed research journals; and demonstrated commitment to professional service.
Preference will be given to candidates with a record of professional and community engagement; a strong background in research methodology and statistics; ability to teach clinical exercise science classes; experience advising and/or mentoring students; and a record of collaborative work.
Applications received by September 30, 2022 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Windee Weiss at 319-273-2011 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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